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Wind farm approval referred to independent panel after backlash

By National Wind Watch The final decision for a proposed wind farm near Uralla has been referred to an independent panel after the proposal received push back from residents. A public meeting has been scheduled for residents and landholders to have their final say on the proposed Thunderbolt Wind Farm which is slated for construction…

Government opposes Derrybrien wind farm bill at second stage in Seanad

By National Wind Watch Legislation aimed at rescuing the troubled Derrybrien wind farm in Co Galway from being dismantled was rejected by Senators in the Seanad this week. The special measures in the public interest (Derrybrien wind farm) bill 2023, introduced last year, aimed to prevent the decommissioning of the multimillion-euro wind farm. The proposed…

Lethen windpower plan near Grantown is rejected by Ministers

By National Wind Watch A controversial plan for 17 wind turbies near Lochindorb some 10km north-west of Grantown has been refused by Scottish Ministers. The Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit announced the refusal last night. Scotland Against Spin reported: “The Scottish Ministers acknowledge that there are environmental effects from the proposed development resulting in significant…

Grantown wind farm planners ‘Gambled and lost’ say campaigners

By National Wind Watch Anti–wind farm campaigners are celebrating last night’s announcement that a plan for a 17-turbine wind farm on a historic beauty spot north of Grantown has been rejected. As the Strathy announced earlier, the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit have refused the controversial application lodged by Fred.Olsen Renewables to develop an area…

Portsmouth residents voice concerns over off-shore wind turbine

By National Wind Watch Some Portsmouth residents are expressing their concerns over an electrical cable that would connect off-shore wind turbines to the power grid at Brayton Point. The cable would run through the Sakonnet River along the east side of Aquidneck Island. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management held a public hearing Friday…

Oregon lawmakers call for pause on offshore wind energy plans

By National Wind Watch Oregon lawmakers are calling on a federal agency to postpone plans to build two offshore wind energy projects off of the Oregon coast. In a letter sent Thursday, the bipartisan Oregon Coastal Caucus outlined concerns over a lack of public engagement for the proposed Wind Energy Areas. The plans include offshore…

Sturmtief „Wencke“ reißt Flügel von Windrad ab

By National Wind Watch [Storm tears blade off wind turbine] An einem Windrad bei Dornstadt (Baden-Württemberg) ist ein Flügel abgebrochen. Ursache soll eine heftige Sturmböe gewesen sein. Das rund 15 Tonnen schwere und 40 Meter lange Teil sei am Donnerstagnachmittag auf einem Acker nahe der Autobahn 8 und einer Bahnstrecke aufgeprallt, teilte die Polizei mit….

Ocean City is not for sale

By National Wind Watch Recently, US Wind, the company planning to build 940 tall wind turbines as close as 10.9 miles off the coast of Ocean City, has engaged in discussions with our neighboring Delaware Resort Communities offering them Community Benefit Packages. The packages offer payments up to 2 million dollars to be dispersed to…

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