Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

HASKELL CO.  KANSAS We have previously reported on turbine failures, and here is another one that happened just this week: A wind turbine, built in 2014 (yes, this year) collapsed in Haskell County, Kansas on December 15, 2014. [caption id="attachment_17638" align="aligncenter" width="392"] Image from kwch.com[/caption]   Local news report on...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - On December 11, 2014, Theresa Michelle Smith, 55 years old, turned herself in on warrants issued out of Edgar County for two felony counts that include: Case Number: 14-CF-191 -Financial exploitation of elderly/disabled $300 - $5,000 -Financial exploitation of elderly/disabled $100,000 + No further information is...

VERMILION CO. (ECWd) - . Yes, this the FIFTH blade which we have become aware of in Invenergy's Vermilion County, Illinois project. . Let's reminisce: Remember when Invenergy's spokesperson said that "All defective blades were replaced this winter." on May 7th, 2014 over in Nebraska?  THEN, on May 8th (the...

MICHIGAN - From "Farmer's Exchange" - Published: Friday, December 12, 2014 After this year's hubbub over Right-to-Farm Act relevance to urban farming, Michigan Farm Bureau members fine-tuned their Right-to-Farm policies during their 95th annual meeting in Grand Rapids. Tasked with writing guidance for the organization in 2015 as...