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OSLO - A Norwegian firm has applied for a concession for the world's biggest wind power development off western Norway with total capacity of 1,500 megawatts produced by hundreds of turbines, it said on Monday.
We are constantly hearing news which further illustrates what a scam wind turbine industry is.
IT sounds like a bizarre sacrificial ritual from a 1970s horror film. But the effigy to be burnt at Auchencorth Moss in Midlothian is not a wicker man - but a wicker turbine.
THE Irish electricity market was thrown into turmoil yesterday after Airtricity confirmed its decision to withdraw from the market because of higher costs.
While these claims provide amusement for most of us, the worry is that those in power tend to be the only ones who believe them.
Windfarm campaigners are again opposing a company's plans to carry out further tests at two possible turbine sites in Lochaber.
A SECOND wind farm of giant turbines could be built in South Gloucestershire as the drive for renewable energy sources gathers momentum. Spanish-owned Gamesa Energy is seeking planning consent to build a test turbine at Walning Farm, at Olveston, to check the potential of the site for generating electricity.
Equally undemocratic is the revolution in local government brought about by the rules from Mr Prescott which allow "monitoring officers" to exclude any councillor from debates in which they are deemed to have a "prejudicial interest". This includes any councillor who has previously expressed any view on the issue, or even who can be shown to have discussed it with members of the public before it comes up for debate.
NEWTOWN County Councillor Bob Mills has been barred by Powys County Council from discussing or voting on Wind Farm planning applications.
MORE than 7500 postcards urging people to object against plans to build a £40 million wind farm on a Lothian estate have been distributed in Penicuik.
AIRTRICITY, the renewable energy firm, has decided to withdraw from the residential electricity market, citing “market and regulatory failure”.
OPPONENTS of plans to build a wind farm in the heart of the picturesque South Pennines were celebrating last night after council officers recommended that planning permission should be refused.
A politician is pledging his support to a group opposing a proposed wind farm.
"However, it has to be remembered that wind farms alter the landscape massively and are not a problem free solution, they generate noise and other environmental difficulties and should be sited as far away from settlements as possible."
Communities in Powys that will be seriously affected by wind farm development should receive windfall payments from developers of £5,000 for every megawatt of energy produced, county councillors have decided.
He says "Winston Churchill once said that we in England have a countryside worth dying for. And I'd be damn well wiling to do just that, to stop the turbines."
Major plans to house a second wind farm on the outskirts of a North Devon village have been unveiled. British wind energy company Coronation Power is proposing to site up to four 400ft turbines at Wheelers Cross, just over a mile east of Bradworthy, capable of generating power to about 10,000 homes.
COUNTY Council Chairman Jimmy Curtis bitterly denounced his accusers at a council meeting on Monday. 'The finger has been pointed at me,' said an angry Cllr. Curtis, speaking during a brief debate on the strategy for wind farms, which had divided parts of rural Wexford into those for and those against.
A Highland community fears councillors could be prejudiced in favour of a windfarm plan because the Highland Council is negotiating with the renewable energy company over provision of a potential shared access.
Campaigners fighting for a four- turbine community wind farm to be built in the Swansea Valley say they will present a strong case at the public inquiry. Last year Neath Port Talbot Council threw out moves to develop a wind farm at Mynydd y Gwrhyd. Now the Assembly's stand on wind farms is to be put to the test.