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Mid Ulster District Council’s Planning Committee has turned down a controversial plan for the construction of eight wind turbines near Cookstown.
The Iowa Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a wind energy company previously told to remove three turbines near Fairbank. ...It leaves in place District Court Judge John Bauercamper’s ruling that Mason Wind and Optimum Renewables must take down the three 445-foot turbines they built in 2016 for an estimated $11 million.
As adjacent landowners to a proposed wind turbine site, we have been given a 13-page good neighbor contract that is titled “Wind Farm Neighbor Easement And Setback Waiver Agreement” that is intended to serve as an incentive to be cooperative with the Seneca Wind farm project. If we sign it, we get a whopping $500 signing bonus and $500 per year, but we have to waive our right to file a claim for damages related to any of the stated “effects,” which in the contract is worded as an “effect easement.” If we sign the contract, we also agree to a “setback easement” which states that the turbine can be located anywhere on the adjacent property, even closer than what the current state setback rule specifies.
Initially, a 4-year permit may have seemed like plenty of time to begin work on a wind farm project in Mercer County. But in April 2018, as the 4-year deadline swiftly approaches its close with nothing done, an extension became the subject of debate.
The wind company planning to build a 27-turbine wind farm says the approval by the town board of its wind law has effectively banned the project from the town with zoning ordinances.
A turbine project approved for western Chatham-Kent has been told by the province not to use a pile driving technique that some residents say ruined their water wells when other projects came to the area.
It took less than two minutes for the town of Hopkinton to pass the Wind Energy Facilities law Thursday night, a measure that had gone down in a split vote less than two weeks ago.
Texas regulators on Friday approved Xcel Energy's $1.6 billion, 1.2 GW wind expansion plan, about a month after New Mexico first gave its OK.
At issue is the 400-kilowatt turbine adjacent to the city’s sewage treatment plant severely damaged by a lightning strike in February 2017. The blast shattered one of the turbine’s blades and heavily damaged its generator, officials said last year.
DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved the wording in a proposed wind tower ordinance at Monday’s meeting.
A new report has expressed concerns about the impact of wind turbines on the weather radar in Montague, which is maintained by personnel at Fort Drum. ...Capt. Patrick Phillippi, of the Air Force’s 18th Weather Squadron, Detachment 1, said last July that relocating the weather radar was not feasible, given the cost and difficulty of moving the fragile system, and that there would be no system to fill in during the transition period.
"It was a great business for the first few years," said John Scannell, Moog's chairman and CEO in an interview. "But it's been a financial drain for quite some time." Moog executives had hoped to jumpstart the wind energy business by developing a new line of more reliable pitch control systems for wind turbines.
"Enough is enough for this community" said Maeda Timson. "These wind turbines will affect the mauka views in the surrounding neighborhoods of Kapolei, Ko Olina, Honokai, Nanakai, Nanakuli, and likely beyond, for generations to come." "My attitude is let's stop this right from the start,"
After rejecting 19 of 19 proposals for wind turbines since 2005, the Pennsylvania Game Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a moratorium on wind energy developments on its 1.5 million acres of state game lands.
Concern is mounting about the impact of several power transmission lines from new and planned wind farms in the south-west.
The Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday morning to appoint Diane Depken to fill a vacancy created by the recent resignation of Della Cafaro on the five-member Board of Adjustment. Depken was part of a 3-2 board majority later that night in voting to approve a special permit for the 35-turbine wind farm.
In response to "Double Standards" Sound Off which appeared in the April 18-24 issue of North Country This Week: I believe what letter writers are "screaming" about is there would be no support for an industrial wind project in Hopkinton if it weren't for a handful of leaseholders who are pushing it.
Chatham-Kent Essex MPP Rick Nicholls will have the full backing of the Ontario Progressive Conservative caucus when he introduces legislation Wednesday that targets wind farm developers.
FALL RIVER — Bad blade pitch bearings could ruin your day.