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Sierra Club disputed on wind power claims #NY

By National Wind Watch Regrettably, the Sierra Club, in its Another Voice column, has issued egregious errors of fact. The U.S. does not garner 30 percent of its power from industrial wind. The real number is around 4 percent (some say 8 percent and others, 6.3 percent) and this is often disputed as well, as…

Windrad geht in Flammen auf (Wind turbine goes up in flames) #DEU

By National Wind Watch Im Windpark Südgeorgsfehn (Gemeinde Uplengen) ist am Mittwochnachmittag eine 98 Meter hohe Windenergieanlage in Brand geraten. In der Regionalleitstelle und der Leitstelle Oldenburg gingen gegen 14:46 Uhr mehrere Notrufe ein. Das Feuer im Maschinenhaus der Anlage war u.a. von der Autobahn 28 aus deutlich zu sehen. Mehrere Feuerwehren aus der Gemeinde…

Well water issues not being forgotten #ON

By National Wind Watch Lambton Kent Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton is defending his government in the face of accusations of feet dragging regarding a water wells health hazard investigation. Well water from the Pumfrey property on Bush Line, submitted by Water Wells First. Local residents affected by contaminated wells have grown impatient with the “promise…

Wind turbine fight is far from over #IN

By National Wind Watch A common question I have been asked is, “Why is the county still looking at information into wind turbines – I thought the project was dead?” My response is, “Yes, the Harvest Wind project is dead, but as long as Cass County still has a weak WECS ordinance, the next wind…

Feelings blow around in Barre wind discussion #NY

By National Wind Watch BARRE – Filling the seats and lining the walls, residents filled the Barre Town Board on Wednesday night to have their voices heard regarding the Heritage Wind project. Sitting in front of the Barre Town Board, Kerri Richardson, president of Clear Skies Above Barre, gave a 25 minute presentation stressing for…

Constraints bill for wind is lunacy #SCT

By National Wind Watch The recent coverage of the scandalous amount of money that is being paid out to turn off wind turbines, mainly in Scotland, should make consumers across the UK gasp with disbelief and anger. The reckless deployment of thousands of turbines by the Scottish Government must be halted and only Westminster can…

Wind farm foes dispute economic benefits of project #MI

By National Wind Watch The Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) group opposing the Summit Lake Wind Project in L’Anse Township disputes the employment figures the project would bring to the area. According to the Watertown Daily Times, the union workers in Copenhagen, New York, were passed over for the work constructing the wind farm…

Loons are getting squeezed by wind farms #DEU

By National Wind Watch Wind turbines don’t just wallop birds that collide with their spinning blades, they also shift where birds choose to fly and land. A new study shows that wind farms in the German North Sea have squeezed loons into a smaller resting spot along their spring migration route, which could make it…

Falmouth selectmen to weigh relocation option #MA

By National Wind Watch TIMELINE OF FOLLY October 15, 2018 During Public Comment to the Falmouth Board of Selectmen, a warning was given by a resident to the board that Wind 2 required the certainty of an official zoning classification (declaring a structure non-conforming with local zoning bylaw or a structure non-complying with zoning bylaw)….

Wind turbine project creeping forward #IN

By National Wind Watch A project that would bring up to 52 wind generating turbines to northwestern Fayette County is still moving forward, but slowly. NextEra Energy Resources says it has land agreements for all of the turbines planned in the West Fork Wind project, according to Bryan Garner, the company’s communications director. “The West…

Onshore wind energy debate in Westminster #SCT #GBR

By National Wind Watch An assurance has been sought from the UK Government that industrial onshore wind will not be promoted over other forms of renewable energy. During questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Borders MP John Lamont said: “I very much support renewable energy but many of my…

Transportation crunch could threaten U.S. wind boom #USA

By National Wind Watch The U.S. wind industry’s plans for new installations could be jeopardized in the next two years by the inability to transport turbine parts, according to a report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. As wind developers try to bolster turbine capacity and deliver cheaper power, components like rotors, blades and towers…

Bryn Blaen wind farm ‘not generating electricity’ #WLS

By National Wind Watch People living near a wind farm in Powys claim it has not generated any electricity in nearly a year. Bryn Blaen wind farm near Llangurig has six turbines, each about 328ft (100m) tall with the potential to power 8,400 homes. But residents said they had not seen them working since February…

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