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The Great British wind farm scandal: These are the heads that should roll

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.
11 Jun 2016

Plans for an eight turbine wind farm near Corringham withdrawn

Chairman of Villages of the Cliff Against Turbines (Vocat), Ernest Coleman, said: “The news about the cancellation of the Brown’s Holt Wind Farm is both welcome and inspirational. “At last the message is beginning to get through the developer’s camouflage, and the realities are striking home.
29 Apr 2016

Milder weather and less wind hit profits at ScottishPower owner Iberdrola

Less wind fuelled a 25 per cent fall in underlying profits to £84 million at ScottishPower’s renewables business in the first three months of the year. Milder weather also contributed to a 3 per cent fall in underlying profits to £174m at the company’s retail and generation business – which includes the supply of power to domestic and business customers.
28 Apr 2016

Subsidy Sam set to knock wind out of Tommy's sails

The_press_and_journal_22apr2016_thumb "The wind industry goes into schools in Scotland and never is the other side of the story told. Youngsters are being brainwasher into thinking we'd be doomed without windfarms. It's a cynical ploy to keep the subsidies flowing into the next generation."
23 Apr 2016

Secretary of State blocks energy firm’s Caistor wind turbine appeal

A controversial plan for a 102-metre wind turbine has been blocked by the Secretary of State. ...the turbine would result in ‘unacceptable’ harm to the Caistor Conservation Area and that it would have a detrimental visual impact upon the views and setting of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
16 Mar 2016

Wind farm set to blow up new storm of protest

Public meetings last week saw growing support for an action group fighting the construction of a 22-turbine wind farm at Heckington Fen. ‘Heck Off’ - as it is being called - held a well-attended public meeting last Tuesday in the Hume Arms at South Kyme to explain to concerned residents the latest position in which developers Ecotricity are seeking to amend their current permission.
14 Mar 2016

Vattenfall withdraws wind project application

160218_vattenfall_-_pins_mlyg_nsip_deregistration_thumb In a letter to the Planning Inspectorate, Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd reuqested that the Mynydd Lluest y Graig (MLyG) wind farm near Llanerfyl be withdrawn from the planning process. Vattenfall cites changes in the planning process as the reason for the withdrawal. 
18 Feb 2016

http://www.windaction.org/posts?location=UK&p=4&topic=General
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