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Wind farm project shelved #ON

By National Wind Watch Good news for Wallaceburg area residents came Friday from Queen’s Park, as Premier Doug Ford followed through on his promise to cancel renewable energy projects in Ontario. In a release Friday, Ontario Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford announced ratepayers will benefit from $790 million in savings thanks…

Planning approval for Co Clare wind farm overturned #IRL

By National Wind Watch The Supreme Court has overturned planning permission for a Co Clare wind farm due to An Bord Pleanála’s failure to make “complete, definitive and precise” findings required under European law. Permission for the project, a development of six wind turbines at Coor West, Shanvogh, was initially turned down by Clare County…

Wind energy boondoggle #IA

By National Wind Watch MidAmerican Energy has plans to take Iowa to 100% renewable energy. Our giant utility companies are running over Iowans to make this happen. Hundreds of people are negatively affected at every installation and hundreds more with every extra wind energy transmission line. Affected Iowans have no real say. Many protested at…

Attorney prods Farmersville on emails with Alle-Catt Wind Farm developer #NY

By National Wind Watch FARMERSVILLE – One of the attorneys representing Farmersville residents opposed to the proposed Alle-Catt Wind Farm is challenging Farmersville Town Board members’ refusal to disclose emails from the developer. Gary Abraham, an environmental attorney working with Ginger Schroder, an attorney living in Farmersville, wrote the town last week to say the…

Massachusetts’ second-largest wind farm expanding #MA

By National Wind Watch The Berkshire Wind Power Project atop Brodie Mountain in Hancock will expand by two additional turbines, each capable of generating 2.3 megawatts, by next spring. Owner Berkshire Wind Power Cooperative announced the expansion Thursday. The cooperative is a nonprofit entity consisting of 14 Massachusetts municipal utilities and the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale…

One of Great Falls’ first wind turbines coming down #MT

By National Wind Watch Great Falls College MSU is removing the wind turbine from its campus. Deconstruction is expected to be complete next week. The wind turbine was purchased used from the University of North Dakota. It had been installed at the wind farm near Raynesford before being moved to GFC MSU. The turbine, which…

Commissioners consider new wind moratorium #MI

By National Wind Watch CORUNNA – One month after a moratorium on wind turbine developments in Shiawassee County was allowed to expire, the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners is considering enacting a new one that will last until the end of 2018. The Board’s Economic and Physical Development Committee Monday advanced a proposal to institute…

Wind naysayers nixed #MI

By National Wind Watch L’ANSE – The Township Board voted 4-1 Wednesday not to enact an amendment to zoning ordinances recommended by its Planning and Zoning Board designed to block construction of a proposed wind farm. The amendment would have increased the distance required between a large wind energy conversion system (WECS) and the property…

DeWitt County residents lining up against wind farm #IL

By National Wind Watch WAPELLA – Every year on the Fourth of July, Brooke Cooper and her family take lawn chairs out to a pasture on their rural property east of Wapella, aim the chairs to the southeast and wait for dusk to fall and the fireworks show from Clinton to begin. This year, while…

Wind decommissioning plans OK’d In North Dakota under new rules #ND

By National Wind Watch The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) recently approved the first set of decommissioning plans for wind farms since new rule changes were approved last year. According to the PSC, the approved rules strengthen requirements for future wind projects and ensure they are properly decommissioned at the end of their use….

Sen. Rand Paul calls for shortened PTC phase out #USA

By National Wind Watch A letter from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dated May 8 calls for Treasury to withdraw the 2016 continuity safe harbor for the wind production tax credit (PTC) and return it to the 2013 two-year window. The letter also calls for the withdrawal of current Internal Revenue…

Prevailing winds carry serious questions on Lake Erie project #OH

By National Wind Watch CLEVELAND – There is a “green” issue boiling in the waters off this large city on the shore of Lake Erie, and this time it does not involve algae. It is a long-running skirmish between groups with a seemingly common conservation-rooted agenda, but markedly disparate priorities when it comes to the…

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