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No replacement for mothballed NEG #AUS

By National Wind Watch The new Australian energy minister said there will not be a replacement for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) policy, proposed by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, and the government will let the current system expire in 2020 without a new one in place. Angus Taylor told Australia’s parliament the current renewable…

Two new wind farms proposed for county #WY

By National Wind Watch RAWLINS – Two new wind farm projects were proposed to the Carbon County Commission on Tuesday. Paul Martin, president of Intermountain Wind, LLC., an energy company based in Boulder, Colo., spearheaded a pre-application for a conditional use permit effort pertaining to Two Rivers and Lucky Star energy projects. According to Martin,…

Gone with the wind #SD

By National Wind Watch Wind farms? What a joke. There is nothing farm-like or agricultural about 500- to 600-foot industrial wind towers. Imagine our beautiful Coteau and Glacial Lakes region covered by hundreds of monstrosities. Deuel alone has approximately 320 proposed wind towers with more projects in the works. Codington and Grant have about as…

Government Of Saskatchewan Approves Blue Hill Wind Energy Project #SK

By National Wind Watch Environment Minister Dustin Duncan has approved a large-scale wind energy project in the province. This is the first large-scale wind energy project approved under The Environmental Assessment Act. Located south of Herbert, the Blue Hill Wind Energy Project will be developed and operated by Algonquin Power Co. (a subsidiary of Algonquin…

Saskatchewan approves new wind energy project with 56 turbines #SK

By National Wind Watch HERBERT, Sask. – The Saskatchewan government says a large-scale wind energy project has been approved for the province’s southwest as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Blue Hill Wind Energy Project will be located south of Herbert, Sask., and is expected to have 56 wind turbines. Environment Minister Dustin…

Local businesses object to proposed wind farm

By National Wind Watch Local businesses at Dobele, one of the possible locations of a proposed €250 million wind farm by Swedish subsidiary Eolus, object to having wind turbines in their vicinity and have started collecting signatures to prevent construction, reported LTV September 17. As reported, Eolus want to set up a total of 51…

Sherwood continues to struggle with turbine zoning #MI

By National Wind Watch SHERWOOD TOWNSHIP – The Sherwood Township Planning Commission continues to try to craft an ordinance to regulate wind turbines in the township with DTE signing leases in the area. A sticking point is how far to set a required setback after considering a quarter mile or 1,320 feet from property lines….

Wind power movie to be shown at MnWest-Canby Campus Tuesday #MN

By National Wind Watch On September 18, a film screening of the new documentary, The Power of Minnesota, will take place at Minnesota West Community and Technical College on the Canby Campus. The film is a collection of stories and voices around Minnesota, highlighting the successes and benefits of renewable energy efforts throughout the state….

Tell Fish & Wildlife to protect bats from corporate greed #IA

By National Wind Watch MidAmerican wind turbine farms seek permit to legally kill Eagles and endangered bats by deforesting their habitat and donating money to bat and raptor conservation efforts to make their kill numbers look better! In a year where the Iowa Department of Public Health announced that they are currently investigating 73 cases…

Galloo parties seek to disqualify developer over alleged lies #NY

By National Wind Watch A group of independent parties to the Galloo Island Wind application before the state Board on Electric Generating Siting and the Environment have requested that Apex Clean Energy’s project be denied outright and the application process ceased because, they claim, Apex lied on multiple documents and applications relating to the project….

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