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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.


July 20, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Court overturns permission for Wexford wind farm

High Court orders quashing An Bord Pleanála’s permission for a wind farm in Co Wexford have been secured by a number of local residents. The residents’ legal costs will also be paid by the board under the settlement of their case. On consent of the board, Mr Justice Charles Meenan this week granted orders quashing its approval for a development of three wind turbines and an electricity substation at Tominearly and Killegney, Clonroche, Co Wexford. The proceedings were also brought . . .

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July 20, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Local residents secure High Court orders overturning Wexford wind farm planning permission

A number of local residents have secured High Court orders on consent quashing An Bord Pleanála’s approval of permission for a windfarm in Co Wexford, writes Ann O’Loughlin. The residents legal costs will also be paid by the Board under the settlement of their case. On consent of the Board, Mr Justice Charles Meenan this week granted orders quashing its approval for a development of three wind turbines and an electricity substation at Tominearly and Killegney, Clonroche Co Wexford. The . . .

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July 12, 2017 • Northern IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Slaughtmanus residents welcome PAC decision to dismiss wind farm appeal

Residents of Barr Cregg, Ballymaclanigan and Slaughtmanus have expressed relief after the Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) refused Renewable Energy Systems Ltd. permission to proceed with a proposed seven turbine wind farm on the hillsides to the south and east of the city. RES appealed Derry City and Strabane District Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for its Barr Cregg Wind Farm on the grounds that it would have an ‘unacceptable adverse impact on active peatland’ in the area. However, the . . .

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July 11, 2017 • FrancePrint storyE-mail story

Le juge administratif annule un projet de parc éolien dans le Morbihan

[Administrative judge cancels wind project in the Morbihan. Among its reasons the court emphasized that the Forest of Lanouée “represents a strong element of the area’s identity.”] Dans ses motivations, le tribunal souligne que la forêt de Lanouée « représente un élément d’identité fort du territoire ». Le projet, porté par la société Les Moulins de Lohan, vise à construire un parc de seize éoliennes. AFP PHOTO REMY GABALDA / AFP PHOTO / Le tribunal administratif de Rennes a annulé, lundi 10 . . .

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July 11, 2017 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Falmouth won’t appeal order to shut down wind turbines

FALMOUTH – The Falmouth Board of Selectmen voted Monday night not to appeal a judge’s decision ordering the shutdown of the town’s two massive wind turbines. “It’s time to put the matter behind us and move forward,” board Chairwoman Susan Moran said. The decision not to appeal could put the town on the hook for payment of loans and grants from the state as well as dismantling costs. A past estimate put the cost at $14 million. But appealing the judge’s . . .

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July 10, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Delight for campaigners after decision on wind turbines

Campaigners have had a ‘sensational victory’ after a ruling was made to overturn plans for 16 wind turbines. A public inquiry was launched last year after plans were approved by both Rochdale and Rossendale Councils to add a further 16 turbines at Scout Moor, near Edenfield. The application for 14 of the turbines was refused on Friday ‘for a period of up to 25 years’ by the secretary of state. The decision letter said: “The secretary of state considers that . . .

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July 7, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Government reaches verdict on Scout Moor wind farm expansion

The Government has overturned a huge expansion of the Scout Moor wind farm, nine months after a public inquiry. The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid MP today overruled Rossendale council’s decision to approve a further 14 wind turbines in Rossendale – part of plans to take the whole site to 42 turbines. However, he said he was ‘minded to approve’ two additional turbines in Rochdale with a maximum height of 115 metres, subject to conditions. . . .

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July 5, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Breaking: Castletownmoor Wind Farm refused

An Bord Pleanala has refused planning for the 25 turbine Castletownmoor Wind Farm. The news has been welcomed by the Meath Wind Information Group (MWIG). “We’re absolutely delighted. An Bord Pleanala has confirmed what they said before with regard to the Emlagh Wind Farm. We only hope now that Element Power do not seek a judicial review of the decison as they did in Maighne,” said Padraic Dolan of MWIG. “The Board has been unequivocal that Castletownmoor is not a . . .

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June 30, 2017 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Camp Perry turbine plan axed; Birders cheer as National Guard retreats on wind power

OAK HARBOR, Ohio – For the second time since 2014, the Ohio Air National Guard has backed away from its plans to erect a commercial-scale, $1.5 million wind turbine at Camp Perry – a decision that the region’s biggest birding organization hopes will put an end to five years of contentious litigation and send a message to other would-be developers. “This is a very important victory for migratory birds,” said Kim Kaufman, executive director of the Oak Harbor-based Black Swamp Bird Observatory. . . .

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June 30, 2017 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Ohio Air National Guard drops wind turbine plans for Camp Perry; birding groups declare victory

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Ohio Air National Guard said today that it disapproves of a plan to build a large wind turbine at Camp Perry, handing birding groups a decision they hailed as “a huge win for migratory birds.” The Black Swamp Bird Observatory, based in Ottawa County, teamed with the American Bird Conservancy in March to file a lawsuit seeking to block construction of the wind turbine, which they criticized as a “lethal bird-killing machine” for bald eagles and . . .

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