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Representatives of the wind power sector have complained of a lack of acceptance for this form of energy production in Thuringia. The four dialogue forums, organized by the state government in 2016, were too little to reduce reservations about projects, said Michael Heinrich of plant engineer Enercon on Monday at a meeting in Gotha. Any known planning for a wind farm results in a citizens' initiative being formed.
The prediction of a season of record-low demand, made in the grid’s annual summer outlook report, which assesses the country’s likely energy needs for the coming months, is because of the number of households and businesses installing rooftop panels and solar farms.
Applicant ABO Wind UK’s submission was recommended for refusal by council planners due to “cumulative landscape impacts on residential, recreational and tourist receptors”. Councillors voted eight to four to reject the development.
Controversial plans for a large-scale east Perthshire windfarm could be kicked out by councillors next week after a backlash from residents and conservationists.
And even if Ireland gets close to reaching its 2020 targets, the EU plans to move the goalposts again by increasing the EU-wide renewables target to 27pc by 2030, with even greater fines proposed for breaches. The fines, which are set to be applied at a daily rate of €25,000, will then ratchet up at an ever more rapid pace.
The Supreme Court wants the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to determine European law issues before ruling whether An Bord Pleanála properly assessed the impact of a Co Tipperary wind farm on the habitat of the hen harrier, a protected species under EU law.
It is designed to offer a tangible link to communities that embrace the concept of the wind farm revolution.
More than a third of the workforce at a wind energy firm in Argyll and Bute have been told their jobs are under threat.
A steady decline in wind power additions has continued in Austria in 2016, when only 228MW were installed, down from 323MW a year earlier and 405MW in 2014, leading to increased concern about stranded assets and intensified calls for a reform of the renewables support legislation.
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.
The Government has deferred a decision to issue new guidelines for wind farms following a European Court ruling which imposed duties on the State to inform the public fully.
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.
Until recently, leading wind companies were far more likely to express concern about gas or nuclear than solar. But the conversation is changing quickly, as the list of competitive tenders in which solar has unexpectedly topped wind grows longer.
Danish wind OEM Vestas has confirmed it plans to lay off some 350 workers at its blade factory in Lem, Denmark by year-end. The company blamed high manufacturing costs and salary levels, "compared to the market level within manufacturing" for the redundancies.
“ABP’s decision to refuse planning permission for Maighne Wind Farm in Kildare may well be an indication that, for the second time, ABP will hear our concerns and refuse planning for Castlemoor - for the same reasons we have seen previously in Meath and most recently in Kildare.
Project delays, margin pressure, adjusted forecast: Although the business of the wind turbine builder Nordex is still running well, investors and experts are increasingly doubting the medium-term targets. This is also due to Donald Trump. DUSSELDORF - From the perspective of Nordex boss Lars Bondo Krogsgaard everything is going "as planned". Sales are increasing, profit are up and the annual goals of the Hamburg wind power group are still "readily in reach", said the native Dane on Thursday with the submission of the quarterly figures. But the investors of Germany's third-largest producer of wind turbines are far less optimistic than Krogsgaard.
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.