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County Council leading fight to preserve home rule #IN

By National Wind Watch The Indiana General Assembly is often referred to as a “citizens’ legislature.” For years, state law has embodied a Dorothy Gale-like “no place like home” mindset, with “home rule” in place to let local governments determine their own fates whenever practical. But there is a gale of another kind swirling at…

Construction of Parteen windmill catches community by surprise #IRL

By National Wind Watch Local representatives and community members are aggrieved at the recent construction of a windmill at Knockballynameath, Parteen. A planning file was submitted on 28 May, 2010 for a single 800kW wind turbine, 73 meters high with a rotor diameter of 53 meters, and ancillary road access. No local objections were lodged,…

Apex hosts community meeting on proposed wind farm project #MI

By National Wind Watch Apex Clean Energy officials hosted their first community meeting Tuesday evening and they used the occasion to explain why they are now addressing the entire county despite doing wind farm studies for the past three years or more. “We’re really starting to ramp up our engagement,” Senior Development Manager Albert Jongewaard…

Nation Rise Wind Farm nearing completion #ON

By National Wind Watch To mitigate the noise and sight problems of the 131-metre-tall turbines, the company agreed to offer $150,000 to homeowners within a 1.5-kilometre radius of the wind farm for home improvements. The homeowners can collect a maximum of $5,000 from the fund, although depending on the number of applications, they may receive…

Town Democrats reject two incumbents for upcoming election #NY

By National Wind Watch The East Hampton Democratic Committee did not endorse two incumbent Democrats, Councilman Jeff Bragman of the town board and Rick Drew of the town trustees, at its Feb. 17 nominating convention, instead backing Cate Rogers for town board and David Cataletto for trustee. Ms. Rogers, who is the committee’s chairwoman, will…

West Pennine councillor’s anger over moorland turbine mistake #ENG

By National Wind Watch A Tory councillor has called for a public apology after a borough’s local plan mistakenly suggested a protected countryside area was suitable for a wind farm. West Pennine ward’s Cllr Julie Slater was alarmed to see the Hoddlesden Moss Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) earmarked for turbines in the Blackburn…

County Commission receives input on commercial wind regulations #KS

By National Wind Watch Speakers offered widely contrasting views of what messages it would send – and what the economic impacts would be – depending on which commercial wind development regulations the Reno County Commission adopts. A half-dozen speakers appeared in favor of regulations forwarded by the Reno County Planning Commission, while four others called…

Wind farm project draws criticism from some residents #WA

By National Wind Watch TRI-CITIES, Wash. – A renewable energy project that would generate enough power for 275,000 homes on average per year is drawing criticism from some neighbors. The State of Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) is currently reviewing the Horse Heaven Wind Farm project, presented by Scout Clean Energy. The proposal…

Community’s concern over rural Kilkenny windfarm plans #IRL

By National Wind Watch Water supplies, house prices, and even livelihoods will be adversely affected if planning permission is granted to a wind farm in south Kilkenny, a number of people in the community say. Frustration is widespread in the area around the proposed Castlebanny Wind Farm, with locals expressing anger at what they describe…

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