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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.
Countryside campaigners are "delighted" after an appeal for a large wind turbine near Bideford has been dismissed by the planning inspectorate.
Developer Vattenfall Windfarm has written to the Planning Inspectorate asking it to de-register the Mynydd Lluest y Graig scheme, earmarked for a site near Llanerfyl, in Powys.
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Inspectorate, Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd reuqested that the Mynydd Lluest y Graig (MLyG) wind farm near Llanerfyl be withdrawn from the planning process.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.
Underwater sound linked to human activity could alter the behaviour of seabed creatures which play a vital role in marine ecosystems, according to new research.
A complaint had been made to the Local Government Ombudsman by a man, whose details have not been released, claiming the council did not take "prompt and appropriate action" to address noise nuisance caused by a wind farm close to his home.
The Government will clash with green energy companies at the Court of Appeal tomorrow about claims it acted unlawfully over the sudden ending of solar subsidies in 2014. ...A DECC spokesperson said: “We continue to support the low-carbon sector but this needs to be driven by competition and innovation, not subsidies.”
This is the second consecutive quarter that revenue at Siemens' wind business has fallen. In November, the group reported an 8% fall to €1.5 billion from €1.6 billion, which the company put down to a fall in its onshore wind business.
Steel being used to construct a major wind farm being built near "more than likely" comes from China, a contractor has admitted. The news comes just a week after Tata Steel announced 750 jobs are set to be axed in Port Talbot's steel works -- with cheap Chinese imports being blamed for part of the steel firm's woes.
Fears for the future of renewable energy in the North East have been expressed after the withdrawal of plans for a massive wind farm. E.ON has withdrawn its proposals for the Isles Wind Farm near Newton Aycliffe in County Durham, citing changes to Government energy policy as one of the reasons for making the scheme “no longer technicall or economically viable”.
Another application for a wind farm in a village near Rugby has been rejected at appeal. Energy firm RES (Renewable Energy Systems) failed to overturn Rugby Borough Council’s refusal of its initial planning application in 2013 to build Swift Wind Farm in Churchover.
Residents and villagers have raised grave safety concerns after a wind turbine "fell over" in a North Devon village – warning there could be a fatality if this happened again.
Inspector Colin Convery said: "The motive for this attack of vandalism is unclear and whoever targeted this site was intent on causing as much destruction as possible with no thought as to how much damage was done or how much it would cost to repair.
Fears that ‘the black cloud’ of wind turbines may again be descending over Powys continue to mount. And campaigners are concerned that any potential decision to overturn previous refusals for such developments may open the door for others to get the green light.
Councillors have deferred making a decision on a planned extension of Gordonbush Wind Farm in Sutherland until after they visit the site.
The largest windfarm ever proposed for Angus has had the plug pulled because of “uncertainty” over government subsidies, The Courier can reveal.
The world’s biggest producer of wind turbines has accused Britain of obstructing use of new technology that can slash costs, preventing the wind industry from offering one of the cheapest forms of energy without subsidies.
More information has been submitted for 13 wind turbines to be built near the existing windfarm in Carno.
Plans to create what would have been the first windfarm of its kind in Scotland on rural farmland near Pitscottie have been abandoned.
Borders councillors have reacted angrily to having their carefully-considered policies on the siting of future turbines sacrificed on the altar of Scottish Government renewable energy targets.