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Nation Rise Wind Farm opponents aren’t blowing away #ON

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Съб., 2020-07-04 14:08
NORTH STORMONT – A group of North Stormont residents said they will continue opposing EDP Renewables’ Nation Wind Rise Farm, which they deem harmful to their community. The project will see the completion of 29 wind turbines in the northern section of the township. Its timeline has been marred with controversy, opponents to the project slowed down its approval as much as they could, then appealed it to the Environmental Review Tribunal, then asked Ontario Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks . . .

Campaigners concerned community benefits colour decision on wind farms #SCT

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Съб., 2020-07-04 14:08
Caithness anti-wind farm campaigners have written to Highland Council’s legal department to challenge what they see as a breach of government guidelines in the authority’s planning process. Brenda Herrick of Caithness Windfarm Information Forum (Cwif) believes councillors and planners give too much credence to comments in support of wind farm applications that highlight the financial community benefit involved, often running to six figures. Cwif cites the Scottish Government’s good practice principles for community benefit from onshore renewable energy developments, which . . .

NextEra seeks to appeal local judge’s ruling #KS

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Съб., 2020-07-04 14:08
A scheduling hearing on the lawsuit over the proposed Pretty Prairie Wind Farm was canceled on Thursday after attorneys for the developer filed a motion seeking an immediate appeal to a higher court on a recent ruling by District Judge Tim Chambers. The motion asks Chambers to make a finding that his May 21 ruling on a motion for summary judgment “involves a controlling question of law as to which there is substantial ground for difference of opinion, and that . . .

Ministers reject bid to expand 48-turbine wind farm near Lauder by quarter #SCT

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Съб., 2020-07-04 14:08
A bid to extend the lifespan of the Fallago Rig wind farm by five years has been given the thumbs-up by Scottish ministers, however. Energy firm EDF Renewables had wanted to add an extra 12 turbines up to 127m tall to the 48 operational there for the last seven years to increase its potential power output from 144 megawatts to 185. Its application has been rejected, though, as ministers have upheld planning reporter David Russell’s conclusion that increasing the number . . .

Industry celebrates wind farm approval as campaigners slam ‘hollow victory’ #ENG

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Съб., 2020-07-04 14:07
The go-ahead for a huge wind farm off the Norfolk coast has been hailed by the energy industry – but met with despair by some villagers. The Vanguard wind farm will be built 30 miles off the coast of Happisburgh by Swedish energy firm Vattenfall. It will include 158 turbines and generate enough energy to power almost two million homes and create a total of 400 jobs when work is at its peak, Vattenfall said. Danielle Lane, Vattenfall’s UK offshore . . .

Worker sustains burns and falls from height at Highland wind farm #SCT

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Съб., 2020-07-04 14:07
An investigation has been launched after a maintenance worker was rushed to hospital with burn injuries and having “fallen from height” at a Highland wind farm. The man in his 30s remains in “serious but stable condition” after being airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness last Tuesday (23rd), after the incident at the Tom nan Clach wind farm, around 10 miles east of the city. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating, while operator Greencoat Wind UK said it . . .

Drive to create new Village of Wainscott #NY

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Съб., 2020-07-04 14:07
Wainscott residents angry at what they consider unequal treatment by the East Hampton Town Board are using the July 4 holiday to launch a petition to establish an incorporated village. The first steps in a drive toward a formal election to create a Village of Wainscott will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wainscott Chapel. Registered voters and community members have been asked to sign the petition, according to a press release . . .

Board discusses potential fees for wind, solar #NE

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Съб., 2020-07-04 14:07
The Burt County Board of Supervisors met Friday and had a long discussion about potential fees for wind and solar installations in the county during their regular board meeting. “Nothing has been decided yet,” Chairman David Schold said. “The zoning board will get together for a meeting and do research and then give us some of their suggestions.” There are no meetings set up for public hearing. The proposed fees for commercial wind and solar is $10,000 for a conditional . . .

Coast Guard challenged on offshore wind traffic study #MA #RI

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Съб., 2020-07-04 14:07
Coast Guard study that recommends against designated vessel transit lanes through New England offshore wind turbine arrays “contains serious foundational and analytical errors that merit correction,” commercial fishing advocates say in a formal objection to the findings. The Coast Guard’s Massachusetts and Rhode Island Port Access Route Study endorsed wind power developers’ proposal for a uniform grid layout of 1 nautical mile between turbine towers on their neighboring federal leases off southern New England. The report found fault with a . . .

South Fork Wind Farm moving ahead #RI

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Съб., 2020-07-04 14:07
Ørsted, the company that currently owns and operates the Block Island Wind Farm, is partnering with another company to bring two offshore wind projects that will be located about 15 miles east of Block Island. The two projects are currently in the surveying phase, which is expected to conclude in December 2020 for both projects. The wind farms, named South Fork and Sunrise Wind Farms, will be co-developed by Ørsted and Eversource, a New York-based utility. According to Cam Stoker, . . .

Wind farms cited as boon to economy in new ad #NY

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Съб., 2020-07-04 14:07
The New York League of Conservation Voters has launched an advertising campaign that paints the nascent offshore wind industry as integral to economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The commercial, which is appearing on CNN, MSNBC, and the Fox News channel in the Long Island area as well as on News12 and online, specifically refers to the proposed South Fork Wind Farm, a 15-turbine, 130-megawatt installation that has been rebranded South Fork Wind and would be situated . . .

In New Jersey schools, climate change education will be mandatory #NJ

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Съб., 2020-07-04 14:07
Like similar state mandates for public schools to infuse Black history, Holocaust, and LGBTQ education into the curriculum and not be a standalone subject taught occasionally, climate control is expected to be integrated into age-appropriate lesson plans as something students should know by the time they graduate.

Agency releases Fenwick Island State Park survey results #DE #MD

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Съб., 2020-07-04 14:07
FENWICK ISLAND – A Delaware agency released its survey results and responses to frequently asked questions regarding proposed improvements at Fenwick Island State Park this week, but stopped short of making any formal decision allowing an offshore wind developer to build an interconnection facility in return. On Wednesday, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) released survey results and answers to the public’s questions surrounding a proposal that would bring roughly $18 million in capital improvements to . . .

Lignite exit in Romania, Bulgaria, Greece - Съб., 2020-07-04 07:57
A total of 3.7 billion EUR for regional development would secure a just transition for coal phase-out in three SEE countries – a new study released by (Southeast Europe Energy Transition Network) finds. This investment can be funded by the Just Transition Mechanism that has been proposed by the European Commission, worth EUR 100 […]
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German production record 'masks sector challenges'

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Пет., 2020-07-03 14:28
Wind power generation reached record levels in Germany in the first half of the year, according to new figures from the country’s transmission system operators (TSOs). However, German wind energy association BWE warned that not enough projects had started construction or been permitted during the period.

Five 100MW-plus US projects brought online in June

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Пет., 2020-07-03 13:26
Five of the ten largest wind farms fully commissioned in June were in the United States, with those projects accounting for almost a third of the capacity brought online globally last month.

The EU decision excluding nuclear and fossil fuels from the Just Transition Fund - Пет., 2020-07-03 12:55
On June 25, 2020, a note has been issued from the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union to the Permanent Representatives Committee regarding the proposed Regulation establishing the JustTransition Fund (JTF). The European Commission is seeking to establish the €40 billion Just Transition Fund, made up of €30 billion from an EU […]
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Hungarian energy group MVM includes Romania in its expansion strategy - Пет., 2020-07-03 10:56
By Veronika Gulyas for Bloomberg Hungary’s state-run energy group MVM Zrt. is planning a wave of acquisitions and deals in the Balkans and in renewables before a potential initial public offering, its chief executive officer said. The company, which owns assets ranging from nuclear energy to natural gas storage, is helping Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government develop energy […]
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Goldman Sachs: Prepare for a global consolidation of refineries - Пет., 2020-07-03 10:50
By Nick Cunningham of A wave of new oil refineries coming online in the Middle East and China will knock others offline, ushering in a period of consolidation, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs. Global oil demand has taken an enormous hit from the Covid-19 pandemic. Depending on who you ask, demand […]
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Serbia: 7-year loan from EBRD to Coral SRB d.o.o - Пет., 2020-07-03 07:43
Provision of a senior unsecured 7-year loan (the “loan”) of up to EUR 10m-equivalent in Serbian dinars (RSD) to Coral SRB d.o.o to finance the expansion of Coral Group to the Serbian market through the development of the Shell brand gas station network, offering high quality fuels and lubricants. The loan from EBRD will be […]
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