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Wells County wind turbine appeal denied by Indiana Court of Appeals #IN

By National Wind Watch The Indiana Court of Appeals has affirmed last year’s Huntington Circuit Court decision concerning wind turbines in southern Wells County, turning down an appeal of that decision by six residents of southern Wells County. It is not certain if the matter will be appealed to the Indiana Supreme Court. The appellate court, in a decision released… Read more →

Proposal to keep wind turbines 700m from homes #IRL

By National Wind Watch Wind turbines may be required to be a minimum of 700 metres from residential dwellings under proposals being considered by Environment Minister Alan Kelly. He is shortly due to publish revised planning guidelines on the construction of windfarms, and it is understood that, in addition to increasing the minimum distance from residential dwellings, it will also… Read more →

Bipartisan Senate bill aims to ease development on public lands #USA

By National Wind Watch A bipartisan quartet yesterday reintroduced legislation that aims to speed development of wind, solar and geothermal projects on public lands while splitting the proceeds of those activities among state, local and federal governments. Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) offered the bill, which they said would streamline siting… Read more →

Second Hill Rig windfarm fight begins #SCT

By National Wind Watch The ‘Battle of Hill Rig’ has re-started with a new bid to build eight wind turbines as high as the Forth Bridge on land between Lanark and Carluke. Last year the Gazette reported on the long-running campaign by residents in the area opposed to the £36m. windfarm at Hill Rig on Greenbank Farm, Kilncadzow, a fight… Read more →