Federal, state, and local regulations govern many aspects of wind energy development. The nature of the project and its location will largely drive the levels of regulation required. Check the DSIRE database of federal and state renewable energy policies and incentives. This site https://windexchange.energy.gov/policies-incentives?search=lets you search for ordinances from states, counties, townships, and a link to … Continue reading Database of Wind Energy Policies and Incentives
Broken Blade Wind turbine in Garden, Michigan on May 22, 2019
Sat, Jan 26, 2019 | Jack Horgan-Jones | irishtimes.com [Excerpt] The Irish Wind Energy Association says the restrictions outlined in the position paper “have the potential to restrict wind-farm development in 29 per cent of the available land in the Republic of Ireland”. Building wind farms would be impossible in almost a third of the … Continue reading Wind farms would be banned in a third of Ireland under Air Corps guidelines
Wind Turbine Blade break Champaign-Vermilion County Illinois January 8, 2019 | JMKRAFT | Illinois Leaks This is a GE 1.6 mW wind turbine located in Champaign County Illinois., in the InvEnergy Wind Farm. The turbine is near the Champaign County Line on the West Edge of Vermilion County, several hundred feet south of the intersection … Continue reading Illinois Road blocked 1/4 mile away from broken turbine because of risk of falling debris.
Sept. 20, 2018 | Peter Maloney | utilitydive.com RES Americas has pulled the plug on a 600 MW wind farm in Indiana, citing "interconnection issues." The wind project became a center of controversy in Cass and Miami counties where the project was sited and where some landowners were looking forward to tax revenues and lease … Continue reading RES Americas cancels 600 MW wind project in Cass County Indiana
August 16, 2016 | THE LONDON FREE PRESS It’s a standard that would eliminate almost all of Ontario’s current wind farms and the ones recently approved. In the wake of the release of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service migratory bird study, the American Bird Conservancy is calling for an 16-kilometre buffer around the Great Lakes for … Continue reading Study calls for 16-km turbine setback from Great Lakes
Setbacks should always be to property lines, not to homes. The uncompensated taking of land as safety easements for the wind company constitutes the taking of non-participants’ property and rights. The setback and unsafe zone is further out the larger turbines are.