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Nordex says German suppliers left 'high and dry' by tender flaw

The citizens-energy projects – which took 96% of the capacity available in the tender, Germany’s first onshore round under a competitive process – do not need permits and have 54 months to build their wind farm, rather than the two years that is standard in the market, Nordex said. ...“Manufacturers that do not have any business outside Germany have now been largely left high and dry."
28 Jul 2017

‘We don’t want these turbines – end of story’

SWWAG chairman John O’Driscoll, who founded the group four years ago, appeared to verbalise the feelings of many (such was the round of applause he received) when he said: ‘We don’t want them [the turbines] anywhere and it’s a load of crap about turbine height. We don’t want them – end of story. This is the Garden of Ireland. Have they no cop on?’
26 Jul 2017

New application for 11-turbine wind farm in south Wicklow

It is understood that since the company's previous attempt to secure permission, the application has been amended to reduced the number of turbines from 12 to 11 with the removal of one in the Aughrim/Annacurra area in an effort to reduce the visual impact on the local community. Since the planning application was lodged last week, opposition group South Wicklow Wind Action Group (SWWAG) has vowed to take every possible step to prevent such a development from going ahead.
15 Jul 2017

Windfarm group ready for battle

“What we want as a group is not to have any wind farm development and certainly not of this size. Kerry at present has 14% of wind energy but that will shoot up to 25%. For one county, we feel that is more than enough,” he said. “The mood from everyone is that they are not wanted. "
15 Jul 2017

Plans refused for England's largest onshore wind farm on Scout Moor

17-07-06_final_dl_scout_moor_wind_farm_thumb Mr Javid agreed with the planning inspector that the area which fell under application A, on land in Rossendale, was valued for its "openness and tranquillity". The 115m wind turbines would have had a "significant adverse effect" on the landscape and views, he ruled. The final ruling can be accessed by clicking the document icon appearing on this page.
8 Jul 2017

US wind power investor sues Polish energy firm as President Trump breezes in

Invenergy has filed lawsuits against Polish energy giant Tauron for $325 million. The case is a test not only for Poland's relationship with foreign investors but also Trump's 'America First' stance as he visits Warsaw. The suits allege that state-owned Tauron - one of the top four energy companies in Poland - failed to honor long-term agreements with wind farms owned and run by foreign investors for the purchase of electricity and so-called "Green Certificates" - a form of state subsidy for the once burgeoning sector in Poland.
5 Jul 2017

Companies complain of lack of acceptance of wind power

Representatives of the wind power sector have complained of a lack of acceptance for this form of energy production in Thuringia. The four dialogue forums, organized by the state government in 2016, were too little to reduce reservations about projects, said Michael Heinrich of plant engineer Enercon on Monday at a meeting in Gotha. Any known planning for a wind farm results in a citizens' initiative being formed.
8 May 2017

Donald Trump’s letters to Alex Salmond revealed via FOI

Donald Trump warned that Scotland’s economy would become a “third world wasteland” as a result of its commitment to renewable wind power, only to vow weeks later to act as the Scottish Government’s “greatest cheerleader” if it performed a U-turn over offshore wind power, newly released correspondence shows.
21 Dec 2016

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