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US presidential candidate said planning conditions associated with Aberdeenshire project had not been satisfied; Donald Trump vowed to lodge formal objections with Marine Scotland over the windfarm development.
A legal challenge from RSPB Scotland to the granting of consent for four major offshore wind farms has been upheld. The bird protection charity had objected to the Scottish Government’s consent for the developments in the Forth and Tay regions.
Scottish government consents for the 784MW Inch Cape, 1GW-plus Seagreen Alpha and Bravo, and 450MW Neart na Gaoithe had been challenged by RSPB Scotland over their potential impact on seabird colonies in the Forth and Tay region. The Court of Session in Edinburgh today upheld the charity’s case, annulling the consents.
Incoming Prime Minister Theresa May has driven a stake through the heart of her predecessor David Cameron’s fluffy, faux-Conservative project by scrapping the Department of Energy And Climate Change (DECC).
A Tyrone wind farm that was forced to shut down after a giant turbine crashed and scattered debris over a wide area has been sold for £27m. The board of Greencoat UKW Wind is set to buy Screggagh Wind Farm, near Fintona, which has a capacity of 20MW.
Siemens is putting new wind power investment plans in the UK on hold due to uncertainty caused by last week’s Brexit vote, the Germany energy company has told the Guardian.
Siemens has warned its plans to eventually export wind turbine blades from the UK will have to be put on hold because of last week’s Brexit vote.
"The question as to whether support for low-carbon technologies will be withdrawn is a fundamental one. How UK governments from now use their freedom from EU policy constraints will be watched closely."
An energy company refused planning permission for a controversial wind farm proposal in Northamptonshire has failed in a fresh bid to revive the scheme at the Court of Appeal.
Energy firm bosses who kicked up a storm over a conversation in the House of Commons tea room have lost the latest round of a legal fight over a wind farm plan.
“The weight of public opinion is against the scheme. That opposition is based on valid planning reasons. Local people believe that if this development were to take place their environment will be badly damaged."
Falck Renewables Wind is appealing West Norfolk Council’s decision to refuse permission for nine wind turbines on land between Clenchwarton and Terrington St Clement.
A windfarm which would have added to the “ring of steel” around Loch Ness has been scrapped. German energy firm E.ON has quietly announced its decision on its website, stunning objectors.
But the scheme – which has attracted hundreds of objections – was thrown out by the Banff and Buchan area committee yesterday. Campaigners feared the scale of the turbine was not appropriate to the area.
The setting of a historic church in an abandoned village was decisive in scotching plans for five giant wind turbines on the edge of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. ...the inspector ruled, amongst other things, that the development would cause “substantial harm” to the setting of St Decumanus’, its cross and schoolhouse.
And in upholding their challenge, the judge said it was a fundamental rule that planning permissions are never "for sale" and that it was unlawful to focus too much on community benefits which were dependent on winning planning approval.
"The constant, extremely loud thudding 'heartbeat' late into the night, night after night from pile driving the new crop of these monsters is hardly evidence of whoever is behind this scheme showing any consideration for the residents of Wirral. "These wind farms are rapidly becoming an ugly blot on what is otherwise a beautiful view along the Wirral coastline."
A wind turbine had to be taken down by Shropshire firefighters and engineers after concerns about its stability during storm weather.
Yes, Big Wind has finally admitted: all those bat-chomping, bird-slicing eco-crucifixes dotted hither and thither over the choicest parts of the matchlessly beautiful English landscape were entirely unnecessary. They’re sitting on those hilltops, turning or not turning as the case may be, making so little difference to Britain’s “energy security” or power supplies or carbon emissions reductions or economy that really they might just as well not be there.
England is not windy enough to justify building any more onshore wind turbines, the chief executive of wind industry trade body has admitted.