Campaigners have vowed to take "positive action" to stop a windfarm being built in the West Stirlingshire countryside.
A group of villagers in Balfron have set up EVAG (Endrick Valley Action Group).
And they are pledging: "We'll stop these monster turbines spoiling our counryside."
A 600-kilowatt wind turbine erected in early 2010 at Conneaut Middle School rarely operated properly and has cost its owner, NexGen Energy Partners, plenty of money, according to a lawsuit working its way through Ashtabula County courts.
Angry farmers are demanding wind farms bury their power lines.
Hundreds of turbines have been proposed throughout the Ballarat region.
While many residents have accepted that wind farms will be a part of life in the area, they say the companies building them should foot the bill to put the power lines underground.
Wind farm policy is shaping as a turbulent federal election issue in Moorabool.
Endorsed Liberal candidate Mark Banwell has called for a moratorium on building more wind farms until more details are known about their impact on peoples health.
While Ballarat federal Labor MP Catherine King acknowledged residents concerns, she said presently the approval of wind farms rested with state and territory governments.
A victorian anti-wind-farm group has branded a Brumby government minister as arrogant for refusing to meet them.
Agriculture Minister Joe Helper - who holds the marginal seat of Ripon by 4.3 per cent - has not met the group, opposed to the wind farm to be built outside Ballarat, for three years.
A battle over two wind farms could be on the horizon in the Ballarat district.
WestWind Energy plans to build the $180 million wind farms at Yendon and Elaine.
Though the projects are still in the early planning stages, WestWind Energy hopes to put up to 50 wind turbines on 4000ha of private land.
CAMPAIGNERS laid on a graphic illustration of the height of turbines being proposed for the Wellow wind farm to the thousands of walkers taking part in Walk the Wight.
Campaigners who are fighting plans for a wind farm in Nottinghamshire have released hundreds of balloons to highlight their cause.
They want developers to reconsider their proposals to build seven turbines near Eakring and Bilsthorpe.
They have released 470 balloons in Eakring - one for every letter of objection sent to Newark and Sherwood District Council.
If you see some balloons floating on the hill behind Graham Waste, don't think there is a sale on used cars. The balloons are part of the on-going Planning Board review process for two wind turbines with a proposed siting off Route 3A.
Beginning today (Friday) and continuing throughout the weekend, balloons will be floated as the approximate height of the two proposed wind turbine locations to aid the Planning Board in visualizing the scale of the project.
One red balloon will be hoisted high above the Buck Mountain ridge overlooking Black Creek Township this month.
The balloon is part of a test to better visualize what a proposed wind turbine farm will look like. ...Penn Wind LLC, Sunbury, plans to build 22 wind turbines on the ridge.
THE first batch of ballot papers were yesterday dispatched to residents who live closest to the proposed site of a contentious 21-turbine wind farm west of Thurso.
Caithness West Community Council is surveying the 1000-or-so electors in its patch to find out whether they support or oppose the 57.5 megawatt development.
The timing is particularly sensitive as Baillie Wind Farm Ltd's scheme for farmland near Shebster is being tabled at a Highland Council hearing next month.
The community council is among the objectors to the proposal, which would add to the existing nearby six-turbine cluster at Forss. But it is pledging to reflect the feedback of the vote in its representation.
Issuing temporary permits for wind speed indicators, known as anemometers, would help determine whether turbines are feasible, said Councilman T. Bryan McIntire, whose rural, northern county district has been the source of much of the opposition. ..."I couldn't see authorizing windmills without even knowing if we had enough wind," McIntire said.
Members will consider a pilot wind energy program that could give Baltimore County officials time to evaluate how those alternative systems work, what effect wind towers have on surrounding areas and what they might look like. The bill would create a pilot program to test small wind energy systems for use in manufacturing or rural areas.
The proposal gives permission by right -- that is, without special permission from the county -- to install one wind turbine up to 60-feet tall per property, provided the property is at least one acre and in a residential area only. The energy generated would be only for the homeowner's use and could not be sold into an electricity grid.
In an effort to slow the winds of change, the Converse County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Oct. 20 to recommend that the county commissioners consider a 90-day county-wide "freeze" on all large scale industrial development.
"From my personal perspective, this says that we want to do business, but we want to do business in a very logical and orderly fashion," said P&Z member David Pellatz. "It's a very different message in my mind. We're not talking bans. We're not talking never can do it."
Residents here voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve a wind power ordinance that likely means the Hancock County town will be off-limits to commercial wind energy facilities.
Leaders at Hampshire County Council, which owns around 21,000 acres, have ruled that they will not support big wind energy developments on their land.
They say turbines could have a ‘very significant impact in terms of visual intrusion, urbanisation, damage to historic character and to tranquillity'.
A moratorium on windmills in Hamburg may never affect the turbines proposed for the former Bethlehem Steel site.
An East Yorkshire resident is calling for a change in the law so new wind turbines cannot be built near homes
Currently there is no minimum separation distance between homes and the structures, but company director Larry Fleming, from Spaldington, near Goole, wants a 2km limit.
Villagers are fighting proposals by two separate developers for 14 turbines standing 400ft tall, three times higher than Howden Minster.