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Wind turbines don’t make good neighbors #MA

By National Wind Watch Two wind turbines were put up in the town where I live in close financial collaboration with the state. The neighbors only found out when the land was cleared on Veterans Day 2011. At that time the project was so far advanced that there was little the neighbors could do to…

Reasons to fear the wind are piling up #NY

By National Wind Watch Recent writings have indicated that there is much controversy over wind energy in the area. This is true especially in the towns of Somerset and Yates. Apex “Clean Energy,” a Virginia-based company, is proposing Project Lighthouse Wind, a project that will string up to 70 huge, 600-foot-plus industrial wind turbines along…

Mixed reaction to scaling back of €240m Grid West project #IRL

By National Wind Watch EirGrid’s decision to scale back its €240 million Grid West transmission project has elicited a mixed reaction from business and community groups in the west. Ireland’s electricity grid operator has decided that the contentious 400kV scheme proposed in 2012 is no longer needed “due to the lower than expected amounts of…

Council hires lobbyist for wind farms #MD

By National Wind Watch The Ocean City Council has hired prominent Maryland lobbyist Bruce Bereano to help push the wind farms to the desired distance of 23 miles offshore. “There is one chance to do this right, and there’s no one better at a state and federal level,” Councilman Tony DeLuca said. “He knows everyone…

Scituate Wind turbine noise still a problem for some #MA

By Wind Watch Highlight Residents living near the Scituate Wind turbine are asking town officials to agree to an independent noise compliance investigation of the turbine in an effort to collect the evidence necessary to take protective action under both the Nuisance Law and under the state’s Noise Pollution Regulation. “Nothing has changed,” said David…

Selectboard discourages wind power purchase #VT

By National Wind Watch “Please do not buy the power from this poorly planned project that we believe is fraught with procedural, technical, systematic and environmental shortcomings, and thus lend support to its harmful and unwelcome outcomes,” the letter says. “Our community is committed to fighting this project.” Read Full Article Here For more great…

Meeting held to discuss wind farm project #MN

By National Wind Watch The Freeborn Wind Energy Project remains controversial locally, as the state gathers information about the planned wind farm. Dozens of community members on Wednesday – a majority expressing opposition to the proposed project – packed a lecture hall at Riverland Community College. Public comments were gathered by the Minnesota Department of…

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