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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 11, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Commissioners don’t approve Roaming Bison proposals

Montgomery County Commissioners turned down proposals from a wind energy group after expressing too many concerns and a number of questions at their meeting Monday. A crowd of supporters and opposers packed the Crawfordsville City Council chambers to hear commissioners discuss a series of proposed agreements from Roaming Bison Wind, LLC which is a Montgomery County project of Apex Clean Energy. This comes two months after commissioners made changes to the county’s wind ordinance reducing the noise produced by wind . . . Complete story »


September 4, 2018 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Borders councillors reject plans for £8m wind farm near Roberton

Plans for an £8m wind farm at Barrel Law, north west of Roberton, have been rejected by councillors. The proposals would have seen seven turbines up to 132m in height erected on land next to the existing Langhope Rig wind farm. The company behind the plans, ABO Wind UK, has faced opposition from residents, community councils and Scottish Borders councillors ever since it first announced its intention to develop the site in 2012. The council’s initial rejection of those plans . . . Complete story »


September 3, 2018 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Barrel Law wind farm project voted down

Revised plans for a wind farm previously rejected amid fears it would interfere with RAF radar systems have been refused. Scottish Borders Council turned down a bid by ABO Wind for eight turbines at Barrel Law near Roberton in 2013. The local authority had been advised by officials to approve revised plans for seven turbines on the site. However, the council’s planning committee decided to refuse the proposals again by five votes to two. Complete story »


August 25, 2018 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Glen Innes Severn Council rejects proposal to install wind turbine blade in Veness Park

Council has rejected a proposal to install a wind turbine blade in Veness Park. The White Rock Wind Farm had offered the blade – damaged during construction, and unable to be used – to Glen Innes Severn Council in March. Council proposed installing the blade in Veness Park as a visitor attraction. That motion was carried six votes to one. Councillors elected on Thursday night not to affirm the previous resolution. The motion was lost four votes to three. Mayor . . . Complete story »


August 24, 2018 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Windfarm bid is kicked out; Knockendurrick turbines proposal gets KO

A controversial proposal for seven wind turbines near Twynholm has been turned down. Councillors spent more than three hours hearing from supporters and opponents of Banks’ Renewables plans for Knockendurrick before unanimously rejecting the bid. The firm said they were “obviously disappointed” and were considering their options. Thursday’s meeting of the planning applications committee was preceded by objectors gathering outside the council HQ in Dumfries with placards urging councillors to reject the proposal. Officials had recommended refusal of the plans . . . Complete story »


August 21, 2018 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Savoy wind turbine project concedes defeat

SAVOY – The town that said yes to wind power, then no, can now say goodbye to Minuteman Wind. The developer said Monday it will not go to court to fight the town’s decision to deny it a building permit. “With the passing of today’s deadline without the filing of a Notice of Appeal, Minuteman regrettably acknowledges the end of the Savoy Project,” Larry Plitch, a Minuteman principal, said in a statement on behalf of the company. Minuteman had been working . . . Complete story »


August 21, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Plans for wind turbine rejected by council

Plans for a wind turbine near Pen y Fan Pond have been rejected by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s (CCBC) Planning Committee. The application to erect a wind turbine with a maximum overall height of 93 meters on Pen y Fan Industrial Estate was submitted by Sirius Renewable Energy, and recommended for approval by the council’s planning officers. However, CCBC’s planning committee voted against the application on Wednesday, August 15. The plans have caused controversy since their initial application, with local . . . Complete story »


August 15, 2018 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm killed by new government following legal battle

A few days after the new Conservative government introduced legislation last month to kill a major wind turbine project in Prince Edward County, a lawyer for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change was in court to defend the initial approval process. The Divisional Court panel dismissed the application by a residents group for an injunction to halt construction and ruled in favour of the respondents – the province and WPD White Pines Wind Incorporated. That decision and other court . . . Complete story »


August 15, 2018 • Northern IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Coleraine wind farm plan in jeopardy on conservation and health grounds

Planners have shot down a bid to erect five large wind turbines on the outskirts of Coleraine. North Power Croaghan Ltd has been attempting to build the wind farm in Macosquin since 2011. However, officials at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council rejected the latest bid. The decision, due to go before councillors on August 22, was revealed in a report released ahead of next week’s planning committee meeting. The company behind the proposal had originally applied to build five . . . Complete story »


August 9, 2018 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Knockendurrick windfarm near Twynholm recommended for refusal by Dumfries and Galloway Council

A controversial windfarm development looks set to be rejected next week. More than 1,500 people have objected to Banks Renewables’ proposals for seven turbines at Knockendurrick, near Twynholm. And council officials are recommending the plans are rejected because they “would have significant adverse impacts on the landscape character, scenic interest and visual amenity of the site and wider area”. Banks first went public with their idea at the end of 2011 and originally planned 10 turbines on the site. However, . . . Complete story »


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