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Both sides of Wind debate heat up on county commission #KS

By National Wind Watch The Marion County Commission met on Monday, Nov. 4, where they heard from the Planning, Zoning and Environmental Health Director Sharon Omstead, as well as Russ Ewy, a county consultant for Planning and Zoning. In addition to a packed room full of citizens both for and against the wind farm, there…

Renewables ‘hit a wall’ in saturated Upper Midwest grid #MN #ND #USA

By National Wind Watch In August, two wind farm developers quietly withdrew their requests to tie into the Midwest power grid. NextEra Energy Inc. and Southern Power Co. filed the notices with regulators in Minnesota and North Dakota, respectively. The documents didn’t draw much attention. Developers routinely enter the Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s (MISO) interconnection…

Transmission line to be discussed #NM

By National Wind Watch The proposed path for a high-voltage wind energy transmission line through southern and western Valencia County and northern Socorro County is still getting plenty of push back. Not only are residents of the rural, agricultural community of Bosque fighting against the Western Spirit line, but the Socorro County Commission is unanimously…

Plans for power transmission line detailed at Canisteo forum #NY

By National Wind Watch CANISTEO – The community had a chance to weigh in Wednesday on a proposed transmission line that would serve the Canisteo Wind Farm, transporting power from Jasper to Hornellsville. An informational forum and public statement hearing on the proposed transmission line was held at the Canisteo Fire Department, with Invenergy officials…

Wind energy has issues #NJ (letter)

By National Wind Watch I agree that alternative energy resources will contribute to the future health of the planet. The issue as I see it is the practicality and sustainability of the alternate resources. Wind farms are being touted as one of these options. The idea sounds great; but, is there a significant downside? The…

Ewa wind farm seeking community input #HI

By National Wind Watch As Hawaiian Electric Co. evaluates proposals for a new wave of renewable energy projects on Oahu, one bidder is laying the groundwork for a wind farm with up to 16 turbines on the island’s west side, even before it gets a final nod from HECO. Eurus Energy America Corp. seemed to…

Supreme Court overturns permission for Cork windfarm #IRL

By National Wind Watch An Bord Pleanála’s approval for a planned Co Cork windfarm development has been overturned by the Supreme Court after finding the board erred in failing to consider submissions from a local couple concerning developing knowledge about noise impact from turbines. The five-judge court will decide later what form of order should…

Chronicle: The Osborn Wind Project #MO

By National Wind Watch About an hour north of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, you’ll find some of the highest wind speeds in the state in communities around the town of Osborn in DeKalb County. Plan a visit and listen in Osborn. You’ll hear the high winds. You’ll hear cars on the street. You’ll hear farmers…

Public hearing on new wind law Dec. 10 #NY

By National Wind Watch The campaign to stop industrial wind turbines in Broome County being erected by the Texas-based Calpine Corporation is coming to a climax this month. For almost two years local people in eastern Broome County have been battling against a proposal for the installation of massive industrial wind turbines, nearly 700 feet…

Active Works begär Nordex i konkurs #SWE

By National Wind Watch [Contractor sues Nordex in bankruptcy – Nordex is suspected to be in default because they have not paid Active Works claims of 103 million kronar for several months. (translate article to English)] Entreprenören Active Works AB har begärt huvudentreprenören vid vindkraftbygget i Viksjö, Nordex, i konkurs under fredagen. – Ryktet att…

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