Emerging Energies wind farm hits a wall; Judge sends major energy project for further review #WI

By National Wind Watch The only major wind farm on the drawing board in Wisconsin was dealt a setback this week when a St. Croix County judge sent the project back to state energy regulators for more review. Judge Edward F. Vlack decided that the state Public Service Commission erred when it set restrictions on the amount of noise that… Read more →

SunEdison withdraws Weaver Wind application, for now #ME

By National Wind Watch OSBORN — SunEdison has withdrawn its application to the state to build a 22-turbine wind farm in Osborn and Eastbrook, though it plans to submit another application for the project in the future. The proposal from the Missouri-based developer called for 14 turbines in Osborn and another eight in Eastbrook, a wind farm to be known… Read more →

SunEdison is testing conditions for another Somerset County wind farm #ME

By National Wind Watch Energy company SunEdison is testing wind conditions in the Misery Ridge area of Somerset County with plans to possibly build a 26-turbine commercial wind farm there. The company installed two meteorological towers in the area this week on land owned by Plum Creek, a forest management company, in the northeastern part of the county near Moosehead… Read more →

SunEdison withdraws application to build wind farm in Hancock County #ME

By National Wind Watch A Missouri-based wind power company has withdrawn its application with state developers to build a 23-turbine wind farm in Hancock County. SunEdison has withdrawn its application for its Weaver Wind project with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection in order to address issues raised by state regulators, according to John Lamontagne, a SunEdison spokesman based in… Read more →

St. Croix County Judge: Town of Forest wind farm needs more scrutiny #WI

By National Wind Watch Despite the fact that St. Croix County Judge Edward Vlack Wednesday ruled that Highland Wind Farm’s noise curtailment plan “ensures compliance” with state wind siting regulations, the judge stated in an order this week that the Public Service Commission did not provide, among other things, “proper notice and hearing” for discussion of the state’s compliance standard.… Read more →

North Cumbrian landowner launches campaign to stop pylons going ahead #ENG

By National Wind Watch A landowner opposed to plans for a new network of pylons in north Cumbria has launched a campaign to stop the scheme going ahead. There are just days left for people to respond to the first round of consultation on ScottishPower Energy Networks’ proposal for a new route of 46m-high pylons through rural countryside around Longtown.… Read more →

The clean power plan will collide with the physics of the electric grid #USA

By National Wind Watch There’s a lot that’s already been written about the Clean Power Plan (CPP): Google it and you find 71 million hits (at least as I write this). A lot more will be written yet. The scale of the CPP predictably and properly has ignited widespread debate. Much of the controversy centers around the animating force for… Read more →