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Clean energy megaprojects, including in Maine, divide environmentalists #ME #USA

By National Wind Watch Sprawling wind farms located off the coast. Hydropower transmission lines that cut through some of America’s most beloved forests and rivers. Solar megaprojects of unprecedented size. As President Biden’s administration plans to fight climate change by weaning the nation off fossil fuels, these large-scale renewable energy projects are the source of…

Wind turbine struck by lighting, catches fire #OK

By National Wind Watch A wind farm turbine in Johnson County caught fire, after it was struck by lighting during Friday night’s storms. The turbine in Mill Creek stood over two miles east of the nearest road, Highway 1, but caused no danger to the public. Emergency management responders say it was struck by lightning…

Maybe the wealthy have too much wind #NY (letter)

By National Wind Watch Fairways North was taken out of the wind farm proposal because, according to Newsday, “with newer turbines approaching 800 feet tall, they would be visible at 15 miles from some of the most expensive homes in the nation on the East Hampton and Southampton shores.” But “a previously state-awarded project called…

Wind turbine catches fire in Johnston County #OK

By National Wind Watch A wind turbine ignited in flames in Johnston County. The fire erupted on the wind turbine Friday night near Mill Creek. Johnston County Emergency Management shared with KFOR the below photos of the fiery wind turbine. Authorities believe the fire may have been caused by a lightning strike. Read Full Article…

Swanson: Counting the cost of the Green New Deal #IA #USA

By National Wind Watch As the US considers an infrastructure bill, we need to ask ourselves how much is the New Green Deal really going to cost. Let us start with looking at the cost of industrial wind. We are told turbines are cheap. I am seriously reconsidering the information that the media has “reported”…

Special report: Winds of change (Part 1) #IRL

By National Wind Watch Plans for large-scale offshore windfarms are sending shivers up the spines of some fisheries bodies, ecologists, and community groups. While many business elements and environmentalists have welcomed the chance to harness the strong Atlantic winds, there are others who fear the seascape around our coasts could will be littered with massive…

Special report: Winds of change (Part 2) #IRL

By National Wind Watch ‘Windfalls’ for Cork communities as developers dish out over €400k Energy efficiency projects and third level scholarships, sports clubs, active retired groups and local festivals were just some of those to benefit from almost €3.5m dished out by the developers of Irish windfarms in 2019. The figures were released at the…

Special report: Winds of change (Part 3) #IRL

By National Wind Watch The size, scale and proximity of planned windfarms concerns some communities ‘Our biggest surprise was the fact that nobody seemed to realise what was happening,’ said Niall Ó Faoláin of the Co Waterford-based Blue Horizon, a group of locals campaigning against the proximity of offshore windfarms to the mainland. The group,…

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