Impact on Landscape
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Applicants want to put another 194 of the turbines in Northumberland, Gateshead and County Durham, according to local councils.
About 109 of these applications come in addition to farms that have already won planning permission, our survey discloses.
The Oireachtas is to consider in detail shortly a Bill, tabled by Labour Senator John Kelly, that would impose restrictions on the location of wind turbines near people's homes.
Under the Bill, ...larger turbines of 50m-150m would have to be a minimum of 1km to 2km away.
The landscape that inspired the Bronte sisters to pen some of English literature's most enduring works is now the center of a brewing storm in Britain over wind power.
Thornton Moor, near Haworth in West Yorkshire, is the subject of an application by energy company Banks Renewables to build four wind turbines.
Wednesday's hearing at the Rock Falls Community Building was the first in Whiteside County for the planned wind farm, known as the Green River project. About 70 people attended, with the Rock Falls police chief and the Whiteside County sheriff on hand for security.
If industrial wind turbines set up shop in her community, however, she said they'd be destroying a community that is "so peaceful and relaxing."
In a 4-1 vote Thursday night the Litchfield Town Board passed a local law that will ban construction of industrial wind turbines.
Scotland's countryside will become a "wind farm landscape" as hundreds more turbines are built to meet the SNP's radical green energy targets, the country's most senior planning officials have warned. Scotland's senior planners have warned "less sensitive" sites for building wind farms are running out.
The town says that the forest clearing and earth moving necessary for the construction of the project could have a substantial adverse impact on soil and water quality, and create an increased risk of flooding. "As proposed, the Deerfield Wind Project may result in increased flood risk."
"Without listening to us, without recording what we have to say, without putting those in the environmental impact study, the archeological study, they're not understanding where we're coming from," Pico said.
The chairman said Ocotillo wind's designation as a BLM priority project has led to a "fast track" process that has restricted public participation and consultation with affected parties.
New statewide wind siting rules - stuck in the Public Service Commission for a year - are now law, after the Legislature gaveled out of session Thursday without passing a replacement.
Heritage sites around the country will be ruined by wind farms, the National Trust has warned after 300ft turbines got the go ahead near Lyveden New Bield, one of England's most important historic ruins.
In an interview with The Journal Mr Davey disagreed with those opposed to wind farms in place across Northumberland, saying that while it is not his place to say what people should like, critics had to realise "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".
The most spectacular landscape in Britain, across the Highlands and Islands, is also the best place for wind farms with the number of turbines set to multiply by five times if ambitious plans to make the mountains a centre for generating electricity go ahead.
“Our community and surrounding area will be devastated if Invenergy is allowed to build their 125 new turbines on Campo tribal land, and Iberdrola Renewables is allowed to build their Tule Wind project in McCain Valley with 134 turbines, and Enel Green Power is allowed to build their 80 or so turbines in Jewel Valley and McCain Valley,” Bonfiglio wrote.
Councillor and MLA, David McClarty, said he was "disappointed" at the planning service's decision to approve given the sizable opposition to the scheme.
"Fifty-five people are going to suffer from this," he said. "They already suffer from the existing turbine and if this goes ahead their problems will increase three-fold."
Mr Trump has halted work on his resort until a decision on the wind farm is made by the Scottish Government.
Today, Mr Trump said he had "invested a tremendous amount of money in Scotland because it is a place of great beauty and is also the birthplace of my mother''.
He added: "Interestingly, it will be the greatest gift to my mother to stop this atrocity.
With generally favorable press and its cluster of five wind turbines up and visible to travelers on Route 3, the town of Kingston has gained wide attention as a model of green energy in Massachusetts. But some property owners in a high-end neighborhood near the power generators complain the green label was earned at their expense.
"The combined landscape impact, visual impact, biodiversity impact, cultural heritage impact, public rights of way impact, noise impact and highway impact of the proposed development is considered to outweigh the benefits of the renewable energy contribution of the proposed development."
He added, 'I have been told by our attorneys, our lawyers, that we can bring a very large lawsuit and probably win the lawsuit based on the harm that these horrible things will do to Scotland. I've been told we have a very good lawsuit, and we can delay (the wind farms) for years to come.'
"The permit decision violates federal laws on numerous grounds - conflict of interest, failure to independently evaluate noise and aesthetics, the impacts of blasting and the impacts to groundwater, the changed circumstance regarding bats, and the degradation of the neighboring George D. Aiken Wilderness, to name a few."
The main objection facing Sugarland Wind is the bird deaths expected from putting towering, fast-spinning blades between Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades, two prime destinations for migrating birds, wading birds and birds of prey.
Sugarland backers have said they expect about three to four bird deaths per tower per year.