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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.
"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."
“It beggars belief that the university has spoken to no one locally about its plans before making this application. It’s ignored standard good practice and steamed ahead as if the local communities do not exist.”
I think the fact that our overwhelming emotion is relief is probably an indication of how much we have been affected just by the threat of this terrible development, and over a prolonged period. This means the application is dead in the water.
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).
Plans to build a 102-metre wind turbine in Caistor have been rejected. Communities and Local Government minister Greg Clarke has backed the original decision made by West Lindsey Councillors following an appeal.
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.