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Steel tariff exemptions growth too low, claims WindEurope

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Пн, 2019-01-21 12:02
Annual increases of the amount of imported steel exempted from European Union (EU) tariffs will push up the price of wind and put 2030 renewable energy targets at risk, trade association WindEurope has claimed.

Порошенко зустрівся з громадами Золотоніського та Чорнобаївського районів (1)

META - Пн, 2019-01-21 11:07
Петро Порошенко наголосив: «А ми стоїмо, робимо енергозбереження.

Департамент ПЕК облдержадміністрації має нового керівника (1)

META - Пн, 2019-01-21 09:33
Представляючи нового керівника департаменту, Олег Синютка доручив йому приділити особливу увагу створенню програм з енергозбереження в області.

Nebraska Sandhills and whooping cranes find mutual friend in western Nebraska senator #NE

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Ндл, 2019-01-20 14:31
A lot of uneasiness exists among ranchers and residents – and bird lovers – in Nebraska’s spacious Sandhills. Angst and disagreements have agitated families and neighbors who live there. Some – certainly not all – fear their beloved land and livelihoods are at risk because of the advancing proposals to place more wind turbines and power lines on the grass prairie and sand dunes that cover about a quarter of the state. “I understand progress. My entire family does,” said Judy Rath, owner with . . .

Water and wings: what Chautauqua County stands to lose #NY

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Ндл, 2019-01-20 14:31
Historically, Chautauqua County’s multiple bat populations have always enjoyed a beautiful, resource-rich habitat. Large forested areas and the county’s multiple bodies of water, such as Chautauqua Lake, Cassadaga lakes and Lake Erie are the ideal environment for bat populations to thrive. However, Jonathan Townsend, JCC biology professor and bat researcher, is concerned that both stand to be compromised should Cassadaga Wind, LLC’s request to begin tree-clearing, as early as April 1, be granted by the state siting board. “When bats . . .

Commissioner appointment questioned #IN

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Ндл, 2019-01-20 14:31
The appointment of a former Fayette County commissioner to the Area Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals has come under fire by at least one person who disagrees with her position in favor of having wind turbines. The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday appointed Leota King to the APC, replacing a member who chose not to be reappointed. The position also represents the APC on the Board of Zoning Appeals. The law governing the APC requires that one county . . .

Anti-pylon group donate £1,000 boost for turbine protesters #WLS

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Ндл, 2019-01-20 14:31
A Montgomeryshire-based anti-pylon group has donated funds towards a campaign that is protesting against plans to build a windfarm at a Radnorshire beauty spot. Montgomeryshire Against Pylons presented a cheque for £1,000 to the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW) Brecon and Radnor branch to help with legal costs to prevent Hendy Wind Farm from going ahead. The money was raised from donations to Montgomeryshire Against Pylons’ campaign against the expanding energy infrastructure in Mid Wales in the . . .

Packer Twp. slates hearing on wind farm #PA

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Ндл, 2019-01-20 14:31
A zoning hearing is scheduled for March 6 into the proposal to build a large windmill farm atop Broad Mountain. The Packer Twp. Zoning Hearing Board will convene at the Weatherly Area Middle School cafeteria to hear a proposal from Algonquin Power, doing business as Liberty Power, to build a 7,000-acre wind farm on Broad Mountain. The firm is proposing to construct 25 wind turbines with an approximate height of between 480 and 570 feet from the top tip of . . .

State’s first Article 10 wind project seeks more changes #NY

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Ндл, 2019-01-20 14:31
Almost three degrees Fahrenheit or 1.5 degrees Celsius: Compared to pre-industrial global temperatures, that’s how much warmer the earth is predicted to be between 2030 and 2052 if global warming continues at the current rate, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In their special report released in October, the IPCC, an intergovernmental body of the United Nations, detailed possible effects of this increase, which they attribute to human activities that have been increasing rapidly since the onset . . .

Billion-dollar wind farm focus of public hearing #KS #MO

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Ндл, 2019-01-20 14:31
The public will get a chance this week to weigh in on the Liberty Utilities-Empire District proposed 600-megawatt wind farm for Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas. The Missouri Public Service Commission has scheduled a local public hearing on the issue for 6 p.m. Wednesday in Plaster Hall’s Cornell Auditorium on the campus of Missouri Southern State University. Members of the PSC staff as well as representatives from the utility will be on hand to answer questions about the plan, and . . .

Bord refuses wind farm #IRL

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Ндл, 2019-01-20 14:31
An Bord Pleanála has upheld a decision by Kerry County Council to refuse a wind farm in Ballylongford. The Ballylongford Windfarm Group had applied to Kerry County Council to construct eight wind turbines at Aghanagran Lower and surrounding townlands in Ballylongford; each with a ground-to-blade tip height of 126.5 m. Kerry County Council refused permission last year, a decision that was appealed to the Bord by the Ballylongford Windfarm Group on December 4 last. However, An Bord informed the appellant . . .

Vent de fronde contre l’éolien #FRA

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Сбт, 2019-01-19 20:11
D’ici à 2028, le gouvernement veut multiplier par 2,5 les capacités de production d’électricité par des éoliennes terrestres, faisant passer de 6 à 15% la part d’électricité éolienne dans le mix énergétique français. Une ambition qui se heurte toutefois à la fronde des riverains, dans les campagnes, en raison des nuisances provoquées. “L’énergie éolienne a vocation à constituer un des piliers du système électrique français”, explique aux députés Stanislas Reizine, le sous-directeur du système électrique et des énergies renouvelables au . . .

Proposed wind farm subject of lawsuits #MT

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Сбт, 2019-01-19 14:00
A proposed wind farm between Livingston and Big Timber has received multiple legal challenges from a group of landowners opposed to the project. The latest action came Thursday, when the nearby ranches filed a lawsuit against Sweet Grass County, alleging a proposed road use agreement ceded too much control over county roads to Crazy Mountain Wind, LLC, the company behind the project. Hours later, the Sweet Grass County Commission declined to make a decision on the agreement, saying at the . . .

The quixotic myth of ‘renewable energy’ #NE

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Сбт, 2019-01-19 14:00
You’re wise enough not to buy a bridge in Brooklyn, or sign a deed for ocean front property in Arizona – but siphoning vast sums from the public treasury for a quixotic enterprise? Well, damn, let’s git er done! When it comes to “cheap renewable green energy,” there is no free lunch from the whirling blades of a wind turbine – but plenty of hot air to push this expensive unreliable pipe dream into the stratosphere. In a 2016 report, . . .

Hearing on NextEra permit pushed back again #KS

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Сбт, 2019-01-19 14:00
It now appears a public hearing on a conditional use permit application for the Pretty Prairie Wind Farm by NextEra Energy won’t occur until early April. That after Reno County Planning Commission members looked at calendars during Thursday night’s regular planning commission meeting. It was unclear if that would impact the project going forward. A NextEra official advised the Reno County Commission on Tuesday that the company now expected to file its application for conditional use permits for the 80-plus . . .

Loch Striven wind farm opposed by planners #SCT

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Сбт, 2019-01-19 14:00
Plans for a wind farm close to a picturesque Clyde sea loch look set to fail – but not before a public hearing. The proposals for a wind farm at Ardtaraig near Loch Striven, comprising seven wind turbines each 13.5m high, are to go before Argyll and Bute Council’s planning, protective services and licensing committee on Wednesday. But a report produced for the meeting by planning officer Arlene Knox recommends that planning permission is refused subject to a discretionary hearing . . .

Public Utilities Commission and wind power industry clash on bill to extend project application timelines #SD

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Сбт, 2019-01-19 14:00
The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission wants the option to use up to a full year, rather than six months, to process wind energy facility applications. Other energy conversion industry projects are under the up-to-one-year time limit. The Senate Committee on Commerce and Energy heard from PUC Chair Gary Hanson that there are two applications from last year and possibly six more this year on the PUC agenda, plus the other responsibilities of the PUC. Hanson said wind energy applicants . . .

Powys: Hendy Wind Farm update for planning committee #WLS

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Сбт, 2019-01-19 14:00
Powys County Council (PCC) has been within minutes of forcing work to stop at the controversial Hendy Windy Farm. Gwilym Davies, professional lead development manager at PCC, briefed members of the planning committee on the situation after Cllr David Price (Independent – Llanafanfawr) asked for an update. In recent weeks protests have been taking place at the site near Llandegley as the developers look to build one of the turbines as quickly as possible. Developers Njord Energy are supposed to . . .

Westhoff’s motion in wind project conflict dies for lack of second #KS

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Сбт, 2019-01-19 14:00
ERIE – Once again, a motion against the proposed Neosho Ridge wind electrical generation project failed to draw a second at Thursday evening’s Neosho County Commission meeting, when matters came to clash over a 1,000-foot setback. Development manager for Apex Clean Energy, Jade Scheele, said a setback of more than 1,000 feet ends the conversation, although Apex has agreed to a setback of 1,640 feet from the middle of properties that are not involved in leases. “If you can’t go . . .
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