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  • Weather tracker: power prices dip to negative in Europe amid clean energy boost
    Low demand combined with sunny conditions and meltwater lifts hydro and solar productionOver the last week, several European countries had power prices in the wholesale energy market dip into negative values during daylight hours. The decline in prices was mostly driven by the abundance of available…
    - 6 days ago 29 May 23, 10:08am -
  • Labour confirms plans to block all new North Sea oil and gas projects
    Party says details of how UK can become ‘world leader’ in green energy transition will be announced soonLabour has confirmed it will block all new domestic oil and gas developments if it wins power, proposing instead to invest heavily in renewable sources such as wind and also in nuclear power.T…
    - 7 days ago 28 May 23, 11:54am -
  • Ukraine built more onshore wind turbines in past year than England
    Revelation about war-torn country is ‘terrible indictment’ of UK government, says Ed Miliband Ukraine has completed more onshore wind turbines than England since it was occupied by Russian soldiers – despite the UK government’s promise to relax restrictions on onshore windfarms.Only two onsh…
    - 7 days ago 28 May 23, 11:19am -
  • NSW renewable energy zones up to two years behind schedule
    ‘We are not going to allow the lights to go off,’ state energy minister Penny Sharpe vowsFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastNew South Wales’ two main renewable energy zones will be delayed for as lo…
    - 11 days ago 24 May 23, 4:00pm -
  • Rishi Sunak arrives in Japan to announce defence pact
    PM also says Japanese businesses have invested £18bn in UK as he visits country for G7 summitRishi Sunak has arrived in Tokyo to announce a new defence partnership with Japan and support £18bn of private business deals, ahead of the G7 summit aimed at addressing the threats of Russia and China.Bef…
    - 17 days ago 18 May 23, 7:23am -
  • Canary Wharf offices and retail spaces to be powered by Scottish windfarm
    Deal for London business district will meet almost three-quarters of electricity demand from wind powerOffices and retail spaces across the Canary Wharf business district will soon be powered by clean energy generated by a windfarm in Scotland.Canary Wharf Group, which manages the 60-hectare (150 ac…
    - 27 days ago 8 May 23, 9:00am -
  • ‘Memorial to all who suffered’: survivors protest wind farm near Japanese American incarceration site
    About 13,000 people were held at the Minidoka camp during the second world war. Now, a green energy project threatens the ‘sacred’ placePaul Tomita was just four when his family was interned. He was too young to remember Franklin D Roosevelt, then president, issuing the executive order that saw…
    - 28 days ago 7 May 23, 11:00am -
  • UK investment in clean energy transition falls 10%, bucking global trend
    Research shows Britain lagging behind at crucial time as US and EU pursue green growth hastened by Ukraine invasionInvestment in clean energy and the low-carbon economy fell sharply in the UK last year, even as rival nations were increasing their firepower in the global green race, data shows.The UK…
    - 38 days ago 27 Apr 23, 11:00am -
  • European countries pledge huge expansion of North Sea wind farms

    - 41 days ago 24 Apr 23, 3:48pm -
  • Conservationists rubbish plan to build a windfarm near protected north Queensland rainforests
    About 1,000ha of native vegetation will have to be cleared to build the proposed Chalumbin windfarm on the edge of the world heritage areaFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesSign up for the Rural Network email newsletterJoin the Rural Network group on Facebook to be part of the…
    - 44 days ago 21 Apr 23, 4:00pm -
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Wind Watch Organisation

  • newWind turbine erupts into flames north of Goderich, Ont.
    Todd Edginton could hardly believe his eyes when he looked out his back door to find a wind turbine on fire. He wasn’t alone, as people stopped just north of Goderich to see the spectacle unfold. “I was going back to the cottage along Highway 21 from Goderich, and saw this. I said to myself, ‘…
    - 11 hours ago 3 Jun 23, 10:28pm -
  • 10 months after fire, Hull wind turbine dismantled
    A fixture of Hull’s skyline for the past 15 years is being dismantled – as these pictures show. Taken by local photographer Bob Carter, they show a huge mechanical arm cutting through one of the blades of the turbine off Oak Road, which was badly damaged by a fire in August last year. Built in 2…
    - 1 day ago 3 Jun 23, 1:18am -
  • Un promoteur annule l’inauguration de son parc éolien en raison d’une manifestation d’opposants
    [Developer cancels wind plant inauguration in face of demonstration by opponents] Face à la perspective d’une manifestation d’opposants aux éoliennes, le promoteur Neoen annule l’inauguration du nouveau parc des Beaux Monts entre Champlay et Valravillon prévue le mardi 6 juin 2023. La petit…
    - 1 day ago 3 Jun 23, 1:07am -
  • In Norway, Indigenous Sami protest outside prime minister’s office against wind farm
    Dozen of activists, including Indigenous Sami, protested Friday outside the office of Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, vowing to block entry to remind Norway’s government that they want a wind farm removed because they say it endangers the reindeer herders’ way of life. In February, t…
    - 1 day ago 3 Jun 23, 12:52am -
  • Kincardine wind turbine taken to Rotterdam for maintenance
    A Kincardine wind turbine, which sits just 10 miles off Aberdeen, is being towed hundreds of miles to Rotterdam for scheduled maintenance because the UK doesn’t have facilities to service it. The KIN-02 turbine is part of the Kincardine floating wind farm, until recently the largest project of its…
    - 3 days ago 1 Jun 23, 2:04pm -
  • Battery storage can’t fix wind & solar’s intermittency problem
    Claims that mega-batteries will fix wind and solar’s natural intermittency problem turn out to be mega-myths. First, lithium-ion batteries of the kind pitched by Tesla – like every kind of battery – do not generate a single watt of power and are net consumers of electricity during their charge…
    - 4 days ago 31 May 23, 4:30pm -
  • MWRA recommends damaged wind turbine be taken down after piece of blade appeared to fly off
    The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority has recommended a damaged wind turbine on Deer Island be taken down, one day after a piece of a turbine blade appeared to fly off the structure on Monday. The out-of-service turbine suddenly started spinning on Monday and continued spinning until officials…
    - 4 days ago 31 May 23, 1:59pm -
  • Dem senator purchased luxury condo from green energy lawyer pushing wind farm in home state
    Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia recently purchased a luxury waterfront condominium from a senior lawyer at Dominion Energy, a multibillion-dollar energy company developing a massive offshore wind farm in his home state. According to his 2022 financial disclosures filed this month, Kaine report…
    - 5 days ago 30 May 23, 3:52pm -
  • Wind turbine spins out of control on Deer Island
    Emergency crews responded to Boston’s Deer Island on Memorial Day after they received reports that an out-of-service windmill had broken free and was spinning out of control. Responders were able to halt the windmill’s uncontrolled spin just before 3:30 p.m., hours after the Massachusetts Water…
    - 5 days ago 30 May 23, 2:16pm -
  • Object flies off of ‘out of service’ wind turbine on Deer Island, prompting closure to public accessway
    Officials believe an object that was seen hanging from then flying off of a wind turbine on Deer Island may have been the result of strong winds and a broken braking mechanism. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority said emergency crews and staff were on-site Monday morning after a passerby not…
    - 5 days ago 30 May 23, 2:14pm -
  • Part of Boston’s Deer Island closed after piece of wind turbine blade flies off
    Witnesses watched as a wind turbine on Deer Island suddenly started spinning out of control and then a piece of a blade came flying off the 110 foot tower. Emergency crews responded to Boston’s Deer Island on Monday after someone called to say there appeared to be something hanging from a blade on…
    - 5 days ago 30 May 23, 2:06pm -
  • In-depth: ‘No remediation’: A broken turbine in Kansas shows how wind companies evade responsibility
    For Kansas state Rep. Carrie Barth, the broken turbine in Marshall County and its fiberglass debris scattered across farmland has confirmed one of the many loopholes industrial wind companies have to distance themselves from responsibilities to the residents who live in their shadow. “We have all…
    - 7 days ago 28 May 23, 8:57pm -
  • Cape May County fights back against offshore wind farm
    The Cape May County Board of County Commissioners unanimously passed Resolution 314-23 on May 23. The Resolution contains eight pages of details about the County of Cape May’s efforts to engage with the Danish wind corporation, Orsted, to try to find common ground and mitigate some of the negative…
    - 8 days ago 27 May 23, 1:41pm -
  • Offshore windmills will cost Cape May, NJ, $1B in tourism revenue – report
    Cape May County Commissioners have unanimously passed a resolution opposed to offshore wind projects and vow to continue to fight the installation of wind mills off the coast. A report supporting the resolution claims the windmills will cost Cape May County more than $1.1 billion in lost tourism rev…
    - 9 days ago 26 May 23, 8:52pm -
  • Building wind farms on peatlands could undermine green transition
    Peatlands are the largest land-based carbon stores on the planet. Although they cover less than 3% of the Earth’s land surface, peatlands store twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests.
    - 9 days ago 26 May 23, 2:06pm -
  • Plain wrong: 150 residents meet to air opposition to Coonerang Wind Farm site
    “It’s not about climate change.” The more than 150 locals who attended a public meeting in Cooma on 17 May to voice opposition to the development of a wind farm south of the town were assured the protest was not about climate change. It was about a wind farm being sited in an inappropriate loc…
    - 10 days ago 25 May 23, 2:28pm -
  • Proponent of Robbins Island wind farm asked to detail plan to offset loss of Tasmanian devil habitat
    Renewables company ACEN Australia is seeking to build a wind farm with up to 122 turbines on Robbins Island, off the state’s north-west coast. The proposal has already been given the go-ahead by Tasmania’s Environment Protection Authority and has also received the green light from the local coun…
    - 10 days ago 25 May 23, 2:24pm -
  • Enel suspends Colombia wind farm construction after years of protests
    The Colombian unit of Italy’s biggest utility, Enel, indefinitely suspended the construction of a wind farm in Colombia’s north on Wednesday after a series of protests by local communities. The decision comes two weeks after Enel reached an agreement with the communities to allow development to…
    - 10 days ago 25 May 23, 2:21pm -
  • Criminal cases for killing eagles decline as wind turbine dangers grow
    Criminal cases brought by U.S. wildlife officials for killing or harming protected bald and golden eagles dropped sharply in recent years, even as officials ramped up issuing permits that will allow wind energy companies to kill thousands of eagles without legal consequence. The falloff in enforceme…
    - 11 days ago 24 May 23, 2:47pm -
  • Brazil faces dilemma: endangered macaw vs. wind farm
    A wind farm in northeastern Brazil sounds like a welcome climate-friendly energy solution, but it is causing controversy over another kind of environmental worry: the impact on the endangered Lear’s macaw. Home to more than 90 percent of Brazil’s booming wind-power industry, the northeast is kno…
    - 11 days ago 24 May 23, 2:08pm -
  • Equinor pulls the plug on North Sea floating wind farm
    Siri Espedal Kindem sees no way forward for Trollvind floating offshore wind farm. Equinor said today that it will postpone any further development of the Trollvind floating offshore wind farm initiative indefinitely. “This decision is based on several challenges facing the project, including tech…
    - 12 days ago 23 May 23, 1:19pm -
  • Wind energy development in Tama Co. hits turbulence; Multiple lawsuits embroil Salt Creek developers
    Further wind development in Tama County appears to have encountered some headwinds in recent weeks as two different lawsuits involving the wind energy company Salt Creek Wind LLC and its consultants Robert and Eric Bergstrom play out in court. Salt Creek Wind LLC and Conifer Power Co. have been acti…
    - 14 days ago 21 May 23, 5:07pm -
  • In-depth: ‘It’s criminal’: Central Wisconsin communities unite to stave off looming wind turbine industry
    Central Wisconsin communities are coordinating efforts to shine a light into the flickering shadow cast by a looming wind turbine industry. “There is a revolt happening here,” attorney Marti Machtan told The Epoch Times. “I’ve never seen our communities engage like this in my life.” Machta…
    - 14 days ago 21 May 23, 4:55pm -
  • ‘Not looking good’: Wind turbines a threat to Canadian bat populations
    A species of bats could have their numbers cut in half by 2028 if they’re not protected immediately, says a bat expert. Dr. Cori Lausen comment comes after the Commitee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada released a an assessment May 10 regarding three species of bats: the eastern red,…
    - 14 days ago 21 May 23, 2:01pm -
  • Rural Spanish villages to be ‘destroyed’ with wind turbines in push for green energy
    In the remote mountains of Spain’s Maestrazgo region, Joaquín Gargallo wrestles with the steering wheel of his battered Land Rover as it plunges down a winding track. “The Communist maquis resisted the Franco regime in these hills longer than anywhere else. Now these foreign investors are going…
    - 14 days ago 21 May 23, 1:52pm -
  • Un vent trop fort contre les citoyens [A wind too strong against the people]
    [Their lawyer David Bourgoin pleaded the neighborhood disturbances between the 100-megawatt facility and an residential area located in a postcard environment: degradation of the landscape, disturbing noise and loss of home values. None of the citizens’ group’s arguments were accepted.] Alors qu…
    - 15 days ago 20 May 23, 3:06pm -
  • Nicolet: des vents contraires pour un projet d’éoliennes [Headwinds]
    [The development of a wind farm in the Nicolet region is facing headwinds from a citizens’ opposition movement.] Le développement d’un parc éolien dans la région de Nicolet fait face à des vents contraires avec l’entrée en scène d’un mouvement d’opposition citoyenne. «Il y avait 200…
    - 15 days ago 20 May 23, 2:56pm -
  • Combrand. Avis défavorable pour le parc éolien des Pâqueries
    [Agglo2B expressed its opposition to the Pâqueries wind farm project by means of a letter addressed to the commissioner-investigator, co-signed by the mayors of the surrounding municipalities. The board also issued an unfavorable opinion.] Le Conseil municipal s’est réuni le 15 mai à l’issue…
    - 15 days ago 20 May 23, 2:52pm -
  • Des riverains mobilisés contre le nouveau projet d’éoliennes à Spiennes: «Il y en a déjà trop dans la zone!»
    [Neighbors mobilize against new wind project in Spiennes: “There are already too many in the area!”»] Depuis plusieurs années, la société Luminus veut implanter quatre éoliennes à Spiennes, près de la chaussée de Beaumont. Ingénieur chimiste, Jean-Philippe Pingot a adressé une série d…
    - 15 days ago 20 May 23, 2:47pm -
  • Western Victorian wind farm plans fail to mention brolga nests, say Brewster residents
    Wind energy company RE Future has submitted a planning permit for a seven-turbine, 42-megawatt wind farm which, under new planning provisions, will bypass council and be assessed directly by Victoria’s planning minister. Fourth-generation grain farmer Brett Swan said he was worried about the proje…
    - 15 days ago 20 May 23, 2:18pm -
  • Updates on the March 28 wind turbine fire in Rexville/West Union NY
    A second public meeting that focused on the March 2023 wind turbine fire in the Town of West Union wasn’t as heavily attended or as contentious as the first. The little town hall was nonetheless still full of residents who were curious, disgruntled, impacted, and worried about the aftermath from t…
    - 16 days ago 19 May 23, 3:21pm -
  • Community meeting on proposed wind farm
    A community meeting will be held on Saturday, May 20, to protest an offshore wind farm planned for an area 10km off the coast from Port Stephens to Norah Head. The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) is proposing a Hunter Offshore Renewable Energy Area (HOREA) wi…
    - 16 days ago 19 May 23, 1:43pm -
  • NJ Assembly marine mammal death hearing ignores facts, reinforces need for halt to offshore wind activities
    Today’s New Jersey Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee’s hearing on Marine Mammal Deaths reinforced the need for an immediate halt to all offshore wind permitting, surveying and preconstruction activities and solicitations for new power off the coast of New Jersey. This cessati…
    - 16 days ago 19 May 23, 1:34pm -
  • Wind project scope ‘staggering’: Clean Ocean Action argues for pilot project first
    It wasn’t “until the whales and the dolphins started washing up that people’s attention was able to focus” on the offshore wind farms, according to Cindy Zipf, and when people looked beyond the whales, they realized what is happening is “staggering.” “I don’t think ever in the histor…
    - 17 days ago 18 May 23, 2:16pm -
  • In Portsmouth: A rally cry against offshore wind
    About 90 people gather at Island Park Beach to condemn SouthCoast Wind’s proposal to run transmission cables up the Sakonnet River into Portsmouth. Bill Thompson pointed to the wind turbine at Portsmouth High School, just east of Island Park Beach where about 90 people gathered Saturday to rally a…
    - 18 days ago 17 May 23, 2:50pm -
  • Residents reject plans to host wind farm transmission lines on their land in south-east Victoria
    Coastal residents and farmers say they remain in the dark about plans for transmission lines and wind farms off Victoria’s eastern coast. While some residents have been told their properties are in line to host major energy infrastructure, they say they have heard nothing from authorities to confi…
    - 18 days ago 17 May 23, 2:25pm -
  • Gippsland farmers slam AusNet proposal to link renewable energy to grid via overhead transmission lines
    Farmers have banded together to oppose a new 80-metre-high electricity transmission line proposed in Victoria’s east. The line is required to transport electricity from the Victoria’s first “renewable energy zone” to the grid in the Latrobe Valley. AusNet has identified 48 landowners along t…
    - 18 days ago 17 May 23, 2:18pm -
  • Western Victorian major transmission projects ‘monumental mistake’, warn energy experts
    Two of the nation’s leading energy industry experts have warned persevering with the projects would lead to higher power bills in Victoria, increased risk of blackouts and bushfires, and “needless damage” to communities along the transmission corridor. Former member of the National Electricity…
    - 18 days ago 17 May 23, 2:10pm -
  • Letter to Mads Nipper, CEO, Ørsted
    Dear Mr. Nipper, We write as concerned citizens and residents of the State of New Jersey, U.S.A. Our groups total tens of thousands of volunteer citizen advocates including more than 500,000 signatories to various petitions supporting our efforts. The NJ Shore is a national treasure enjoyed by milli…
    - 20 days ago 15 May 23, 3:12pm -
  • Wind farms lead to ‘significant’ decrease in soil moisture, study finds
    A new study has found that wind farms can have a “significant” impact on soil moisture, and aggravate the soil drying in grassland areas, with impacts on ecosystems. The research, published in peer-reviewed journal, Science of the Total Environment, found that “wind farms significantly reduced…
    - 20 days ago 15 May 23, 1:25pm -
  • About 100 locals turned up to a Ruby Hills drop in session to demand answers
    About 100 people from Walcha were accused of being “divisive”, “scaremongering” and for “sabotaging” the Ruby Hills wind farm pop-in day, said local Damien Timbs. Walcha Energy, the developers of Ruby Hills wind farm, slated for a site about 10 kilometres west of Walcha, organised two dr…
    - 20 days ago 15 May 23, 1:03pm -
  • Wales accused of spoiling countryside with wind farms to spite the English
    The Welsh government has been accused of spoiling the Welsh countryside with wind farms to spite the English. Cardiff is pressing ahead with onshore wind farm developments when it could explore more offshore projects because it does not want to send fees to the Crown Estate or share control of proje…
    - 20 days ago 14 May 23, 11:43pm -
  • Court asked to quash licence for investigating offshore site for proposed wind farm
    A fisherman has asked the High Court to quash a licence allowing a renewable energy firm to investigate sites off the coast of Dublin and Wicklow in connection with a proposed €1.5 billion offshore wind farm. On Friday, Mr Justice Richard Humphreys gave permission for Ivan Toole, of Ashford, Co Wi…
    - 20 days ago 14 May 23, 11:39pm -
  • Wind farm concerns over marine wildlife
    They appear like majestic matchsticks on the horizon, 10km from the shoreline on the Arklow Bank. These wind turbines are the first, and still the only, operational offshore windfarm in Ireland. Now four more projects, three off the east coast and one off the coast of Galway, have been given the go-…
    - 20 days ago 14 May 23, 11:38pm -
  • Four new offshore wind farms get approval from Irish government
    Yesterday, the government announced the success of four out of six offshore wind farm applications to the State’s first wind auction under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme. They are Sceirde Rocks off Galway’s coast, Dublin Array, Codling Wind Park off Wicklow and the North Irish Sea Arra…
    - 20 days ago 14 May 23, 11:34pm -
  • Ryan’s much-heralded wind energy would be world’s most expensive at first auction
    Last year, to great razzmatazz, Minister Eamon Ryan announced that opportunities to generate energy from Ireland’s wind was going to go to auction in 2023. Going to auction means that a route to market would be established for an energy provider – typically in relation to renewable energy which…
    - 20 days ago 14 May 23, 11:32pm -
  • Rhode Island regulators approve 704-megawatt offshore wind project
    A large offshore wind farm aimed at helping Rhode Island meet its climate goals cleared a major hurdle late Tuesday night when state coastal regulators approved a key certification for the 704-megawatt project. The vote by the Coastal Resources Management Council moved Revolution Wind one step close…
    - 20 days ago 14 May 23, 11:31pm -
  • This sounds like a problem
    A new report has revealed wind farms were the biggest source of electricity in Britain for the first time in the first three months of this year, after hundreds of new turbines started turning. It is a significant milestone. But, with thousands of structures all over the country – and many more pl…
    - 20 days ago 14 May 23, 11:25pm -
  • Garvoc residents criticise wind farm application as developer defends process
    The developer of a proposed Garvoc wind farm has blamed anti–wind-farm activists for a lack of community consultation as neighbours say they have been “disrespected” by the lack of engagement. Wind energy company RE Future submitted a planning application to the state Planning Minister for the…
    - 21 days ago 14 May 23, 1:45pm -
  • Latest well water testing raises toxicity concerns
    Area residents have long complained their water wells were ruined when the wind farms came into play. Concerns that water wells in Chatham-Kent may be toxic to human health continue for residents in Dover and North Kent. That’s according to Christine Burke of the Wallaceburg Area Wind Concerns gro…
    - 23 days ago 12 May 23, 8:01pm -

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Dungarvan Information Group

  • The End of Community: Wind Farms — The Law is my Oyster
    A press release that has been met with sharply divided opinions was released by the BSB energy group: “BSB propose community wind farm for County Waterford BSB Community Energy Ltd. (BSB) is a limited company established by a substantial number (50+) of local people in the Bunmahon, Stradbally and…
    - 8 Nov 16, 8:46pm -
  • An Bord Pleanala
    Thank you for coming to this webpage to help us prevent the erection of 12 wind turbines at Knockamona, Drumhills, Dungarvan that will link with the x8 wind turbines already up at Woodhouse, Keereen. As you know the ones at Woodhouse have already indelibly scarred the pristine landscape of the DrumH…
    - 3 Mar 16, 8:31pm -
  • ABP react.
    ABP sent this letter to Ecopower yesterday (28/7/15)… Drumhills-ABP-Ecopower It is an interesting letter. Ecopower have been asked to give the route corridor for the grid connection. The infrastructure will be handed over to the ESB when completed it will have to be designed, verified, and approv…
    - 29 Jul 15, 5:05pm -
  • UK Wholesale Power Falls to £46/MWh
    Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? PEI report: ? UK wholesale power prices dropped to a two-year low on Monday 5th January, representing…
    - 10 Jan 15, 6:35pm -
  • The ESB has insurance against EMF
    Originally posted on The Law is my Oyster: ? Two fundamental principles of insurance law When it comes to insurance, even those who are naturally inclined to tell porkies are forced to tell the truth. The first principle of insurance law is uberrimae fidei, which is interpreted to mean “the utmost…
    - 5 Jan 15, 7:39pm -
  • Banks Refuse to Lend for Properties Neighbouring Wind Farms
    Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS: Giant fans next door? No deal … Wherever giant fans have gone up – or are threatened to go up – neighbouring homeowners are finding that the value of their properties is being slashed in half – if they can find a willing buyer at all. Scottish real est…
    - 5 Jan 15, 7:39pm -
  • 2014, the year in review.
    2014, the year in review..
    - 27 Dec 14, 8:50pm -
  • Who Runs the IWEA?
    Element Power’s Greenwire, like many, responded to the DCENR’s Green Paper consultation, copied here… Greenwire (1) The Document clearly states it is Element Power and Greenwire, it is obviously an Element Power document. Curiously the Answers to Questions 20 & 21 suddenly switch to speaking…
    - 22 Dec 14, 3:37pm -
  • Tourism Report comissoned by ECOPOWER states “impoved visitor perception” due to Wind Factories!
    2 Replies Yes folk, you hear it heard it right, an “improved visitor perception” due to wind factories. Have you ever heard such utter rubbish. James Chiltern or rethink tourism report is attached, please read it for yourselves. James uses 2008 data from a time when ‘windmills’ were cut and…
    - 14 Nov 14, 4:47pm -

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  • Kincardine wind turbine taken to Rotterdam for maintenance – Energy Voice
    By Allister Thomas A Kincardine wind turbine, which sits just 10 miles off Aberdeen, is being towed hundreds of miles to Rotterdam for scheduled maintenance because the UK doesn’t have facilities to service it. The KIN-02 turbine is part of the Kincardine floating wind farm, until recently the lar…
    - 2 days ago 2 Jun 23, 11:29am -
  • Garvary Wind Farm manager ‘disappointed’ after councillors advised to object to the scheme – Northern Times
    A RECOMMENDATION that Highland Council ‘raise an objection’ to the planned Garvary Wind Farm – earmarked to go on land 4.5km south of Lairg – has been described as “disappointing” by the scheme’s development manager. James Baird commented after the local authority made public its repor…
    - 2 days ago 2 Jun 23, 11:26am -
  • Press and Journal letters
    Press and Journal letters Our Press and Journal is again depicting daily the horrors and danger of wildfires, this time at Cannich. What politicians, planners and local councillors, seem to be blissfully unaware of, is that Wind Turbines pose a significant, deadly, and growing threat to wildlife and…
    - 2 days ago 2 Jun 23, 11:24am -
  • Parliamentary debate
    SAS has received an invitation to a roundtable at Holyrood followed by a parliamentary debate which you can all attend. Our Petition will be discussed and also the concerns which we raised about the Scottish Government advising decision makers to continue using ETSU-R-97 until new Guidance is issued…
    - 3 days ago 31 May 23, 9:57pm -
  • Petition update
    The Scottish Parliament Petitions Committee discussed our Petition again this morning and took evidence from Brian Whittle MSP who kindly attended in person to give us support. We are very grateful to him. The Petition will be continued as the Committee was not happy with the response from our new […
    - 4 days ago 31 May 23, 2:04pm -
  • East Lothian Courier – Letters
    Some readers may be aware of Belltown Power’s proposal for an onshore wind farm on Newlands Hill. This ridge is situated about two miles from Gifford on the road to Duns. Given the adverse impact, we have initiated ‘Save our Skyline – LammermuirSOS’. This campaign is not against wind energy…
    - 5 days ago 30 May 23, 8:28pm -
  • DPEA Stakeholders’ meeting
    As promised, some further information from the DPEA Stakeholders’ meeting last Tuesday which Rachel and Aileen attended on behalf of SAS.  Only the Agenda items raised by SAS are detailed below. MAPS SAS had raised the need for a national wind farm map at the previous meeting and other stakeholde…
    - 9 days ago 26 May 23, 8:52pm -
  • Tall white towers set to change Dundee’s skyline – Courier
    Tall white towers will change Dundee’s skyline for the rest of the year as a new stage of wind farm work gets under way at the Port of Dundee. Since March last year parts for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm have been stored horizontally on the Port’s […]
    - 9 days ago 26 May 23, 7:53pm -
  • Ross-shire and John o Groat Journal letters

    - 9 days ago 26 May 23, 7:50pm -
  • Call for urgent inquiry – Press and Journal
    Moray Council is calling for an urgent inquiry into the sell-off of offshore wind rights. Elgin North councillor Sandy Keith tabled a motion seeking action at a meeting this week. He believes the Scotwind auction in 2022 undersold areas for offshore wind projects because there was a maximum limit. T…
    - 10 days ago 25 May 23, 9:09am -

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  • EWEA Blog closed indefinitely
    Our sincerest apologies, but as from 2015 the EWEA Blog will no longer be active or maintained. Please visit our news, activities, events or social networks pages to see our latest activities.The post EWEA Blog closed indefinitely appeared first on EWEA Blog.
    - 31 Dec 14, 10:11am -
  • Where will wind energy be in 2020?
    Wind energy has sailed through stormy waters when it comes to politics in recent years. Since 2009, European governments across the continent have been chopping and changing their support schemes for renewable energies, wind power included, amid an enduring economic crisis. But what has the impact o…
    - 31 Jul 14, 9:18am -
  • Top EU journalists join EWEA trip to Portugal
    With its staunch commitment to wind energy and calls for an ambitious 2030 renewables target, Portugal represented an ideal European location for EWEA to host its annual press trip in 2014. We invited journalists from across Europe to showcase the country’s renewables industry and push home the ca…
    - 10 Jul 14, 9:56am -
  • Large international gathering attends EWEA’s summer reception

    - 30 Jun 14, 3:29pm -
  • Donate to charity? Buy lemon pie? What would you do with €2?
    Thomas Becker would buy subscriptions to two more daily newspapers, Lasma Livzeniece would donate to animal shelters in Latvia, and Jason Bickley would treat himself to a slice of lemon meringue pie – what would you do if you knew you had €2 extra a day to spend? Where does this €2 a day – […
    - 12 Jun 14, 5:18pm -
  • US and China to cut power plant emissions

    - 4 Jun 14, 2:21pm -
  • Millions of workers call for climate action
    Last week more than 50 unions representing millions of jobs worldwide joined the Unions4Climate action network calling for a global agreement on climate change in Paris at the UN climate summit next year. “Threats to jobs and livelihoods include the threat of climate change. For unions it is simpl…
    - 30 May 14, 8:06am -
  • “Boost energy independence with higher renewables targets”, associations tell Barroso
    Increasing renewable energy can relieve Europe’s reliance on fossil fuel imports at volatile prices and protect it from geo-political instability like the ongoing Ukraine crisis. That is according to open letters sent to European Commission President Barroso and European Council President Van Romp…
    - 16 May 14, 10:26am -
  • Price of cutting power sector emissions hits $44 trillion
    By Sarah Azau Those in favour of less fossil fuels and more renewable energy have long pointed out that delaying the shift to green power is pushing the price tag up. But the latest research from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows this is already happening and dramatically so: the cost of d…
    - 13 May 14, 10:58am -
  • 80% of Brits support renewable energy
    By Zoë Casey If you are a follower of the press and politics in the UK you might be forgiven for thinking that the country is against wind energy – but a new survey proves exactly the opposite. The survey – carried out by the UK government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in […
    - 12 May 14, 11:38am -
  • Europe can be role model for renewable energy at United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015
    By Thomas Becker The economic and political winds of change for Europe’s energy security are in full flow. With Ukraine on the brink of civil war and an IPCC report calling on the world’s governments to invest in renewables immediately, Europe’s policymakers face a dilemma that cannot be solve…
    - 6 May 14, 3:46pm -
  • “Subsidies to renewables are the most transparent and visible”
    By Zoë Casey From direct government support to tax breaks and the cost of negative externalities like pollution, subsidies to the power sector take many different – and often hidden – forms. In fact, the exact definition of a subsidy was the crux of an at times heated debate “subsidies to the…
    - 2 May 14, 12:39pm -
  • France: wind energy solution in energy transition
    France may be the world’s most nuclear energy dependent country, but times are changing. When French President François Hollande took the reins of power in 2012 he pledged to reduce the country’s nuclear dependency from 75% to 50% by 2025. Today, France has a goal of reaching 19 GW of wind ener…
    - 25 Apr 14, 10:56am -
  • IPCC: fossil fuels out, renewables in to tackle global warming
    Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in the coming decades is the International Panel for Climate Change’s (IPCC) recommendation in its latest report. This change is “affordable”, says the IPCC: it would knock only 0.06% off expected annual economic gr…
    - 14 Apr 14, 3:19pm -
  • Do wind farms really send house prices down?
    The debate about wind turbines and property prices blows on, pushed back into the headlines every so often by a gust from a new study or piece of research. The latest studies on the subject, from the UK, contradict each other: a study from the London School of Economics purports to show that wind fa…
    - 9 Apr 14, 12:11pm -
  • EWEA 2014: the event round-up
    New markets, technological breakthroughs and an end to political uncertainty – that’s just three of the advances the wind energy sector is expecting in the coming years, revealed industry leaders at the EWEA 2014 Annual Event in Barcelona. “We will see advanced technology that is subsidy free,…
    - 13 Mar 14, 3:02pm -
  • Water used for EU power production equivalent to annual consumption of Germany
    Nuclear, coal and gas plants in Europe use 4.5 billion m³ of water a year, equivalent to that of 82 million EU citizens – the same as the population of Germany – new research shows. Energy production represents 44% of the EU’s total water use: more than any other activity. Yet wind energy, wh…
    - 13 Mar 14, 12:43pm -
  • Cost reduction is one of the biggest challenges facing wind sector, says Allianz renewables chief
    Cost reduction is the one of the biggest challenges facing the wind energy industry today, according to Dave Jones, head of renewable energy at Allianz Capital Partners. Speaking in a conference session on ´finding new growth opportunities´ at EWEA´s annual event in Barcelona, Jones said that red…
    - 12 Mar 14, 2:39pm -
  • “Fossil fuel subsidies distort the market”
    Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Maria van der Hoeven, talked to Sarah Azau at EWEA 2014 Annual Event in Barcelona about power markets, subsidies and the Crimea. Will the Crimean situation make a difference to our relationship with Russian gas? Or are we simply too dependent on…
    - 12 Mar 14, 8:53am -
  • Wind energy is a “massive new paradigm of employment”
    Wind energy can create hundreds of jobs as part of a new climate change-aware world, said Eddie O’Connor, founder and CEO of Mainstream Renewables. O’Connor described this point in time as a “massive opportunity to go entirely renewable.” He was referring to today’s threat of rising sea le…
    - 11 Mar 14, 4:05pm -
  • Where will wind energy be in 2020?
    In five or six years’ time, the wind energy sector will see an end to regulatory uncertainty, increasing levels of consolidation within the industry and leaps ahead in technology – said CEOs speaking at EWEA 2014 in Barcelona today. We will see “advanced technology that is subsidy free,” sai…
    - 11 Mar 14, 1:47pm -
  • “I was the biggest polluter in Ireland”
    Eddie O’Connor, Irish wind energy entrepreneur and visionary – and winner of this year’s Poul la Cour prize for excellence in the field of wind energy – spoke to Sarah Azau at EWEA 2014 in Barcelona about his career so far, why climate change drives him in all he does, how to bring offshore…
    - 10 Mar 14, 5:29pm -
  • Top wind industry award goes to Mainstream chief Eddie O’Connor
    The wind energy industry’s prestigious Poul la Cour prize was awarded this afternoon to Airtricity and Mainstream Renewable Power founder Eddie O’Connor. “This year, the award goes to someone who is a very rare breed: both a visionary and a businessman”, commented the president of the Europe…
    - 10 Mar 14, 5:15pm -
  • IEA executive director: “We welcome a renewables target for 2030”
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) supports an EU renewable energy target for 2030 – this would reduce policy risk and so “bring down costs and put us on the path we want to be on”, stated Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the IEA today at the European Wind Energy Association’s…
    - 10 Mar 14, 2:51pm -
  • EWEA 2014 opens its doors in Barcelona
    The months of anticipation are finally over – EWEA 2014 opens its doors for business in Barcelona this afternoon! Headlining later today at the opening session will be Artur Trindade, Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy, Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director at the International Energy Age…
    - 10 Mar 14, 9:23am -
  • Wind energy’s triumph in Spain is being ignored by the government
    In 2013 wind power was the leading source of electricity in Spain, but wind energy is facing huge regulatory hurdles – the latest of which will be discussed in detail at EWEA 2014 in Barcelona on Wednesday 12 March. We spoke to Jaume Margarit Roset, Director General of the association of renewable…
    - 10 Mar 14, 8:27am -
  • Ninety percent of Europeans want 2030 renewable energy target, EC poll shows
    Ninety percent of Europeans say their governments must set targets to increase the amount of renewables in the energy mix by 2030, according to a survey by Eurobarometer – the European Commission’s polling service. In a special report gauging public opinion on climate change, the European Commis…
    - 6 Mar 14, 2:14pm -
  • Wind turbines produce high energy outputs for 25 years, study finds
    Wind turbines are proving they can operate effectively for 25 years. That means a single wind turbine has a lifespan similar to that of solar panels and gas turbines, and nearly one-third that of human beings. An Imperial College Business school study found that Britain’s oldest onshore turbines g…
    - 5 Mar 14, 11:39am -
  • Wind energy is Spain’s number one electricity provider
    In 2013 Spain achieved a world first – it became the only country in the world where wind energy was the leading electricity supplier over a whole year. The Spanish electricity system operator, Red Eléctrica de España (REE), reported that wind powered electricity met 20.9% of the country’s pow…
    - 3 Mar 14, 3:03pm -
  • One thousand European cities call for 30% renewables target
    Over 1000 European cities have written a joint letter to European Council president Herman Van Rompuy to call for a 30% renewable energy target for 2030, alongside a 40% energy efficiency target. On 22 January, the European Commission proposed a 40% greenhouse gas reduction target and a 27% renewabl…
    - 24 Feb 14, 12:58pm -
  • Future of Europe’s energy discussed by industry leaders at 2030 EuropeBusiness press conference
    CEOs of six leading European energy companies voiced their support for a strong 2030 climate and energy framework at a EuropeBusiness press conference on Wednesday 12 February. As stated in a EuropeBusiness press release, the CEOs requested EU Heads of State to follow in the footsteps of the Europea…
    - 18 Feb 14, 9:42am -
  • Energy prices have limited impact on competitiveness
    Energy prices have only minimal impact on Europe’s economic competitiveness, new research reveals. While some commentators have used the need to stay competitive as an argument against a strong 2030 climate and energy framework, this research shows that Europe’s competitiveness depends more on i…
    - 13 Feb 14, 10:48am -
  • Is Europe’s energy policy undermining its competitiveness?
    – Renewable energy CEOs discuss with journalists – Wednesday 12 February 2014, 10:30-12:00 plus lunch, Brussels – Press member? Register now by contacting Sarah Azau: Two weeks after the Commission disappointed the renewable energy industry and environmentalists with its w…
    - 6 Feb 14, 2:36pm -
  • Energy a hot topic in the media following Commission’s 2030 framework proposal
    Last week, the European Commission released its communication on a 2030 climate and energy framework including targets, initiating a dramatic spike in both positive and negative media coverage of the question. The Commission’s proposed targets have created some controversy because, while they wo…
    - 3 Feb 14, 10:06am -
  • An industry-wide gathering: EWEA 2014 Annual Event approaching
    EWEA expects thousands of people from all across the wind energy industry to attend its upcoming Annual Event, which it will be hosting at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via from 10-13 March. The EWEA 2014 Annual Event consists of three main components: a conference, an exhibition and networking. Bet…
    - 27 Jan 14, 10:28am -
  • New EU funding available for the growing wind power industry
    Interest in the ambitious EU research programme Horizon 2020, which begins in January and is open to different aspects of the wind power sector, continued to build last week in Brussels during a seminar organised by EWEA. The seminar for EWEA members was held after the European Commission presented…
    - 17 Dec 13, 3:47pm -
  • EU offshore wind has a bright future, EWEA conference track chairs agree
    The next two years will be critical to further establishing and expanding the European offshore wind sector, especially in Britain and Germany, one of the track chairs at the recent offshore conference in Frankfurt said earlier this week. Dima Rifai, CEO of Paradigm Change Capital Partners in the UK…
    - 17 Dec 13, 8:18am -
  • 2030 renewables target: Germany gets on board
    The issue of 2030 renewable energy and climate targets – will we have them? How many? – has been gathering momentum in the press and media lately. The upcoming proposal from the European Commission – due out on 22 January – will be discussed by Heads of State in March or June, who will then…
    - 10 Dec 13, 8:38am -
  • UN conference overlooks the rising power of wind and other renewables
    Another annual United Nations conference on climate change has ended and international negotiators once again failed to agree to a new treaty on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels. Countries gathering the past two weeks in Warsaw made earnest speeches, said they under…
    - 26 Nov 13, 4:20pm -
  • Floating offshore wind turbines could drive Japan’s green energy future
    Less than three years after the disaster at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, a hotly-anticipated floating offshore wind turbine began operating 20 kilometres from the damaged site on Monday. A number of news organisations reported that Yuhei Sato, governor of Fukushima, said that the floating tur…
    - 13 Nov 13, 5:14pm -
  • Wind power could provide up to 18% of global electricity demand by 2050
    Wind generation now meets a significant percentage of electrical demand globally  and last year the world added a record 44.8 gigawatts (GW) of wind power, bringing the total to more than 282.5 GW, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). In its annual report for 2012, the IEA said that…
    - 28 Oct 13, 5:49pm -
  • Campaign replaces fiction with facts
    Think wind turbines cost too much taxpayer money? That the wind farm planned for the neighbourhood will bring down your house price? That you won’t be able to sleep for the noise? The ‘Act on Facts’ campaign launched by Vestas in Australia in June 2013 and today, 24 October in Sweden, puts the…
    - 24 Oct 13, 4:23pm -
  • IPCC: fossil fuels must remain in ground to avoid climate catastrophe
    Significant, concerted action is now required to stop the continued growth of toxic greenhouse gases caused by burning fossil fuels, says the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on global warming. Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gase…
    - 1 Oct 13, 9:18am -
  • Bird charity proposes wind turbine at its UK headquarters
    The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, is to install a wind turbine at its headquarters. An RSPB press release said the organisation believes renewable energy is an essential tool in the fight against climate change, which poses the sing…
    - 25 Sep 13, 4:26pm -
  • Jobs in UK wind energy climb by 70% in three years
    The number of people working in the UK wind industry has risen to 9,900 up from 6,600 by 2010 – a climb of 70% – new research shows. “When indirect employment is included, the report shows a total of 34,300 people rely on industries that barely existed a decade ago, a figure that researchers s…
    - 19 Sep 13, 11:35am -
  • 67% of Brits favour local wind farms
    More than two-thirds of UK citizens support building more wind farms in their immediate areas. The poll, conducted by market research agency ComRes, also shows that only 33% of people support fracking in their area while just 31% of people support nuclear power. “The opinion poll shows that a mass…
    - 11 Sep 13, 4:50pm -
  • Romanian monks turn to wind energy
    You could call Father Iustin a pioneer. He installed a wind turbine long before the hundreds that you can now see from this hill appeared. He was the first monk in the Constanța region to power his monastery with renewable technology and now he gladly advises other monasteries to do the same. “I…
    - 26 Aug 13, 9:00am -
  • IKEA ups its wind energy investments
    The announced purchase last week of an Irish wind farm by IKEA is just the latest indication that the world’s biggest home furniture company may succeed in its stated aim of becoming totally energy independent by 2020. IKEA has agreed to buy from Mainstream Renewable Power its 7.65 megawatt Carric…
    - 22 Aug 13, 4:38pm -
  • Hitting the jackpot with wind energy in Poland
    “We feel like we’ve won the lottery.” Mirosława and Mieczysław Horodiuk sit on a couch in their living room, their aged cat stares through the window. Here in Kończewo in north western Poland a late spring snow has fallen, delaying the spring planting for this farming family. They rest easy…
    - 19 Aug 13, 9:00am -
  • U.S. government says ‘consistent policy’ key to wind energy growth
    The wind industry is the fastest-growing source of power in the United States and employs over 80,000 American workers, two new government studies show. “The tremendous growth in the U.S. wind industry over the past few years underscores the importance of consistent policy that ensures America rem…
    - 13 Aug 13, 3:17pm -

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  • Europe’s Renewables Reckoning: Power Rationing & Punishing Power Prices Killing Thousands
    For the poorest and most vulnerable, staying warm in winter is a daily battle for survival. Thanks to Europe’s (literally suicidal) wind and solar ‘transition’, power prices have spiralled out of control and in Germany power rationing is now routine, likewise in Britain. The Germans, of course…
    - 6 days ago 29 May 23, 8:30am -
  • Don’t Believe The Hype: Wind Power Remains Fastest Way to Waste Taxpayers’ Money
    Hyperbole is the wind and solar industry’s preferred dialect. Long on promises and short on delivery, those that pretend we’ll all soon be running on nothing but sunshine and breezes have no interest in dealing with troublesome facts, such as sunset and/or calm weather. Grand, sweeping visions m…
    - 39 days ago 26 Apr 23, 8:30am -
  • Mounting Construction & Maintenance Costs Explode The Cheap Offshore Wind Fantasy
    The fact that the offshore wind industry is screaming for more subsidies undermines their wilder claims about offshore wind power being ‘free’ and getting cheaper all the time. The true cost of wind power is staggering – the cost of offshore wind power is astronomical: the latter is more than…
    - 56 days ago 9 Apr 23, 8:30am -
  • Serious Energy: Britain Backs Ever-Reliable Nuclear Over Never-Reliable Wind Power
    Politicians routinely crabwalk away from policy disasters. So it is in Britain where ever-reliable nuclear power has just been declared ‘green’ and essential to Britain’s energy future. Oversold and overhyped, in Europe, wind power now barely rates a mention amongst anyone serious about seriou…
    - 63 days ago 2 Apr 23, 8:35am -
  • Ever Escalating Price of Wind & Solar: The More You Have, The More You Pay
    Incapable of increasing their output to match an increase in demand, wind and solar will never amount to meaningful power generation sources. No, for every single MW of wind and solar capacity there has to be another MW of reliable, dispatchable power generation somewhere else, connected to the grid…
    - 66 days ago 30 Mar 23, 7:30am -
  • Hide & Seek: Exposing The (Colossal) Hidden Cost of Wind Power Subsidies
    The wind industry can never keep its story straight. One minute it’s cheap and competitive, the next its screaming for more subsidies, because it can’t compete. Claims about wind power generation costs falling are immediately undone when rent seekers (once again) pass round the begging bowl and…
    - 67 days ago 29 Mar 23, 7:30am -
  • Permanent No-hopers: Batteries No Solution For Wind & Solar’s Inherent Intermittency
    Wind and solar have justly earned the tag ‘unreliables’: sunset and calm weather are inevitable, whereas the so-called ‘inevitable renewable energy transition’, is anything but. The Germans call it ‘dunkelflaute’ - meaning a period of gloomy, windless weather and a total collapse in outp…
    - 72 days ago 24 Mar 23, 6:30am -
  • Some Wind & Solar ‘Transition’: Britain’s Coal-Fired Plants Only Thing Preventing Total Blackouts
    Depend on the weather for your power needs, then get ready for plenty of routine disappointment. Time and time again, Britain’s coal-fired power plants are called in to prevent total blackouts during calm and cloudy weather, of the kind that causes total collapses in wind and solar output. Notwith…
    - 73 days ago 23 Mar 23, 6:32am -
  • Never Enough: Wind Industry Squanders Billions & Demands Even More Subsidies From Taxpayers
    After 30 years and plenty of talk about being ‘competitive’ with coal, gas and nuclear, wind and solar are still being treated like untamable toddlers. The subsidies they begged for in the beginning were meant to help so-called ‘infant’ industries get on their feet. But, even now, the mere m…
    - 82 days ago 14 Mar 23, 6:30am -
  • Wind & Solar: Always & Everywhere Dependent On Massive & Endless Subsidies
    Never stand between rent seekers and a fat pile of taxpayers’ money. The wind and solar industries were built on lies and myth, but they can only survive when there's a steady stream of massive and endless subsidies. Cut the subsidies and rent seekers disappear in a heartbeat. BP was once the head…
    - 85 days ago 11 Mar 23, 6:34am -

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