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Judges: Galloo Island study neglected bald eagles #NY

By National Wind Watch ALBANY – After findings surfaced that an application for a Galloo Island wind farm failed to include the discovery of a bald eagle’s nest, two state agencies have withdrawn from certain agreements and judges postponed the evidentiary hearing schedule on the project. The revelations and a judgment about the findings led…

Commissioners hear plea for help in fighting turbines #MI

By National Wind Watch Residents from Union Township and from other parts of northwestern Branch County jammed their way into the Board of Commissioners meeting room Tuesday afternoon to once again ask the county to help them in their fight against DTE Energy’s plans to put in wind turbines. The group Concerned Citizens of Branch…

Turbine project throws caution to the wind #VA

By National Wind Watch Wind turbines that could soar 600 feet above the Atlantic Ocean may soon produce power used by Virginia homes and businesses. On the surface, it seems that capturing ocean’s trade winds to create electricity could catapult Virginia into a 21st-century example of green energy production. But below the surface, the State…

Call to halt wind farms #AUS

By National Wind Watch The proposed 136 turbine extension to the Woakwine Range windfarm will be put on hold if a novice minor party MP has her way. SA Best MLC Connie Bonaros has called for a moratorium on all new wind farms in South Australia due to the possibility of adverse health impacts. Such…

Appeal against Newton Mearns windfarm rejection fails #SCT

By National Wind Watch An appeal against a decision to reject plans for a new windfarm in East Renfrewshire has been kicked out. Moorhouse Windfarm Ltd had tried three times to get the green light for six turbines in Newton Mearns, between Shieldhill Farm and Moor Road. However, the proposals were snubbed after aviation chiefs…

Letter: Engineer opposes wind turbines #NY

By National Wind Watch As a mechanical engineer with 15 years experience in wind energy, I oppose installation of industrial wind power in Western New York, specifically the Farmersville proposed Invenergy wind farm. Wind turbines exert large disturbances into the fluid conditions of the air, like a boat wake extending downwind, many rotor diameters, from…

Voters to decide on wind project #MI

By National Wind Watch L’ANSE TOWNSHIP – Canvassers from the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) group turned over 400 signatures to Clerk Brian Jentoft on Friday. The petition calls for holding a referendum on recent changes to the township zoning ordinance previously approved by the board. The changes would allow for wind turbines to…

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