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Wind farms: Farmers making a noise of their own #AUS

By National Wind Watch Hawkesdale farmer Paul Lewis says noise from Macarthur wind farm, five kilometres from his home, wakes him up at night. Despite complaining to wind farm operator AGL and his local council “nobody will do anything about it”, he says. “No one can do anything to really address the problems with existing…

BZA turns down wind farm transmission line #IN

By National Wind Watch RUSHVILLE – The Rush County Board of Zoning Appeals found itself again this week saying no to the developer of a projected wind farm project in the area. The board, during a public hearing Tuesday night, unanimously denied the application by West Fork Wind LLC., also known as NextEra Energy Resources,…

Large crowd present for wind energy hearing #NE

By National Wind Watch PIERCE – Outside of a 15-minute presentation at the beginning of a public hearing on Thursday, Nov. 2, Pierce County Commissioners heard virtually no one from the public speak in support of allowing wind turbines in the county or the proposed amendments to Pierce County zoning regulations covering wind energy. More…

Massey academics seek legal advice #NZL

By National Wind Watch Two Massey staff and a Palmerston North consultant are fighting to restore their international reputations after the university’s response to a complaint of dodgy research was released to Australian media. The researchers, specialising in low-frequency sound, say Massey did not give them a chance to give their side of the story…

Councillors to visit north-east windfarm site #SCT

By National Wind Watch Councillors will cast an eye over the site of a controversial wind turbine project near a north-east village. Members of Aberdeenshire Council’s local review body are taking part in an unaccompanied visit to Crimond Camp tomorrow morning. The local authority rejected plans to build the 261ft structure earlier this year. An…

Public urges Ford County Board to strengthen wind-farm rules #IL

By National Wind Watch PAXTON – Members of the public on Monday night urged Ford County Board members to consider, among other measures, the need to increase the minimum distance that wind turbines can be located from homes. Ann Ihrke, Cindy Ihrke and Ted Hartke addressed the board during Monday’s monthly meeting. A month earlier,…

Sperrins wind farm refused – night sky museum approved #NIR

By National Wind Watch A wind farm plan near Davagh Forest has been rejected by councillors, who in the same week, took a major step closer to realising a major new ‘dark sky observatory’ in the forest. Permission was refused for the five 126.5 metre structures at Beltonanean at last week’s Planning Committee of Mid…

Review finds information lacking in wind farm plan #ON

By National Wind Watch An engineering report has found gaps and deficiencies in the draft Renewable Energy Approval (REA) documents to construct a wind farm in Dutton Dunwich. The municipality retained Morrison Hershfield Limited to evaluate the Strong Breeze Wind Project draft report prepared by Stantec Consulting Ltd. for Invenergy. The findings were released during…

Blowing hot and cold #DEU

By National Wind Watch Germany’s mighty wind-turbine industry is suffering from a plunge in orders and a surge in foreign competition as subsidies for renewables are slashed worldwide. Can it recover? Read Full Article Here For more great articles: National Wind Watch

Wind farm permits approved #KS

By National Wind Watch County commissioners approved conditional use permits Monday for Diamond Vista, a wind energy project proposed in northern Marion County, after a large crowd forced the meeting to move to a larger room. With people spilling out of commission chambers in the courthouse lobby, the meeting temporarily moved to the courtroom to…

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