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“The council received confirmation on Wednesday that the application for two wind turbines on land near Wilton Village, which was submitted in February 2014, has been withdrawn by the applicant."
The fishing vessel started sinking after it crashed into the wind turbine off the Cumbrian coast. One man sustained injuries in the incident.
One of the men, aged 58, suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital for treatment.
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The Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) had sent a notice to the developer, Mainstream Renewable Power, effectively withdrawing the subsidy. Mainstream Renewable Power has taken legal action over the notice and said it “strongly disputed the validity of the termination notice”.
The planned £2bn Neart na Gaoithe wind farm had been offered a Contract for Difference (CfD) from the UK government guaranteeing price support for the power it generates. However, it emerged today that the offer of the subsidy contract was withdrawn in March after the project missed a crucial deadline due to an ongoing legal challenge by the RSPB over the threat the farm may pose to seabird populations.
Plans for a huge wind farm in the outer Forth estuary are in doubt after the project hit a series of delays and lost a vital subsidy deal. The Neart na Gaoithe wind farm is the subject of a legal challenge by RSPB Scotland, which argues the scheme is an unacceptable threat to seabirds.
Opposition peers sought to extend the government's grace period criteria until 31 March 2017 for wind farms that had secured planning permission before 18 June 2015 and issued legal agreements by 18 September 2015. But a final vote on the amendment was defeated by 204 votes to 109, and the amendment was subsequently withdrawn.
Highland anti-windfarm campaigner Lyndsey Ward said: “These are mind-boggling sums of money that enriches the already wealthy wind multinationals to not generate electricity – and it comes out of our pockets. “It’s time to end this madness.”
The decision by Scottish Ministers to allow the project to go ahead was taken despite the Scottish Government’s own advisors Scottish Natural Heritage advising that a wind farm should not be built at Stronelairg because of its wild land qualities."
Permission was sought by the Farm Energy Partnership to erect the 500kw structure, with a blade tip height of 77 metres on land west of North Moor Lane, Yaddlethorpe, Bottesford.
The council and the company agreed last month that the turbine should operate from 8am-5pm only, and should also be turned off during bank and public holidays, five working days at Easter, a fortnight over the Twelfth of July period, and over Christmas and the New Year.
Chairman of Villages of the Cliff Against Turbines (Vocat), Ernest Coleman, said: “The news about the cancellation of the Brown’s Holt Wind Farm is both welcome and inspirational. “At last the message is beginning to get through the developer’s camouflage, and the realities are striking home.
Less wind fuelled a 25 per cent fall in underlying profits to £84 million at ScottishPower’s renewables business in the first three months of the year. Milder weather also contributed to a 3 per cent fall in underlying profits to £174m at the company’s retail and generation business – which includes the supply of power to domestic and business customers.
Opposition peers successfully argued for an amendment to the bill, tabled by Liberal Democrat Baroness Kate Parminter, that would extend the grace period for projects that command local support and were at an advanced stage of development.
"The wind industry goes into schools in Scotland and never is the other side of the story told. Youngsters are being brainwasher into thinking we'd be doomed without windfarms. It's a cynical ploy to keep the subsidies flowing into the next generation."
This short story has been written to counter the shameless wind propaganda that is allowed into our schools to influence young minds with no effort to show the other side.
“It beggars belief that the university has spoken to no one locally about its plans before making this application. It’s ignored standard good practice and steamed ahead as if the local communities do not exist.”
The planning inspectorate upheld the decision made by Rushcliffe Borough Council in 2014 based on landscape and impact, volume of objections and support from local representatives. The group had received wide support from nearby residents and Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke.
The construction of a wind farm in Sutherland led to an 80% drop in the number of golden plovers in the area, according to a five-year study. Scientists have now said their research project should be used as the basis for future studies on the effects of wind farms on other bird species.