Articles from UK

Erris windfarms are refused by Council

Two windfarms planned for Geesala and Bangor Erris lie in the hands of An Bord Pleanála, writes Marian Harrison. Atlanticwest Energy Ltd, the applicant in both cases, has brought the planning proposals before The Planning Appeal’s Board after Mayo County Council refused permission for both developments. The wind farm for Dooyork, Geesala would consist of 24 turbines, while 32 turbines are proposed for the farm at Knocklettercuss, Bangor Erris. Both cases were lodged with the Board on December 5.
20 Dec 2005

Historic dwellings face uncertain future

Their foundations date back more than a thousand years, to the times when the Vikings invaded Scotland's remote islands. But now campaigners fear that dozens of historic shielings – tiny stone dwellings used by crofters and farm tenants – could be damaged or even destroyed on the Isle of Lewis.
15 Dec 2005

Village says NO to turbines in ballot.

The Villagers of Sevenhampton have given an emphatic thumbs down to two wind turbines in the parish. They were asked in a ballot if they would be in favour of the proposal to put up the turbines which would stand about 183ft high in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
14 Dec 2005

The winds of change are still too costly for E.ON

E.ON UK has delayed construction on two of its 100MW offshore wind farms, stating the schemes are not financially viable. This is a problem for the company, as it needs renewable power assets to meet its renewables obligation. For offshore wind as a whole this is a major blow, as it suggests that the renewables obligation is not providing enough of a subsidy to cover the economics of new farms.
12 Dec 2005

Wind farm charm needed

Former MP and AM Cynog Dafis told a breakfast meeting organised by Renewable Energy Systems that public opinion polls continued to show a majority in favour of wind farms. "But that's not the feeling I get when I speak to people," said Mr Dafis. "Opposition to wind farms is on the increase, and it's not just coming from certain credulous uninformed people. Increasingly I find people that I like, admire and want to be on the same side of, telling me that they are against it."
6 Dec 2005

Stark warning on green energy

SCOTTISH Renewables, the green energy forum, warned yesterday that a victory for campaigners protesting against plans for a 137-mile power line through the Highlands would "kill the future of renewables in Scotland stone dead".
5 Dec 2005

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