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Berkshire Energy fined for eagle deaths at Wyoming wind farms

By National Wind Watch PacifiCorp, one of the utilities owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (A:US)’s energy unit, agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle charges that its wind facilities in Wyoming killed eagles and other birds. The deaths near the Seven Mile Hill and Glenrock/Rolling Hills wind farms violated the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, according to a statement today from… Read more →

Poll shows Groton voters oppose new wind plants

By National Wind Watch GROTON — A master plan poll of town residents by the planning board shows most people in town are against adding more wind-energy plants. According to planning board Chairman Steve Spafford, the board sent 353 mailings to all of the residents on the voting list, and received 226 of them back. Of those, 89 people said… Read more →

Anger as turbine crashes to earth for second time

By National Wind Watch A publicly funded, £37,000 wind turbine sited next to a community hall in north-west Sutherland has crashed to the ground for a second time. The tower of the 15-metre high turbine at remote Rhue Stoer Hall, north of Lochinver, snapped in two last Thursday, sending the gear box housing and blades tumbling to the ground. It… Read more →