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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.

September 19, 2017 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Wind energy company walks away from Clearview proposal

A wind turbine company is walking away from plans to erect turbines in Clearview Township. WPD Canada has decided not to appeal a decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal to revoke the renewable energy approval (REA) for the Fairview Wind Project. The company had until Sept. 15 to appeal the decision of the ERT, which determined the project would have posed a risk of serious harm to human health because of the proximity of the proposed eight 500-foot-tall turbines to . . .

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September 19, 2017 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

WPD Canada turns off wind turbine project

A big win for opponents of Giant wind turbines in Ontario. The appeal period has run out, and WPD Canada has decided it will NOT proceed with the Fairview Wind Project in Clearview township. Last month, approval for the wind turbines was revoked, but the company had until September 16th to file an appeal. The Environmental Review Tribunal revoked the previous Renewable Energy Approval, saying WPD Canada’s plans for 8 turbines just outside Stayner would pose serious harm to human . . .

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September 14, 2017 • IsraelPrint storyE-mail story

Israeli environment ministry recommends scaling down wind turbine plans in Galilee

Three companies have been told either to curb their plans to build wind turbines in the Upper Galilee or build them somewhere else, after the Environmental Protection Ministry decided that wind farms not only create noise and mar the landscape, but put birds’ and bats’ lives in danger. The ministry delivered its opinion to the Northern District Planning and Building Committee ahead of a debate on the wind-turbine plan next week. If the committee adopts the plan despite the ministry’s . . .

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September 14, 2017 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Romans help see off new wind farm plan

Romans who once bridged the Clyde have helped rural Clydesdale residents in their battle against a wind farm. Councillors have turned down plans for a wind farm at Little Gill, Abington, partly because it would affect the setting of a Roman fortlet at the foot of Wandel Hill, close to where its builders once controlled the crossing of the River Clyde. Detailed plans, by Priestgill Wind Farm, with Muirhall Energy as agent, attracted 70 letters of objection and 83 in . . .

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September 13, 2017 • EstoniaPrint storyE-mail story

Municipality refuses planning permission for Eurowind wind farm

The government of the rural municipality of Sauga in Parnu county in Estonia issued an order at the end of August 2017 to refuse planning permission for a wind farm that the company Eurowind OU wanted to build in its territory, Parnu Postimees/BNS/LETA report. The sought location, the moorland area of Nurme, had been put forward by the municipality and the negative decision mainly was a result of opposition from local peat extracting companies. Originally Eurowind had been planning to . . .

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September 12, 2017 • New ZealandPrint storyE-mail story

Environment Court rejects Blueskin turbine

The Blueskin Bay skyline is to remain void of wind turbines following an Environment Court decision to decline one on Porteous Hill. However, the group behind the proposal to build a 110m turbine is not ruling out appealing the decision to the High Court. The Environment Court said the proposed turbine was in “considerable tension” with the Dunedin City Council’s proposed district plan for energy resilience which considered matters including values of significant natural landscapes and adverse effects on the . . .

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September 10, 2017 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

People power stops turbines

An energy giant’s bid to pile more windmills into scenic South Ayrshire has been blown off course. Villagers in Dailly have scored a victory in their attempts to protect the village from another onslaught. Power firm SSE were refused plans for a 22-turbine windfarm at Hadyard Hill. Council planner John Esslemont said the 413-foot masts would unleash “wide visual impacts” if given the green light. The hills already house 52 turbines, erected in 2006, and power firms are keen to . . .

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September 10, 2017 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Council says no to turbine extension at Hadyard Hill

South Ayrshire Council have objected to plans to extend a wind farm near Dailly. And now the final decision will rest with the Scottish Government. The council opposed the building of 22 turbines at the existing Hadyard Hill wind farm, near Dailly and Barr. It became operational in 2006 and already contains 52 turbines. The original plan was for just 31. The proposed plan would be for the turbines to stand at a maximum height of 126.5m. At the Regulatory . . .

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September 7, 2017 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine plans for Rhydycroesau are blown away by people power

Campaigners have welcomed news that a proposed wind turbine in Rhydycroesau has been scrapped. But they still have concerns over Engena Limited’s plans to create a renewable energy park on the English/Welsh border at Cefn-Y-Maes, which would include a 2,588 solar panel farm and an energy storage facility. Miles Hunter, owner of the award-winning Pen-Y-Dyffryn Hotel, which looks across the proposed site, who was one of those who objected to the plans, said it was a positive that the turbine . . .

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August 31, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Planning denied for South Wicklow wind farm project

Wicklow County Council has shot down plans to build a large wind farm in south Wicklow. In July, ABO Wind had applied to Wicklow County Council for permission to develop the wind energy project, consisting of up to eleven wind turbines at Roddenagh, Kiladuff, Ballymanus, Preban, Ballinglen and Askakeagh. The turbines were to have a maximum overall height of 150m to blade tip from existing ground level, a transformer at each turbine and a hard stand area adjacent to each . . .

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