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County board against zoning restrictions bill #IL

By National Wind Watch DANVILLE— The Vermilion County Board approved a resolution Tuesday night calling for Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the General Assembly to protect local control of zoning and land use. The resolution calls on state leaders to vote no on Senate Bill 1602. SB1602 calls for the state to have the authority…

Turbines too close #NJ (letter)

By National Wind Watch The following was addressed to Gov. Phil Murphy. Dear Gov. Murphy: I am a resident of LBI and a registered professional engineer. My career has been devoted to the evaluation and implementation of renewable energy projects. I have written this letter because I am concerned about the significant visual impacts and…

Responsible Offshore Development Alliance condemns BOEM’s rush to a record of decision that puts the administration’s arbitrary goals ahead of fishermen safety #MA #USA

By National Wind Watch Washington, D.C. – Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA), a broad membership-based coalition of fishing industry associations and fishing companies, condemns in the strongest possible terms the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) issuance of a Record of Decision for the previously terminated Vineyard Wind 1 Offshore Wind Energy Project. BOEM continues…

Wind power burden on ratepayers #SCT (letter)

By National Wind Watch In case readers failed to notice, the ‘settled science’ of ‘Global Warming’ which we are forbidden to question, has just dished up the coldest April for Sixty years and the finest skiing conditions in Scotland for a Decade. Meanwhile, Lorna Slater and the Greens witter on about ‘sustainable’ energy and the…

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…

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