Proposed wind farm off Atlantic City coast stirs debate over costs.375072013-02-25T04:37:16Z2013-02-25T04:37:16ZAcadian, the Louisiana consultant the rate counsel hired, estimates the Fishermen's project would cost $282.2 million over 20 years, including operation and maintenance costs, and would generate only $74.2 million in revenue. It would require $208 million in subsidies from ratepayers.Tourists will be surveyed over turbines.371492013-01-25T21:56:43Z2013-01-25T21:56:43ZAt the pre-inquiry a spokesperson for Welshpool Town Council will argue that â€˜public opinion' should be taken into account, as this is not the case as things stand at present.
The Mayor of Welshpool, Cllr John Meredith, said: "With such strong public feelings surrounding the proposals, surely it cannot be ignored?"
Wind turbines â€˜killing jobs' PC energy critic contends.366112012-11-23T22:38:39Z2012-11-23T22:38:39ZPettapiece said his party isn't opposed to "green energy" but does feel that Ontario's current approach to wind power is not efficient.
"We're not against green energy, but it's got to be affordable. This is not."VisitScotland admits wind farms could harm tourism.363822012-10-22T13:12:26Z2012-10-22T13:12:26ZVisitScotland's position emerged as a planning inquiry gets under way today into the Allt Duine wind farm, which would see 31 turbines built half-a-mile from the boundary of Cairngorms National Park.
The intervention by the agency into the Lockerbie proposal comes days after Alex Salmond claimed wind farms "enhance our appeal as a country".
Scottish tourism chiefs admit wind farms will 'drive holidaymakers away' .363792012-10-22T12:43:48Z2012-10-22T12:43:48ZIn an intervention likely to embarrass the Scottish Government, VisitScotland has said an application to put turbines on a site north of Dumfries could have a â€˜detrimental effect' on tourism.
Its statement comes after Alex Salmond claimed wind farms â€˜enhance our appeal as a country'.Concern as developers fail to consult tourism bosses over wind farm plan.340992012-01-17T22:47:11Z2012-01-17T22:47:11ZWind farm developer Eneco has been criticised for failing to consult tourism bosses over plans to site turbines in Poole Bay.
The proposed Navitus Bay wind park, which would see turbines of around 311 feet tall situated between 10 and 17 miles out to sea, would have a major impact on Bournemouth and Poole's tourism industry.
Trump lambasts 'ugly' wind turbines.331522011-09-28T18:55:47Z2011-09-28T18:55:47ZHe wrote to the First Minister at the beginning of September, saying the turbines were "disastrous and environmentally irresponsible", and left an "ugly cloud hanging over the future of the great Scottish coastline. ...People do not want to travel from all over the world to go to Scotland in order to stare out at big, ugly structures."
Councillor claims more wind farms will adversely affect Borders tourism .240042009-11-05T16:49:02Z2009-11-05T16:49:02ZLeaderdale and Melrose councillor John Paton-Day has called for a halt to wind farm developments in the Borders.
The Lib Dem from Earlston was reacting to a letter in TheSouthern last week (October 29 issue) from Mr S. Wilson from Blairgowrie, who described how he had advised a party of 20 hillwalkers from Austria not to visit the region because "the hills have been destroyed by numerous wind farms with a lot more to come".
Developers of windfarm deny tourism threat; Distillery boss rebuffs Champagne argument .231792009-09-17T18:30:48Z2009-09-17T18:30:48ZThe firm must apply to the Scottish Government rather than the local authority because of the scale of the plan.
But Moray Council must be consulted and, if it objects, a public inquiry will be held.
The government is due to make a decision on September 29.
Whisky giants to do battle with wind farm planners.220932009-07-13T17:49:57Z2009-07-13T17:49:57ZThe Glenfiddich distillery in Dufftown will host a major public meeting in Moray against plans to site a wind farm in the heart of the whisky trail. ...Tourists have flocked to Moray's famous whisky trail for decades, but owners of the distillery fear visitor numbers could dry up if the plans for nearly 60 turbines get the go ahead on the nearby Glenfiddich estate which is owned by London financier Christopher Morran.Not in tourism's back yard, says P.E.I. group of wind power.217152009-06-24T16:20:22Z2009-06-24T16:20:22ZP.E.I. must care for the North Shore's famous views when expanding wind power generation, says the Dune Shores Tourism Association.
The Island often uses views of the area east and west of Cavendish to sell the Island to tourists. But the province wants to triple its wind power generation, and a group has come forward to build in the area.
Wind farm protesters fear tourism threat.214012009-05-30T03:07:09Z2009-05-30T03:07:09ZA multi-million-pound scheme to promote tourism in the South Wales Valleys will be undermined if plans for two new wind farms get the go-ahead, campaigners claim.
Plans for the wind farms straddling the Ogmore and Rhondda Valleys are due to go before councillors in July, when protesters will make their feelings known by marching on the council offices in Bridgend.
Wind turbine threat to North East tourism.213312009-05-23T14:33:13Z2009-05-23T14:33:13ZBosses of a historic Northumberland estate told a wind farm inquiry the turbines would damage tourism.
Trustees of the Ford and Etal Estates also revealed they had been close to allowing turbines to be erected on their land, before pulling out of negotiations following a "backlash of public opinion". ...The estate asked the developer to consider reducing the height of the turbines but this approach was rejected. As a result, the trustees pulled out of negotiations in early 2006, incurring "considerable abortive professional fees."
Ex tourist boss backs wind farm protest; Turbines will damage business, says former VisitScotland man.195302009-01-08T18:00:12Z2009-01-08T18:00:12ZThe former head of tourism in Argyll and the Islands is to appear as a professional witness at two public inquiries into the refusal of separate wind farm proposals for hills opposite Rothesay Bay.
James Fraser, formerly VisitScotland's area director for Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and the Trossachs, will give evidence against the plans when developer West Coast Energy appeals against refusal of its proposal at an inquiry which begins at the Queen's Hall in Dunoon on January 20.
Wind farm tourism claims rejected.186932008-11-07T18:02:04Z2008-11-07T18:02:04ZDevelopers of a proposed Speyside wind farm have hit back at claims it will deter visitors and insist their plans will promote tourism in Moray.
Dorenell Wind Farm on the Glenfiddich Estate will give local tourism a valuable boost and inject ongoing investment into the Moray economy, said Infinergy.
And it accused a survey by a local accommodation provider, Tomintoul and Glenlivet Highland Holidays marketing group - which claimed a large number of tourists would be deterred from visiting the area because of the wind farm - of lacking objectivity and claimed it should be discounted because it asked leading questions.
Wind farm threat to tourism trade.186272008-10-31T16:16:48Z2008-10-31T16:16:48ZA wind development in Moray will deter visitors from returning to the area, according to a tourism survey carried out by a local accommodation provider.
A year long survey in the Dufftown-Glenlivet area suggests 17% of people, mainly walkers, would be put off coming back to the area if it had a wind farm.
The survey, begun in March by Tomintoul and Glenlivet Highland Holidays marketing group, has had more than 200 forms returned by visitors staying in the Dufftown-Glenlivet area and expects to have 350 returned by March next year.
Tourism industry cautious over wind power.185342008-10-24T16:21:21Z2008-10-24T16:21:21ZLast week the provincial government announced an ambitious $1-billion wind development plan to generate another 500 megawatts of wind power by the year 2013. The government has mapped out where the new wind turbines might go and many are slated to be put up along the tourist area of the North Shore.Wind Farm could cost Cheshire's tourism "millions.175372008-08-21T20:52:32Z2008-08-21T20:52:32ZGiant wind generators planned in the centre of The Weaver Valley could cost the region's tourism trade millions in lost revenue - say objectors.
The cluster of four 410ft high turbines, which are 100ft taller than Big Ben and would even dwarf the Fiddlers Ferry Cooling Tower, would be amongst the tallest in the UK. ...
Mike Cooksley, chairman of tourism organisation Visit Chester and Cheshire ...said: "Regional parks should be protected, developed and enjoyed by both visitors and residents.
"The countryside of Cheshire is epitomised by this site and is seen by many as the antidote to urbanisation and relief from city life."
Wind farm will hurt Raglan: poll .141782008-02-18T05:03:10Z2008-02-18T05:03:10ZMr Gallagher's research underpinned by interviews with 85 tourists, selected at random on Raglan streets in January and February suggests visitor numbers would plunge from the current upward trend into decline, with most accommodation providers, tourism activities or attractions hit by the wind farm. ...The company found Raglan would go from a position of having "net word-of-mouth" of 75 per cent positive feedback from visitors to having a net word-of-mouth of 84 per cent negative.
"In other words visitors would tell their friends to stay away.