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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.
A Danish energy giant has pulled out of a project that promised to create thousands of jobs in the green energy sector on the Humber.
A Tyrone wind farm that was forced to shut down after a giant turbine crashed and scattered debris over a wide area has been sold for £27m. The board of Greencoat UKW Wind is set to buy Screggagh Wind Farm, near Fintona, which has a capacity of 20MW.
Siemens is putting new wind power investment plans in the UK on hold due to uncertainty caused by last week’s Brexit vote, the Germany energy company has told the Guardian.
Energy firm bosses who kicked up a storm over a conversation in the House of Commons tea room have lost the latest round of a legal fight over a wind farm plan.
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.
England is not windy enough to justify building any more onshore wind turbines, the chief executive of wind industry trade body has admitted.
“The council received confirmation on Wednesday that the application for two wind turbines on land near Wilton Village, which was submitted in February 2014, has been withdrawn by the applicant."
The decision by Scottish Ministers to allow the project to go ahead was taken despite the Scottish Government’s own advisors Scottish Natural Heritage advising that a wind farm should not be built at Stronelairg because of its wild land qualities."
Permission was sought by the Farm Energy Partnership to erect the 500kw structure, with a blade tip height of 77 metres on land west of North Moor Lane, Yaddlethorpe, Bottesford.
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.
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.