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County approves Rail Tie permit application #WY

By National Wind Watch The Albany County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday night to approve ConnectGen’s application for a wind energy conversion systems permit for the Rail Tie Wind Project. The Rail Tie project calls for 120 turbines on 26,000 acres near Tie Siding, with 94 turbines proposed for private land and the rest…

Appeal launched over Skelmorlie wind farm refusal #SCT

By National Wind Watch A renewable energy firm refused permission for a controversial wind farm in Skelmorlie have launched an appeal. ERG and Burcote Wind have lodged a challenge with the Scottish Government over the refusal of their Rigghill Wind Farm proposal. The company now hopes to overturn the decision and build 10 turbines which…

Rare birds found at site of planned wind farm in Hokkaido #JPN

By National Wind Watch Conservation groups are demanding a plan to build a wind farm in Hokkaido be rescinded after they confirmed red-crowned cranes, a bird species the government designated a special national treasure, are breeding in the area. The Wild Bird Society of Japan and other nature groups said the project, by a subsidiary…

Cuomo big-foots in the name of reducing NY’s carbon footprint #NY

By National Wind Watch Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plans for siting renewable energy facilities, such as solar farms and windmills, are meeting righteous resistance from upstate locals. The intrusive facilities are key to the gov’s $26 billion “clean energy, clean economy” initiative, which Cuomo pretends will boost New York’s post-COVID-19 economy. The pressure is on his…

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