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Deler av vinge falt av vindturbin på Hundhammerfjellet #NOR

By National Wind Watch [Parts of a wind turbine blade have fallen off in Hundhammerfjellet.] Deler av en vinge fra en vindturbin i Hundhammerfjellet vindpark har falt av. Ødeleggelsen ble oppdaget i dag tidlig av fagfolk på stedet. Pål-Anders Dahl i NTE Energi AS opplyser at ingen skal være skadet i forbindelse med uhellet som…

Giant wind turbines could be erected throughout Co Laois #IRL

By National Wind Watch Fears have been expressed in recent days that giant wind turbines could be erected in many parts of Laois. For the past 11 years, the Ratheniska-Timahoe-Spink (RTS) Substation Action Group has opposed the development of a 400kV sub-power station at Coolnabacca in Ratheniska. The group claims that the Eirgrid/ESB €110 million…

Coronavirus: Economy department officials backed wind turbine grants #NIR

By National Wind Watch Officials at the Department for the Economy believed wind turbines “should be eligible” for coronavirus payments. Fifty-two wind turbine owners in Northern Ireland received emergency coronavirus funding from Stormont. The sector was subsequently ruled ineligible, after more than £500,000 was paid. The Department of Economy said once new information came to…

Calls for independent analysis into Viking Energy Windfarm Project #SCT

By National Wind Watch Calls for independent analysis on the progress of Viking Energy wind farm project have been made to ensure the community can trust what is presented. The SIC’s Alastair Cooper made his comments during discussions today (Wednesday) about the Shetland Windfarm Advisory Environmental Group. SWEAG’s focus is to advise both the council…

More on wind farms #PE (letter)

By National Wind Watch Carl Brothers in The Guardian (Wind will power our future, Nov. 13) challenges my thoughts on wind turbines. With respect to the cost, he claims they are now significantly cheaper than coal. I would ask, how come that wherever they have been installed in large numbers to replace coal, electricity prices…

UK wind power contract goes overseas #ENG

By National Wind Watch Monopiles and transition pieces for the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm will be made in Poland and Belgium. The contract for manufacture and supply of monopiles and transition pieces has gone to Smulders, the Belgian subsidiary of Eiffage Métal, as part of a consortium with Sif (a Dutch company specialised in…

Unika bilderna från Jörn: Gigantiska kraftverket ligger i spillror #SWE

By National Wind Watch [Unique pictures from Jörn: giant wind turbine in ruins – A wind turbine on Aldermyrberget outside Jörn collapsed to the ground on Sunday night. SVT’s Tommy Forsgren filmed with drones at the accident site on Monday.] SVT:s reporter på plats filmade under måndagen med drönare på olycksplatsen, där vindkraftverket på Aldermyrberget…

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