Permit denied for Burleigh-Emmons wind project.

Permit denied for Burleigh-Emmons wind project Dec 5, 2018 | Cheryl Mccormack, Amy Dalrymple | Bismarck Tribune The Burleigh County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-3 late Wednesday to deny a permit for the proposed Burleigh-Emmons Wind Farm, following a four-hour meeting with passionate testimony from both sides. More than 500 citizens attended the rescheduled … Continue reading Permit denied for Burleigh-Emmons wind project.

Another One Bites the Dust: Wisconsin Wind Farm Decommissioned After Just 20 Years

This article discusses the limited longevity of older turbines, statistics are showing that the newer larger turbines have an even shorter average lifespan between 7 and 15 years. Another One Bites the Dust: Wisconsin Wind Farm Decommissioned After Just 20 Years November 21, 2018 |  Isaac Orr in | American Experiment An industrial wind facility … Continue reading Another One Bites the Dust: Wisconsin Wind Farm Decommissioned After Just 20 Years

Northwest: Extra regulations put in place when hunting in wind facility areas.

Hunting & Wind Facility Access Public access to lands within the Marengo wind facility is available for hunting, birdwatching and other recreational activities, subject to certain restrictions. Special rules are in place to ensure the safety of hunters, local residents, wind project workers and equipment. More information is available through the wind project hunting video and brochure (PDF). … Continue reading Northwest: Extra regulations put in place when hunting in wind facility areas.

Maine’s Mountains and Ridgeline’s targeted by Industrial Wind Turbine Plants.

While visiting Acadia National park in the fall of 2018, we were able to see the Turbines from many of the view locations. Ellsworth American Editorial Blasts Wind Power Development in Maine July 4, 2015  | Brad Blake | windtaskforce.org The Ellsworth American Newspaper clearly understands the issues regarding the proliferating wind scourge in Maine.  It's good … Continue reading Maine’s Mountains and Ridgeline’s targeted by Industrial Wind Turbine Plants.

Has the time finally come for offshore wind energy on North America’s Great Lakes?

Proposals to build turbines in North America’s Great Lakes have stalled in recent years — but a new initiative aims to break through the barriers. December 29, 2017 | Andy Balaskovitz | Ensia It’s been eight years since a public–private partnership — the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo) — was formed in northern Ohio to attract an … Continue reading Has the time finally come for offshore wind energy on North America’s Great Lakes?

Known Weyerhaeuser Wind Farms or Projects.

Dec 12, 2017 Skookumchuck Wind Energy, Lewis County, Washington The Skookumchuck Wind Energy project continues to move forward, although the parameters have changed again, with all of the 38 turbines located in Lewis County as part of updated plans. Sean Bell, senior development manager of RES Americas, provided a brief update to the Board of Lewis County Commissioners … Continue reading Known Weyerhaeuser Wind Farms or Projects.

Sales Pitch: Turbines last 20 years – Reality only 3?

How long do turbines last? These in New York were built between 2013 and 2015.   The sales pitch is that The lifespan of a windmill typically spans 20 to 25 years, but these turbines began to break down in less than three.   NEW YORK SPENT $5 MILLION ON WIND TURBINES THAT DON’T EVEN … Continue reading Sales Pitch: Turbines last 20 years – Reality only 3?

Fishermen’s houses burned to make way for wind farm.

How far will Wind Energy and Local government go to install wind farms? Saturday, August 18, 2018 | Mexico News Daily 3-year-old dispute continues in coastal community of Oaxaca Twenty houses were set on fire Wednesday as a dispute flared up over a proposed wind farm in the Oaxaca coastal municipality of San Francisco del Mar. … Continue reading Fishermen’s houses burned to make way for wind farm.

Can Offshore Wind Turbines Succeed in the Great Lakes?

Can Offshore Wind Turbines Succeed in the Great Lakes? Ice jams and bird and bat deaths will determine the answer August 14, 2018 | Daniel McGraw | scientificamerican.com  Aside from a small pilot program along the coast of Finland, offshore wind turbines have not been placed in waters that freeze during winter. Moving ice can act … Continue reading Can Offshore Wind Turbines Succeed in the Great Lakes?