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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.


June 22, 2017 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Falmouth powers down second wind turbine following court ruling

Falmouth Board of Selectmen ordered the halt of the operation of a controversial wind turbine after a Barnstable County Superior Court judge Tuesday, June 20, deemed the town-owned power source a nuisance. Members met in emergency session around 6 PM after learning Judge Cornelius J. Moriarty II affirmed the Falmouth Zoning Board of Appeals’ position on turbines Wind 1 and Wind 2, said Town Manager Julian M. Suso. They will meet again in executive session—closed to the public—on Monday, June . . .

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June 21, 2017 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Falmouth ordered to shut down turbines

BARNSTABLE – A Barnstable Superior Court judge on Tuesday ordered the town of Falmouth to shut down two town-owned wind turbines. Judge Cornelius Moriarty issued his decision at about 4:30 p.m. in the case which pitted the town against its own Zoning Board of Appeals and a neighbor of the turbines. The Board of Selectmen had appealed a decision by the zoning board that found the turbines are a nuisance. In an emergency meeting Tuesday night, selectmen instructed the town manager . . .

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June 20, 2017 • MarylandPrint storyE-mail story

PSC denies certificate for Dan’s Mountain wind farm

CUMBERLAND – The Maryland Public Service Commission has sided with a public utility law judge’s order denying a wind-power developer’s request to construct a 17-turbine wind farm on Dan’s Mountain, effectively killing the project. In a 16-page document released Friday, the PSC affirmed an order issued by Chief Public Utility Law Judge Terry J. Romine in January. The PSC denied Dan’s Mountain Wind Force’s request for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity as well as any other outstanding requests or . . .

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June 20, 2017 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Court of Appeal overturns Welsh wind turbine approval

The Court of Appeal has overturned a planning permission for a single wind turbine on a farm in Wales, after ruling that its impact on a nearby listed church had been ignored. Farmer Colin Bagley erected the 41.8-metre high turbine at Upper Pengarth, Llandeilo Graban, near Builth Wells, last year. Powys County Council had granted planning consent for the turbine in May 2015. But now its future is in doubt after Appeal Court judges in London overturned the permission and . . .

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June 14, 2017 • TennesseePrint storyE-mail story

Apex Energy suspends its wind farm plans; Hotly-contested project put on hold “indefinitely”

There’s joy in Mudville tonight! Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition (CMPC) received word late last week that Apex Energy has announced it has suspended its proposed Crab Orchard Wind Turbine project indefinitely. “Based on current market conditions and the project’s fundamental qualities, “ we have decided not to make this significant investment at this time,” Apex said in a statement. “Our work on the Crab Orchard Wind project will be therefore suspended until market conditions change to make the project more . . .

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June 13, 2017 • TennesseePrint storyE-mail story

CO Wind project suspended

The controversial wind turbine project planned for eastern Cumberland County has been suspended by the developer. Apex Clean Energy announced the decision Friday afternoon. “Based on current market conditions and the project’s fundamental qualities, we have decided not to make this significant investment at this time,” Harry Snyder, development manager, wrote. “Our work on the Crab Orchard Wind project will be therefore suspended until market conditions change to make the project more competitive.” The estimated $100 million project was first . . .

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June 10, 2017 • TennesseePrint storyE-mail story

Apex suspends Crab Orchard Wind project

The controversial wind turbine project planned for eastern Cumberland County has been suspended by the developer. Apex Clean Energy announced the decision Friday afternoon. “Based on current market conditions and the project’s fundamental qualities, we have decided not to make this significant investment at this time,” Harry Snyder, development manager, wrote. “Our work on the Crab Orchard Wind project will be therefore suspended until market conditions change to make the project more competitive.” The estimated $100 million project was first . . .

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June 5, 2017 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Turbine objectors celebrate victory

Anti-wind farm campaigners are celebrating the Scottish Government’s rejection of a giant new scheme, which was planned for Glenurquhart, near Loch Ness. The French-led Cnoc an Eas project, comprising 13 turbines up to 448ft tall by Loch Meiklie, close to an historic monument, has been knocked back by a public inquiry. The glen is home to a Bronze Age chambered cairn that attracts myriad tourists from across the world. It was rejected by Highland Council and now also by inquiry . . .

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June 3, 2017 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

EDF loses Loch Ness fight; 44.2MW Cnoc an Eas project would have featured 13 turbines

The Scottish government has rejected EDF and Force 9 plans for the 13-turbine Cnoc an Eas wind farm north Loch Ness. Officials at the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division dismissed an case filed by the developers in support of the 44.2MW proposal west of Drumnadrochit in the Great Glen. “The proposed development does not accord overall with the relevant provisions of the development plan and there are no material considerations which would still justify granting planning permission,” said PEAD. Highland . . .

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May 30, 2017 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind company dealt blow by Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS – A court saga which has been ongoing for almost two years was finally settled last week by the Indiana Supreme Court. The state’s highest court ruled May 25 to deny a request from Flat Rock Wind, LLC. – also known as Apex Clean Energy – to hear the case of the company’s appeal of the decision, made earlier this year by the Indiana Court of Appeals, upholding a Rush County judge’s decision that the Rush County Area Board of . . .

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