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Congressman Chris Collins introduces legislation to blow back wind turbines

Congressman Collins introduced the “Protection of Military Airfields from Wind Turbine Encroachment Act” in an effort to ensure that any new wind turbines located within a 40-mile radius of a military installation will be deemed ineligible for renewable energy tax credits. Full text of the legislation can be read here.  A companion bill was introduced in the United States Senate by Senator John Cornyn, R-TX.
29 Nov 2016

Ocotillo turbine collapse investigation launched

Both this project and Siemens have a history of serious problems, however, leading to questions of whether federal or state oversight is needed to protect public safety. Ocotillo Wind, built by Pattern Energy, previously had a wind turbine fire in January 2015 and an 11-ton blade hurled off onto a public trail in May 2013, among other mechanical failures,  as we reported at the time. 
22 Nov 2016

Bear Creek wind turbine fire

Bearcreek-turbine-fire1_thumb A catastrophic fire destroyed one of the twelve Gamesa 2.0 MW wind turbines operating at the Bear Creek Wind Power Project. The facility, which is owned by Iberdrola, is located in Bear Creek Township near Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania and was placed in service in 2006.
10 Nov 2016

Turbine fires – a burning issue for the industry

“Faced with this increased scrutiny [from negative headlines] and the long-term financial impact of a total turbine loss, we need to address the causes and consequences of turbine fires and, as a community, recognise that it affects each company in the industry. “We cannot allow a handful of torched assets to become a symbol of our inability to work together.”
31 Oct 2016

http://www.windaction.org/posts?p=11&topic=Safety
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