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New Cumbria offshore wind farm plan ‘highly controversial’ #ENG

By National Wind Watch A new wind farm off the West Cumbrian coast would be “highly controversial”, councillors have warned. An area between Maryport and Sellafield has been identified as one of five potential sites for offshore developments. Copeland Council’s nuclear and energy board member Sam Pollen said it was “vital” the authority decided what…

Do you want control over your land? #IA (letter)

By National Wind Watch Letter to the editor, farmers, ranchers, landowners and anyone interested in the consequences of government officials making harmful decisions. The Iowa Utilities Board is proposing the use of eminent domain with wind and solar energy. Eminent domain is the right of a government to expropriate private property for public use. This…

Start of a better wind ordinance #NC

By National Wind Watch During the regular June 13th County Commissioners meeting, I became aware of what Chowan’s wind ordinance really means. Obviously it means text changes, amendments, deletions and same-ol’, same-ol’ political gamesmanship. So, the first public comment was a letter from Apex Clean Energy that changing the wind ordinance wasn’t necessary. Their same…

Huge offshore wind farm gets green light #ENG

By National Wind Watch At least one of three huge wind farm projects planned to be built off the Norfolk coast will go ahead. The government has approved plans for the Norfolk Vanguard wind farm, which is to be built east of Norfolk by Swedish energy firm Vattenfall. And Alok Sharma, secretary of state for…

Argyle and Bute wind project gains Scottish Government approval #SCT

By National Wind Watch An application to develop a wind farm in Argyll and Bute has been granted consent by the Scottish Government. High Constellation Wind Farm, a project consisting of 10 turbines and an onsite battery storage facility, was supported by environmental, planning and engineering company Arcus Consultancy Services. The decision notice was issued…

Renewable Energy and Human Rights benchmark

By National Wind Watch Nearly half the companies benchmarked (7/16) scored below 10%, with three quarters (12/16) scoring below 40%. The average score was just 22%, indicating that, as a whole, the industry has a long way to go to demonstrate its respect for the human rights of communities and workers in their operations and…

Derryadd Windfarm project was initially rejected #IRL

By National Wind Watch An Bord Pleanala’s decision to grant approval for a €100m wind farm in south Longford has been called into question after it emerged a senior official had initially called for its rejection before it was given the green light. In a near 200 page report (dated September 6, 2019) compiled for…

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