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Plans for giant UK offshore wind farms reconsidered

In the UK this August, two massive offshore wind developments were thrown into tumult. ...The Crown Estate plans to have at least 10 GW of offshore wind capacity in the water by 2020. Industry observers aren’t as optimistic, pointing out that the UK’s new Conservative government has announced plans to end its renewables obligation support for onshore wind by April 2016
1 Oct 2015

Navitus Bay rejected

The UK government has halted the 970MW Navitus Bay project being developed off the coast of Dorset, southern England. The decision has been announced by the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) following a recommendation from the Planning Inspectorate that consent be refused.
11 Sep 2015

Wind farm ban Bill attacked by MP

Mr Chope said he wanted to stop further developments like the Navitus Bay wind farm proposed near his Christchurch constituency. He said: "This Bill ... would ensure such obscenities would not be able to be brought forward again in the future with all the uncertainty that generates for local people.
17 Jan 2015

Wind farm plans sparks fears for seabirds

The Scottish Government has granted permission for hundreds of turbines in the Forth and Tay that could generate enough energy to power 1.4 million homes. But representatives from RSPB Scotland and the Scottish Seabird Centre said they were worried about the potential impact the structures would have on marine wildlife.
11 Oct 2014

Four large wind farms are to be built off the east coast of Scotland

Four huge offshore wind farms consisting of hundreds of turbines will be built of the east coast of Scotland after SNP ministers granted planning permission in the face of warnings about their “deadly” impact on seabirds. The developments in the Forth and Tay regions will be theoretically capable of producing up to 2.284 gigawatts (GW) of electricity, enough for 1.4 million homes.
11 Oct 2014

RWE shelves Galloper

German utility RWE Innogy has shelved the 340MW Galloper offshore wind farm amid mounting concerns that the project would miss the April 2017 deadline for the Renewables Obligation.
10 Oct 2014

Anger at "sledgehammer" injunction on fishermen

"It is very regrettable that the company has seen fit to turn to the courts over an issue that should be resolved through dialogue and negotiations.  Fishermen had a legitimate right to fish on their customary grounds and using a high court injunction to force them out of the way seems like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut."
14 Aug 2014

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