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Wind farms face deadline on lighting systems #ND

By National Wind Watch The Public Service Commission will be considering the extensions and waivers on a case-by-case basis. A number of wind farms in North Dakota have asked for an extension – or a waiver – of the state requirement that they must have a new lighting system – called ADLS, or “Aircraft Detection…

Local rep opposes Icebreaker project #OH

By National Wind Watch HURON – Green energy proponents are trying to save a stalled effort to build a wind farm in Lake Erie near Cleveland. And they apparently won’t get any help from state Rep. D.J. Swearingen, R-Huron. Swearingen says he is “vehemently” opposed to providing state money to save the pilot project to…

Windfarm concerns prompt council vote #IRL

By National Wind Watch Donegal County Councillors have today voted to seek changes to wind energy policies in a proposed variation to the County Development Plan. An in-depth discussion took place on the issue at today’s county council meeting. The proposed variation by the Planning Authority deals with a wind energy policy framework on the…

Wind farm planning appeal to be lodged before Christmas #SCT

By National Wind Watch Viking Energy’s appeal against a decision by councillors to reject a proposal to move the location of two concrete batching plants is set to be lodged in the coming weeks. The decision, made by Shetland Islands Council’s planning committee in September, went against the recommendation of officers. A Viking Energy Wind…

RFP to go out next month for turbines’ removal in Falmouth #MA

By National Wind Watch The Town of Falmouth plans on issuing requests for proposals by mid- to late December to have the two wind turbines at the wastewater treatment plant dismantled. The news of momentum in removing the turbines came during the Monday night, November 22, select board meeting, when Finance Director Jennifer Mullen and…

Blow back the ill wind (letter)

By National Wind Watch These wind farms are getting fat at the public trough and blowing their own brand of ill wind. This isn’t the first time. Ill winds really don’t benefit anyone except for the generator. We need to blow them back to make sure we get what was bargained. Beginning in the 1980’s,…

Vant over vindkraftutbyggerne: – Men kampen er ikke over #NOR

By National Wind Watch [Despite victory in court, the battle is not over.] Reineier Sissel Stormo Holtan (39) håper barna hennes en dag kan få tilbake et område på Fosen uten vindturbiner. Hun har et klart råd til olje- og energiministeren. – Alt som er ulovlig bygget, må fjernes. Det vil si vindturbiner, veier, kraftlinjer…

Tillatelse for 365 vindturbiner kjent ugyldig #DNK #KEN #NOR

By National Wind Watch [Kenyan court rules that a giant Danish wind farm in the area of ​​indigenous peoples is illegal.] Kenyansk domstol slår fast at en gigantisk dansk vindpark i urfolks område er ulovlig. – Jeg syns det er veldig gledelig å høre at et slikt vindkraftanlegg og industriprosjekt er kjent ugyldig. Det er…

Tough lesson from wind farm land case #KEN

By National Wind Watch Last week, the High Court in Meru nullified the title deed for the land on which the Lake Turkana Wind Power project sits after establishing that due process was not followed in setting apart the 150,000 acres of community land. The company acquired a 33-year lease for the 150,000 acres to…

Windradflügel bei Eberschütz abgestürzt #DEU

By National Wind Watch Dritte Havarie im Raum Trendelburg. Der Flügel eines Windrads hat sich am Sonntagabend von einer Anlage gelöst und ist auf ein Feld gestürzt. Eberschütz – Der Vorfall ereignete sich zwischen Eberschütz und der Landesgrenze nach Nordrhein-Westfalen. Menschen wurden nicht verletzt. Per Fernwartung sei die 85 Meter hohe Windkraftanlage „aus dem Wind…

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