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Five parish councils, an MP and local councillors have told the company behind a huge wind farm off the coast of Norfolk that they have “strong concerns” about the proposals. DONG Energy is consulting over an offshore wind farm nearly 80 miles off the Norfolk coast.
Many communities forced against their wishes to live with giant, dominating turbines took scant comfort from believing what they were told at approval: This is temporary; the turbines will come down after 20 years; the land will be returned to its original state. While no-one thought the latter would be true, people did think the monuments to a failed energy policy would be removed and not left rusting on the hillsides like abandoned follies as they have in other countries.
A leading green energy entrepreneur has thrown his support behind an island community as they wage a David and Goliath style battle against a major wind farm developer.
An application has been lodged by Larne-based company Wind NI to construct seven massive, 400 metre-high turbines at a scenic beauty spot in the Antrim Hills. The proposal has been met with a chorus of condemnation.
The Scottish Government has been accused of a “clear contempt for democracy” after it was revealed it is overturning the majority of windfarm plans rejected by councils. Almost two thirds of wind farm applications which were vetoed by local authorities were subsequently given the green light when an appeal was submitted to the government.
Mr Javid agreed with the planning inspector that the area which fell under application A, on land in Rossendale, was valued for its "openness and tranquillity". The 115m wind turbines would have had a "significant adverse effect" on the landscape and views, he ruled. The final ruling can be accessed by clicking the document icon appearing on this page.
The prediction of a season of record-low demand, made in the grid’s annual summer outlook report, which assesses the country’s likely energy needs for the coming months, is because of the number of households and businesses installing rooftop panels and solar farms.
Applicant ABO Wind UK’s submission was recommended for refusal by council planners due to “cumulative landscape impacts on residential, recreational and tourist receptors”. Councillors voted eight to four to reject the development.
Controversial plans for a large-scale east Perthshire windfarm could be kicked out by councillors next week after a backlash from residents and conservationists.
It is designed to offer a tangible link to communities that embrace the concept of the wind farm revolution.
More than a third of the workforce at a wind energy firm in Argyll and Bute have been told their jobs are under threat.
Donald Trump warned that Scotland’s economy would become a “third world wasteland” as a result of its commitment to renewable wind power, only to vow weeks later to act as the Scottish Government’s “greatest cheerleader” if it performed a U-turn over offshore wind power, newly released correspondence shows.
Huntingdonshire residents are being asked to give their thoughts on the future of wind energy in the district.
Plans for two wind turbines on a site between Shandon and Garelochhead have split local opinion – with the two community councils in the area divided over whether to support the development.
A wind power firm based near Kidderminster – once hailed as 'a great example of green growth' by a Government minister – has collapsed into administration.
The failure of the manufacturer has unexpectedly left many customers without warranties on their turbines, leaving question marks over the future of their investments.
A Scottish government reporter has overturned a council's refusal of plans for an eight-turbine wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway.
Last month, Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham said the turbines should be pulled down and sold for scrap metal. The Tory politician said she was angry at the lack of progress and was concerned it would impact on customers.
Wind farms have received more than 255 million pounds to idle since payments began in 2010, according to National Grid. ...China and Germany are also struggling to absorb the influx of renewable power, forcing turbines to stand idle and focusing attention on the efficiency of investments.
A furious row is on the horizon with developers erecting eight new wind turbines at Tetney.