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ALL over Scotland anger is mounting about the onward march of supposedly environmentally-friendly power projects which will dramatically alter the Scottish landscape.
The disfiguration of the landscape by the sinister, silent wind turbines is undoubted. A vast army of the rotors will be needed to get anywhere near replacing the output of the nuclear plants, and the desire of environmentalists to replace nuclear and fossil fuel sources of energy with renewables increasingly looks like an impossible dream.
Plans to erect the biggest wind farm in Scotland just south of Forres on the Altyre Estate have been approved by Moray councillors.
"Bodies such as Scottish Natural Heritage, RSPB, Scottish Ramblers, Western Isles Health Board, SEPA and Greenpeace have also publicly stated their concern and objection to the world's largest onshore wind-farm proposal."
A NEW multi-million pound wind farm will eventually power more than 12,000 homes.
COPENHAGEN - Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems said on Tuesday it had won its biggest order in the United States with a contract with Horizon Wind Energy, sending its shares higher.
The company behind a controversial proposed wind farm used misleading figures about its potential impact on global warming, the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has ruled.
“Turbines can offer a small contribution to the energy gap, however due to their randomly intermittent generating capability, as seen in November with the cold spell and high pressure over the UK, the windmills stood still unlike the price of gas.”
"Most people have made up their minds and I don't think people are that easily bribed. It's not an awful lot of money."
Based on the grid average method, a typical 2 MW (100 metre, 228ft, high)wind turbine in the UK would save just 2,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, which is 230kg per hour on average. This hourly rate is equivalent to the hourly emissions of just two Heavy Duty Vehicles (125 kg per hour at 100 kph,according to the Highways Authority).
Two windfarms planned for Geesala and Bangor Erris lie in the hands of An Bord Pleanála, writes Marian Harrison. Atlanticwest Energy Ltd, the applicant in both cases, has brought the planning proposals before The Planning Appeal’s Board after Mayo County Council refused permission for both developments. The wind farm for Dooyork, Geesala would consist of 24 turbines, while 32 turbines are proposed for the farm at Knocklettercuss, Bangor Erris. Both cases were lodged with the Board on December 5.
PROPOSED WIND FARM AT ASTON GRANGE FARM, IN THE PARISH, NEAR FRODSHAM - A planning application has been received by Vale Royal Borough Council for a Wind Farm at Aston Grange Farm, by Tegni Cymru Cyf.
The international members of the Bern Convention have called on the Bulgarian Government to stop construction of an electricity-generating windfarm near Balchik and Kaliakra, both on the Black Sea coast.
Scottish Power has been given clearance by the energy regulator to fast-track a £190m upgrade of Scotland's power network due to the flood of renewable energy projects emerging across the country.
Only a massive immediate investment in wind energy and the installation of thousands of wind turbines over the next decade will permit France to reach its target of further reducing carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new report by a state agency.
wind energy faces enormous political challenges here, including the hostility of the conservative press and rural populations against the installation of wind turbines.
Hexham-based AMEC Wind Energy has put in the plans for the 20-turbine scheme on Lord Devonport’s remote Ray estate.
People across Mid Wales are fighting against plans for massive wind farms which would see 300ft masts towering into the air, countryside bosses have warned.
Their foundations date back more than a thousand years, to the times when the Vikings invaded Scotland's remote islands. But now campaigners fear that dozens of historic shielings – tiny stone dwellings used by crofters and farm tenants – could be damaged or even destroyed on the Isle of Lewis.