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Department of State to oversee renewable siting office #NY

By National Wind Watch Sen. Kevin Parker, chair of the chamber’s Energy Committee, said the budget will include a landmark shift to how new renewable projects get sited – and the process will be overseen by the Department of State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed to rewrite the permitting process for large-scale wind and solar projects,…

Germany’s maxed-out grid is causing trouble across Europe #DNK #DEU

By National Wind Watch Northern Germany can’t use all the renewable energy it’s making. Neither can its neighbors. The growing mismatch between Germany’s renewables capacity and the strength of its electricity network is leading to curtailment, crazy pricing and challenges for neighboring nations. Although Germany is generating record amounts of clean energy in the north,…

Gov. Cuomo’s power grab — take action #NY (letter)

By National Wind Watch Dear neighbor: Are you aware that Gov. Cuomo included the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act as part of a 30-day budget amendment titled Article 23? This amendment is to the Transportation, Economic Development and Environmental Conservation (TED) bill. The act, unveiled a few weeks ago in a 30-day…

Why are Dems so bent on passing wind amid corona crisis? #USA

By National Wind Watch Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Renewable energy is getting so cheap that it doesn’t need subsidies anymore. Yes, well. Renewables live or die by subsidies, in fact. That was proved yet again this week, when Democrats tried (unsuccessfully) to stuff a panoply of Green New Deal measures into the…

Une éolienne en feu au parc de la Bouleste, à Flavin #FRA

By National Wind Watch [translate article to English] L’alerte a été donnée ce mardi 24 mars peu avant 10 heures par un agriculteur riverain des lieux du sinistre. Neuf pompiers et plusieurs gendarmes dépêchés, un impressionnant panache de fumée, visible à plusieurs kilomètres… et un risque de chute de la génératrice, en proie aux flammes….

County residents strongly oppose NextEra wind farm #CO

By National Wind Watch Washington County Commissioners held their regular meeting Tuesday, March 17 with an audience of almost 30 people present. County Administrator Misty Peterson gave the invocation, followed by the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Assistant Administrator Denise Chavez presented the planning and zoning report. The first item was a building permit for Ryan Koch…

County commissioners ban commercial wind energy #MO

By National Wind Watch The Buchanan County Commission approved and adopted a recommendation from the county’s Planning and Zoning Commission to incorporate a total commercial wind energy ban Thursday. The Planning and Zoning Commission held a work session on Feb. 19 and recommended the total ban by a vote of 8-4. For more on this…

Seeadler und Turmfalke von Windkraftanlage in Holtsee erschlagen #DEU

By National Wind Watch [Sea eagle and kestrel slain by wind turbine in Holtsee (translate article to English)] Der Anruf kam gegen 9.30 Uhr. Ein Spaziergänger hatte einen Seeadler unter einer Windkraftanlage in Holtsee entdeckt. Ich fuhr umgehend zur Fundstelle. Unter der Windkraftanlage lag ein verendeter Turmfalke, welcher offen sichtlich in ein Rotorblatt geraten war….

NYSERDA must reveal secret study, judge rules #NY

By National Wind Watch Ruling in favor of the Empire Center, a state Supreme Court judge in Albany has ordered the Cuomo administration’s energy and environmental agencies to release a supposedly incomplete “comprehensive study” of how to meet the governor’s aggressive renewable energy goals. The decision handed down by Justice Peter A. Lynch late last…

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