These postings are provided to help publicize the efforts of affiliated groups and individuals related to industrial wind energy development. Most of the notices posted here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch.
Environment, Germany, Publications, Videos •
Sacrificed landscapes: How the Energy Transition is destroying our environment Erschienen (published): 14.11.2016, Verlagsgruppe Random House Produzieren wir statt Ökoenergie die nachhaltigste Naturzerstörung? Über die Schattenseiten der Energiewende zu sprechen gilt als politisch nicht korrekt. Aber soll man deshalb darüber schweigen? Tatsache ist: Die übereilt und planlos in Szene gesetzte Energiewende hat einen ungeheuren Wildwuchs an Windrädern und Solaranlagen hervorgebracht und droht sich zu dem bisher rasantesten Flächenverbrauch aller Zeiten in unserem Land zu entwickeln. Die letzten unzerstörten Landschaften und . . .
Aesthetics, Environment, France, Noise, Property values, Protests •
SAMEDI 10 DECEMBRE 2016 A CONFOLENS (Charente) à 9 h 30 MANIFESTATION POUR LA DÉFENSE DU PATRIMOINE RURAL, CONTRE LES AFFAIRISTES EOLIENS Madame, Monsieur, A l’initiative de l’Association RAPASSE 16450 Saint-Laurent-de-Céris , un collectif de 22 Associations situées sur les 5 départements jouxtant la Charente, toutes opposées à la défiguration de notre patrimoine rural organisent une manifestation le Samedi 10 décembre 2016, à 9 h 30, à CONFOLENS (16). Communiqué de Presse Manifestation pour la défense du Patrimoine Rural contre . . .
Publications, Vermont •
Divided Communities – Foreign corporations with government subsidies Enel (Italy), Iberdrola (Spain), Gaz-‐Metro (Canada), Nordex (Germany) Expensive Regulatory Process, Intervenors Consistently Ignored by PSB $0 for Towns to participate in the Public Service Board process Economics – $$ to “host” town, neighboring towns get $0 or token payments, and negative impacts Confidential power costs Selling Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) out of state, while getting credit for the SPEED program requirements Aviation – Interference with radar and safety issues for airports, . . .
Economics, Iowa, Law, Publications •
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Impacts, Publications, Scotland •
Tiny the Turbine is a moral tale that tells the truth about the impacts of industrial wind development in a way children can understand. It has been written by a Highland anti wind campaigner, illustrated by a supporting Cartoonist and published online today. Some time ago it was discovered that not only were multinational wind developers welcomed into our schools, they come bearing gifts and speak to pupils regarding only the ‘benefits’ of wind development. Children are asked to name . . .
Law, Poland, Press releases, Setbacks •
On 9 June Polish Senate approved the bill providing for mandatory setbacks of new wind farm developments from residential housing, which had already been passed by the Lower House several weeks ago. To become law, the legislation must now be signed by Polish President Andrzej Duda and officially published. The law is expected to come into effect as from 1 July 2016. This new regulation affects rural communities in a number of important ways: future wind farms may be sited . . .
Alberta, Hearings, Law, Noise •
Mainstream Renewable in violation of noise levels, seeks waiver — request for submissions regarding application
The Alberta Utilities Commission, the independent utilities regulator, will be considering the Oldman 2 wind farm post-construction sound survey at six locations in fulfillment of terms and conditions in Approval U2013-260. [Power Plant Approval U2013-260, Proceeding 2572, Application 1609509, May 15, 2013.] At one of the six locations evaluated for noise levels near the Oldman 2 wind power plant, as required for compliance with Approval U2013-260, receptor C is in excess of the permissible sound levels. The operator of the . . .