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As zebras watch, Detroit Zoo announces switch to wind energy #MI

By National Wind Watch Royal Oak – Before an attentive audience of elected officials, reporters and zebras, the Detroit Zoo announced Thursday that it’s embracing a renewable energy plan and will ultimately draw all of its electricity from Michigan wind parks. The contract, part of DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program, will take effect in 2021. The…

Dodge County wind farm project hits the brakes #MN

By National Wind Watch MANTORVILLE – A proposed 170-megawatt wind farm that would span from Steele to Olmsted counties saw the air go out of its sails, at least for the immediate future. NextEra, developer of The Dodge County Wind project, has suspended its application for a site permit and certificate of need on the…

Wind turbines and radar mix poorly #MA #NY #RI

By National Wind Watch As budding offshore wind development brings the U.S. to the brink of a new chapter in energy production, questions remain as to how radar interference caused by wind turbines will be diminished or eliminated. Vineyard Wind’s 84-turbine wind farm, slated for an Atlantic lease area about 15 miles south of Martha’s…

Sedgwick County bans large-scale commercial wind farms #KS

By National Wind Watch Large-scale commercial wind farms won’t be built in Sedgwick County. County commissioners voted Wednesday to update the county’s comprehensive plan and zoning code with specific policies for renewable energy systems. The new regulations prohibit wind facilities and allow solar array systems. Dave Yearout with the Wichita-Sedgwick County Planning Department says existing…

Commission discusses road conditions on wind farm project #KS

By National Wind Watch The Marion County Commission took action at its meeting on Aug 19 in order to get the attention of the contractor responsible for road maintenance and repairs on the Diamond Vista wind farm project. By a unanimous vote, the commission directed Brad Jantz, county counsel, to relay the issues about the…

Sedgwick County bans large-scale wind farms #KS

By National Wind Watch The Sedgwick County Commission unanimously voted on Wednesday to ban large-scale wind farms and restrict large-scale solar power in the county. “We are only talking the commercial scale facilities not the smaller facilities that might be accessory units,” said Dave Yearout, Principal Planner Sedgwick County. “Wind facilities could have impacts up…

Wind farm, county officials face lawsuit #TX

By National Wind Watch Over the past several months Wildcat Creek Wind Farm LLC has been under discussion within many area governmental entities. And now, it’s facing a lawsuit. On Thursday, Aug. 15, a lawsuit was filed with the Cooke County District Clerk’s office against the wind farm, Cooke County, Cooke County Commissioners’ Court and…

‘Tilt-fell’ wind tower removal gets new life #IL

By National Wind Watch PRINCETON – Bureau County Board on Tuesday reconsidered last month’s vote that prevented Big Sky Wind from using the tilt/fell method for decommissioning wind turbines approved in 2006. The board had voted down an addendum to the project’s decommissioning and restoration plan last month, which would have allowed BSW DevCo LLC…

Resolutions drafted to prevent further wind expansion #KS

By National Wind Watch ERIE – Neosho County Commissioners and critics of the Neosho Ridge Wind project looked over drafts of a proposed moratorium on future construction during Thursday evening’s meeting. County Counselor Seth Jones had prepared a draft and two revised versions of a resolution, and opponent Ed Spielbusch also submitted a proposed resolution….

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