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Gannets have been found to fly higher above the sea when searching for food which makes them vulnerable to turbine blades
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
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.
South West MEP Ashley Fox visited Bournemouth to join the fight against the wind farm and urged residents to lobby the Government before it was too late.
"Alex Salmond is abusing his power by having these horrendous wind turbines littering Scotland." Referring to a drop in the price of oil, he added: "The technology is obsolete, they didn't work at $100 a barrel and they certainly don't work at $50 a barrel."
An energy firm has pledged to press ahead with developing one of the world’s largest offshore windfarms off the Scottish coast despite a major setback of missing out on a Government subsidy.
"The [International Union for the Conservation of Nature] feel that the wind park would significantly impact on visitors' experience and appreciation of the property in its wider natural setting ...They assert that the development would put the UK in breach of the World Heritage Convention. This would, of course, be a highly undesirable outcome."
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.
The turbines need to idle slowly when temperatures plunge in calm conditions to stop ice forming and to power hydraulic systems that turn the blades into the wind.
Burbo Bank project will consist of 32 extra turbines A wind farm extension will be built off the coast of Merseyside.
Developer RWE Innogy said it was in talks with a several potential partners to build the Galloper wind farm, despite shelving the project two months ago.
Keith Anderson says company's East Anglia project is being scaled back and claims Government budget limits mean wind farms that do get built will be unnecessarily expensive
An open floor hearing on the proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park, hosted by the Planning Inspectorate. Jeopardising the Jurassic Coast's World Heritage status and posing a risk to navigation were among the concerns raised today about the proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park development.
RenewableUK has issued a stark warning to the government over the future of the offshore wind industry, after RWE added another project to the growing list of schemes that have fallen victim to policy uncertainty. RWE on Friday announced it had shelved plans to invest in the Galloper offshore wind farm
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.
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.
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.
"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."
Dong Energy, which is majority-owned by the Danish Government, secured an injunction on Monday giving the fisherman until one minute past midnight on Friday to remove thousands of crab-fishing pots from the area, in The Wash about 17 miles off the North Norfolk coast.
The UK's offshore wind industry has suffered a fresh setback today, after Centrica and DONG Energy confirmed they have shelved plans for the giant Celtic Array offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.