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"A proliferation of wind farms would not only have a severe impact on the natural environment, it could also seriously jeopardise a major sector of our economy. "Similarly, we think it's unfair for residential areas to be blighted by wind farms.
While the decision was praised by environmentalists, local campaigners accused the firm of making token gestures. It follows a landmark High Court ruling, which stated that the Coalition's renewable energy targets did not outweigh value of the beauty of the English countryside.
Villagers disturbed by wind turbines in Kessingland have been told they cannot be shut down while operators try to fix problems with noise and vibration. Operators EcoGen and Triodos apologised for the disruption at a public meeting today, but refused to stop the turbines amid claims it would lose them money.
A rural community has united in opposing plans for a wind turbine. More than 30 letters of complaint have been registered against plans for an 11kW wind turbine in Stank.
The study released Tuesday by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection shows that the Wind One industrial turbine in the Cape Cod town of Falmouth produces noise louder than the state allows. The report marks the first time the state has recommended a shut-off of a wind turbine.
Residents in Palgrave say work to decrease the noise from the village community centre's controversial wind turbine has not worked. The turbine was switched off for two months while the community centre worked to reduce the noise emitted by the 24-metre high turbine.
Countryside campaigners have warned that vast swathes of tranquil landscapes could be blighted by a "hurricane of wind farms" as it emerged new plans have been put forward for more turbines in Bronte Country.
The Oireachtas is to consider in detail shortly a Bill, tabled by Labour Senator John Kelly, that would impose restrictions on the location of wind turbines near people's homes. Under the Bill, ...larger turbines of 50m-150m would have to be a minimum of 1km to 2km away.
The Danish wind turbine manufacturer accuses concerned neighbours of giant wind turbines of merely wanting to destroy the wind turbine industry. A harsh smear, but it works, says a professor. Vestas rejects the criticism.
In an interview with The Journal Mr Davey disagreed with those opposed to wind farms in place across Northumberland, saying that while it is not his place to say what people should like, critics had to realise "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".
Councillor and MLA, David McClarty, said he was "disappointed" at the planning service's decision to approve given the sizable opposition to the scheme. "Fifty-five people are going to suffer from this," he said. "They already suffer from the existing turbine and if this goes ahead their problems will increase three-fold."
Six wind turbines earmarked for the South Staffordshire countryside would pose "serious consequences to the health, safety and wellbeing of residents" it has been claimed. Campaigners say increased traffic congestion and noise due to the turbines would also blight residents' lives.
David Cameron risks a backlash from the countryside after defending the Government's plans to support onshore wind farms. ...Nick Williams, who lives in the shadow of one of the Fullabrook turbines made an emotional plea to "stop the onslaught of the countryside". He said: "I'm a prisoner of Fullabrook."
Matt Baker, the presenter of BBC's Countryfile, is the latest high profile figure to question the effectiveness of wind farms and ask if they are a threat to the beauty of the British countryside.
Objectors say turbines are inefficient, blight the landscape and rely heavily on subsidies. But supporters argue Bradford must embrace all forms of renewable energy. Shipley MP Philip Davies said: "People who live close by one can see they are a tremendous blight on the landscape. For everybody else they are an extremely inefficient and uneconomic way of generating electricity.
He said the noise from the 66-megawatt farm, which is yet to operate at capacity after extensive testing since it was opened last October, has left him a mental wreck, unable to sleep because of the "thudding" noise and liable to burst into tears for no reason. Noise testing at the site is not due to start until next month.
Nick Williams said he and other residents were suffering increased stress levels because of delays in officially commissioning the site. The delay meant that complaints about the noise could not be officially investigated. Until the wind farm is officially commissioned, the environmental health team at North Devon Council said it was not legally allowed to carry out noise checks.
A moratorium should be placed on new wind turbine developments until councils are given clearer guidance from government, environment minister Fergus Ewing has been told. MSPs warned that local communities feel they are "under attack" from energy firms whose desperation to snap up land across Scotland "resembles the prospecting days of the American gold rush".
Scientists have called for exclusion zones to be set up around new structures after finding that people who live nearby have developed conditions including high blood pressure, insomnia and migraines.
Details from the dossiers come as a series of new studies conclude that living near to wind turbines can increase levels of sleep disruption and stress-related conditions. One review of the scientific evidence written by environmental health consultants who work on behalf of the wind energy industry stated that noise from wind turbines was "associated with some reported health effects".