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Zoning hearing held on wind farm project in Packer Township #PA

By National Wind Watch WEATHERLY, CARBON COUNTY (WOLF) – More than 20 wind turbines could be coming to Packer Township, but not without some pushback from people who live there. Hundreds of people attended the first zoning hearing on the Broad Mountain wind farm project Wednesday night. “It’s an 80 megawatt wind farm with 21…

Sound and fury of Neosho County wind farm dispute reaches state Capitol #KS

By National Wind Watch Alternative-energy controversy pulsated through Neosho County’s political circuits Tuesday with a force tantamount to one of the gigantic 600-foot-tall wind turbines at the root of this neighbor-to-neighbor clash in southeast Kansas. Spokes of a passionate debate reached into rural economic development, corporate secrecy, property values, political leadership and green energy. The…

Concerns raised over Worth County wind turbine project #IA

By National Wind Watch WORTH CO., Iowa – A few weeks after the Freeborn County Board of Commissions approved 42 wind turbines to be built, a group in Worth County is protesting the 52 planned for their neck of the woods. Invenergy proposed a total of 110 turbines to be built in Freeborn and Worth…

Plans for 12-turbine wind farm near Lerwick given go-ahead #SCT

By National Wind Watch The proposed 12-turbine Mossy Hill wind farm on the outskirts of Lerwick has been given the green light by Shetland Islands Council’s planning committee. Councillors met this week to discuss Peel Energy’s plans and the development was approved with two extra conditions added to an already large list of requirements the…

County Board approves wind farm repower project #IL

By National Wind Watch DIXON – Big Sky Wind will be the second wind farm in Lee County to get a second wind. BSW DevCo LLC petitioned the county for a special use permit to decommission its 58 turbines in Lee County and replace up to 51 with upgraded models. Last week, the Lee County…

NextEra hearing resumes April 23 #KS

By National Wind Watch The resumed public hearing by the Reno County Planning Commission on NextEra Energy’s application for a permit to build a wind farm in southeastern Reno County is now set for Tuesday, April 23. The board has secured the Fox Theatre, 18 E. First Ave., for the meeting, which will begin at…

Marion County not alone in ‘Wind Farm’ discussions, fight #KS

By National Wind Watch Words matter… Have we all been so dumbed down (sorry) with the title of “Wind Farm” that we are numb to the fact that smooth-talking, wind companies (Expedition Wind/Diamond Vista/Tradewind) are actually proposing to build “Industrial wind turbines” in our communities? This will affect each of us in Marion County, Kansas,…

DPU approves Vineyard Wind contracts #MA

By National Wind Watch BOSTON – State public utility regulators have approved long-term offshore wind contracts between Vineyard Wind and electric distribution companies in Massachusetts, giving the offshore wind farm developer a crucial approval needed to start construction by the end of the year. “The approval of these contracts is an important step toward the…

Wind project draws fire #OR

By National Wind Watch More than a dozen citizens asked the Wasco County Commission April 3 not to submit a letter of support it wrote for the Summit Ridge wind project east of Dufur. The commission opted to table the matter. The commission had written the letter on behalf of the owner of the Summit…

Turbine project twists in the wind #NY

By National Wind Watch Apex Clean Energy announced Thursday the company no longer plans to submit its application for a 47-turbine wind farm in Somerset and Yates this year, amid circulating rumors that the Virginia-based company is pulling out of the project altogether. Apex did not say why it will no longer submits its application…

Residents key on setbacks at commission meeting #KS

By National Wind Watch ERIE – Concerned residents of southern Neosho County on Thursday evening wanted to get back to the basics of their argument against a proposed wind energy project – the setbacks. Lori Whitworth said during a regular Neosho County Commission meeting that people concerned about the potential Neosho Ridge wind energy project…

NextEra reponds to public claims #KS

By National Wind Watch The Reno County Planning Commission has nearly completed its public hearing on the application by NextEra Energy for a permit to build a 220-megawatt wind farm in southeast Reno County. The board heard a 90-minute rebuttal presentation from a half-dozen NextEra employees and a participating landowner, and then the planning commission…

Record payments made to Scottish wind farms in March #SCT

By National Wind Watch Payments made to onshore wind farms hit a record high last month. Figures provided by the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) show that constraints payments paid to Scottish onshore wind farms hit £30.9 million in March. The figure was described as a “growing problem” by the REF, the UK charity that first…

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