Impact on People or Illinois
Villagers battling plans for a wind farm in Worcestershire are to stage a walk through the countryside they fear will be destroyed by the proposals.
Families living in the Vale of Evesham will gather tomorrow for the walk along the Wychavon Way and Blossom Trail, close to where Scottish Power Renewables is planning to build 10 turbines measuring 125m (410ft) on land owned by farmers.
The decision to approve a wind farm in the Den Brook valley is to be challenged at the High Court - for a second time.
Mike Hulme, of the Den Brook Judicial Review Group (DBJRG), claims the noise condition imposed by inspector Andrew Pykett is "defective".
Mr Hulme said: "Our assessment of the decision leaves neighbours surrounding the wind farm proposal vulnerable to sleep disturbance from potentially health-damaging noise pollution created by the industrial scale turbines.
A Vermilion County board committee agreed Thursday night to change the county's wind turbine ordinance by increasing the distance turbines are required to be from a house and increasing the per-turbine permit fee the developers must pay the county.
The issue of wind turbines remained up in the air on Thursday as the panel assembled to discuss the issue adjourned without a decision.
Selected county board members as well as other community representatives meet at noon Thursday to discuss comments and information provided by residents who attended a public forum on Monday regarding wind turbines.
Vermilion County officials forged ahead Monday with their first discussion on how to regulate the potential construction of wind-turbine farms in the absence of a countywide zoning system.
Several wind-turbine companies are seriously considering the county for development of alternative-energy farms, but the county is different from other counties where wind farms already exist because Vermilion has no zoning. ...Attorney and Vermilion County Board Member Bill Donahue, D-District 7, has been working on developing an ordinance that would contain the same type of regulations that would be developed through a regular zoning process in other counties.
Vermilion County economic development officials are in talks with at least four companies interested in building wind-turbine farms in Vermilion County.
The county has no zoning system, but county board officials are taking steps to regulate the construction and operation of the alternative-energy farms by writing an ordinance. ...Haugen said landowners need to be protected, and the companies need to know the expectations before making major investments.
The Danish wind turbine manufacturer accuses concerned neighbours of giant wind turbines of merely wanting to destroy the wind turbine industry. A harsh smear, but it works, says a professor. Vestas rejects the criticism.
A new report suggests a wind farm in Pubnico Point isn't the health threat a local resident claims it is.
Daniel d'Entremont lives next to the wind turbines, and, he says, it's like having a pebble in your shoe: It's not terribly uncomfortable at first, but over time it becomes unbearable.
D'Entremont says his wife and and one of his children are losing their eyesight because of low-level vibrations from the turbines.
But the report, prepared for the federal government, says any low-frequency vibrations are not significant enough to be a concern.
The number of people in Ontario reporting adverse health affects due to wind turbines continues to rise. The new total is now 86 which is an additional 33 new victims.
This is a disturbing 62% increase from 53 as reported in the first WCO [Wind Concerns Ontario) community-based self reporting survey earlier this year. That survey was made public on April 22, 2009 by Dr. Robert McMurtry at the Standing Committee for the Green Energy Act.
Thousands of televisions have been blacked out - by a wind farm.
Householders are missing their favourite programmes because the farm's giant turbines are blocking the signal to their TVs.
The blackout has hit viewers in East Kilbride. And ScottishPower yesterday admitted their £150million wind farm at Whitelee, on Eaglesham Moor, is causing the problems.
It is stopping signals from the transmitter in Darvel, Ayrshire.
Libertyville Mayor Terry Weppler said the village board felt it was appropriate to extend the moratorium for another six months because Lake County is currently drafting a model ordinance which establishes standards for the siting ...The county is currently reviewing proposed amendments to its unified development ordinance regarding wind energy.
Village board trustees unanimously approved extending a six-month moratorium on the construction, installation and operation of wind turbines at the Sept. 27 board meeting.
Where's the best place for a wind turbine in Orland Park? What are the advantages of a geothermal system? Should the village add solar power to some of its buildings?
These are some of the questions sustainability consultant Teresa Fourcher will help village officials answer.
The village is expected to use up to $10,000 in grant money from its $200,000 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant to pay Fourcher.
Village manager Paul Grimes said most municipal staffs don't know a "hill of beans" about renewable energy so some help is needed.
Residents in Palgrave say work to decrease the noise from the village community centre's controversial wind turbine has not worked.
The turbine was switched off for two months while the community centre worked to reduce the noise emitted by the 24-metre high turbine.
Noting the clear mandate from the citizens of Golden, the Village of Golden Board of Trustees passed a motion that stated that it is in the best interest of the Village of Golden and its residents to implement the provisions of Illinois State Law 65 ILCS 5/11-13-26 and proceed immediately to prohibit the construction of the wind turbines (as specified by the Adams County Wind Ordinance) within the 1.5 mile radius surrounding the Village of Golden's municipal limits.
Lawyers for the Village of Lee are asking a judge to examine how court summons were served to village board members who are being sued for rejecting a request by an energy company to build six wind turbines near the village. ...The document filed Wednesday asks a judge to investigate who was involved in filing the lawsuit and serving the summons. The document also asks a judge to throw the lawsuit out because it was filed improperly.
The request by a group of residents upset over a wind turbine they say impacts the quality of their lives was granted at the Libertyville Village Board's last meeting when a moratorium relating to the construction, installation and operation of wind turbines was approved.
The 180-day moratorium was approved in conjunction with a referral from the board to the Plan Commission to review possible amendments to the zoning code pertaining to wind turbines.
Families in a picturesque conservation village fear they are facing the prospect of two wind farms being developed near their peaceful rural community.
People in Longhirst near Morpeth say they are horrified at the possibility of 15 giant turbines - each measuring 130 metres from base to blade tip - going up on nearby farmland. ..."A lot of people will be going to the public exhibitions, but I guess the majority will be absolutely horrified that we are faced with two wind farms and possibly 15 giant turbines.
Village residents could be faced with a gale of noise pollution if plans for a new windfarm are recommended.
Llanrhaeadr county councillor Paul Marfleet claimed Nantglyn residents are becoming increasingly concerned over plans for a new windfarm near the village.
People in a cluster of the North's former mining villages are preparing to speak out against plans to build a 13-turbine wind farm.
Scottish Power subsidiary CRE Energy wants to erect the 121m-high turbines on farmland west of the Alcan aluminium complex at Lynemouth, which would be 40 metres taller than the smelter's landmark chimneys. ...Castle Morpeth councillors rejected the CRE Energy application a year ago, claiming the turbines will be excessive and over-dominant in the flat, coastal landscape. But the company has said it is confident of succeeding with its appeal. Its original bid for 16 turbines was scaled down because of local opposition.