Wind farm scrapped over fears for birds
The energy department said a decision on Docking Shoal had taken a long time because it was a "complex and sensitive case" but new planning legislation would up the process in the future.
The agreement over the two other projects came as the government wrestles with whether to reduce short-term subsidies to wind farms both offshore and onshore.
July 5, 2012
by Terry Macalister
in The Guardian
The Docking Shoal wind farm scheme has been scrapped over fears that it could kill 90 birds a year.
A £1.5bn wind farm that could have powered almost 400,000 homes has been rejected by the government because it might kill 90 small birds a year.
Over £10m, and three and a half years of planning, have been wasted on the 540 megawatt Docking Shoal offshore wind farm near the Lincolnshire and north Norfolk coast which was turned down by the Department of Energy and Climate Change on Friday.
"It appears to come down to 94 sandwich terns," said a spokesman for Centrica,... [continue via Web link]