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This composite image shows the relative size of the older turbines at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area and those replacing them. The smaller turbines are the Windmatic 65 kilowatt machines that stand 84 feet tall on four-leg lattice towers. The blade length is 7 meters. The larger towers are Mitsubishi 1 megawatt turbines installed in the Buena vista section of Altamont with blade lengths of 31 meters.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management archeologist Pat Walker met with several state and federal historical and cultural organizations in Rawlins. The purpose was to develop an agreement between the Power Company of Wyoming, the developer of the 1,000-wind turbine farm located south of Rawlins, and the historical and cultural societies.
The Government's own environmental advisory body has warned that the magnificent views from Flamborough Head on the east Yorkshire coast will be "impacted" on by the huge Westernmost Rough offshore wind farm, due to be constructed some 20 miles down the coast near Withernsea.
"While the National Trust fully supports UK renewable energy initiatives, it has serious reservations about current plans for developing offshore wind energy so close to shore in the Bristol Channel, with the potential for serious impacts on sensitive coastal landscapes and seascapes."
This picture was taken from the top of Lowell Mountain in Vermont, 20 miles away and northeast of the turbines in the view. First Wind erected the sixteen 2.5 megawatt Clipper wind turbines. Each stands over 420 feet tall.
A group set up to oppose plans for more wind turbines on Anglesey says the island could be 'blighted' as a result of a huge increase in applications. They say more than 40 new sites are being considered by developers.
The District 7 Commission of the ANR ruled that the cross was "shocking and offensive," and wants it down. State attorneys confirmed that the evidence has been reopened for the case, due to the erection of the wind towers, but declined to comment for the record. The judge is agreeable to admitting new evidence based on the wind towers being in the view shed, attorneys on both sides said.
"It is bad enough having the possibility of 14 turbines up to 145 metres high on South Dale, but with all these farm turbines we are already starting to create a wind farm by default. "It is absolute madness."
The famous painter, who has recently been described as Britain's greatest living artist, returned to the open skies and rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds ...But the sweeping vistas inland from the east Yorkshire coast could soon be marked by more industrial forms as applications flood in to build wind farms along the escarpments.
Conservation experts have admitted that a stretch of Yorkshire's coastline is facing up to its biggest ever challenge to preserve it from the multi-billion pound off-shore wind farm industry.
"It was clear to anyone who attended the meeting and heard my speech on ‘The Renewable Rape of Scotland' that I was referring to the rampant desecration of the Scottish landscape by wind turbines. The only people who should feel insulted by them are those responsible for despoiling our unique landscape and environment with vast, unsightly and inefficient wind farms."
The plans were announced as Europe tries to meet new renewable energy targets. But the wind farm's location has drawn rebuke and ire from veterans' groups who call the beach sacred. The wind turbines will be visible from the beach.
The turbine is being proposed for the Curborough area of Lichfield, despite having been rejected previously. People living in and around the area now have the opportunity to meet with Severn Trent Water's consultancy team to discuss the proposals.
Environmentalists do not classify wind farms as having the same negative impacts on an area's natural beauty and habitat which other conventional projects would simply because they are willing to sacrifice an area's natural beauty, all the wildlife and some endangered species as well for natural renewable energy. This would be fine if wind farms were really contributing to reducing fossil fuel usage. However, nothing could be further from reality.
How anyone could ignore something 410 feet high is beyond me. These turbines, however, are far more than visual eyesores: They are permanent scars on our mountainous landscapes.
Trump, who hopes to open his first course at the Menie estate, near Balmedie, has renewed his long-standing complaints about the project. He believes the smaller proposal is still unacceptable: some of the turbines could stand up to 195 metres in the water.
President Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused of committing a "grave attack on the collective memory" of Second World War allies after he approved a giant wind farm complex off the D-Day coast.
"If we carry on developing these turbines all over the place there will come a point that it will be recognised that Scotland is a place for turbines rather than a place for natural beauty."
Huge wind turbines look set to be given planning permission near to a village, and there are fears more could soon be built at another nearby location in the future.
The UN's cultural agency made the formal request following an earlier warning that the spectacular Benedictine abbey on a rocky island off Normandy could lose the world heritage status it has enjoyed since 1979 if it fails to comply.