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National Grid spent at least £2.5m after issuing a notice of inadequate system margin (NISM) on Wednesday afternoon asking power companies to provide more electricity. It paid the owner of Severn power station, Calon, about £2,500 per megawatt hour to provide an extra 500MW for two hours.
The Scottish Government has turned down plans for a windfarm on a highly sensitive Highlands site because the company applying for permission didn’t exist at the time of the submission. ...Helen McDade, head of policy for the John Muir Trust, said: “For the past 16 months, we have worked closely with the local Keep Rannoch Wild campaign and the Mountaineering Council of Scotland to stop this monstrosity in the heart of Wild Land Area 14, so we are delighted that the scheme has been deemed not competent.
Dedicated campaigners are celebrating after an appeal against Calderdale Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for a wind farm near Todmorden was withdrawn at the 11th hour. ...A spokesperson for Kelda Water Services said: “Changes in government policy have made the site at Gorpley no longer attractive as a renewable source at present.
Plans to construct a huge wind turbine next to a popular horse riding centre have been passed.
Allerdale council has made a public apology over its handling of a councillor's planning application. The Local Government Ombudsman recommended that the council apologised publicly over errors it made when dealing with Councillor Jim Lister's application for a wind turbine at Oughterside Mill, Oughterside.
Yesterday, the inspector upheld the council decision and rejected the application. It is the latest in a string of appeal dismissals since the Government issued a ministerial statement in June, strengthening the position of anti-wind campaigners.
The local government ombudsman decided that Allerdale Borough Council had ignored local people's objections to the turbine, and the watchdog has now ordered Allerdale to apologise and review the way it operates planning consent.
In July of this year it said that the site, originally opened in 2011, would close with the loss of up to 150 jobs after the failure of exhaustive efforts to find a buyer. This morning it was reported that Simec, which bought Uskmouth power station last year, had made an offer to buy the Mabey Bridge plant ...an offer of £8.5m, considerably below Mabey Bridge's valuation of £11.5m.
Ficora has established a working group consisting of companies and organisations in the energy sector, telecommunications operators, as well as other authorities. The purpose is to develop a common understanding of the amount and extent of the problems caused by wind power, and to find flexible approaches that do not require new legislation.
After years of controversy, planning permission has been refused for a commercial scale windfarm near Garvagh. The application, first lodged in 2011, was turned down at the Causeway Coast and Glens council due to the visual impact on the surrounding rural environment.
A controversial proposed wind turbine will not be built – after being rejected by both the borough council and the planning inspectorate.
Speaking after he lost his case at the Court of Session, Mr Trump, who also owns Trump Turnberry golf course in Ayrshire, said it was "impossible to have a fair hearing challenging wind farm applications in Scotland". He has also criticised former First Minister Alex Salmond, accusing him of abusing his power and "hurting the people of Scotland" over his support for wind farms.
The company hoped to plant 11 turbines as high as 150 metres on marshland near Chislet and Marshside, near Canterbury. But this week RES appeared to backtrack, conceding it had suspended its proposals. It refuses to comment on whether public opposition has played a part.
The wind farm, which currently has 26 turbines, will now be increased to 42 following decisions from Rossendale and Rochdale council. Rossendale Council previously gave the go-ahead for 14 turbines to be erected on their land.
The two wind turbines operating in Uusikaupunki will be dismantled next week, energy company Propel Voima announced on Friday. The windmills produced electricity from 1999, but repairing them is not worth the investment due to funding concerns. ...The two 1.3 MW wind turbines produced some 4 million KWh worth of electricity a year (about 17% capacity factor)
The company said “in light of recent government announcements on onshore wind” it will not be proceeding with the Nottinghamshire project.
A councillor who received tens of thousands of pounds from an energy firm before a planning vote on its wind farm application has been suspended.
Plans for two wind turbines could put helicopter flights at risk and will ruin the village view, say objectors. A planning application for wind turbines at The College Equestrian Centre in Keysoe has attracted 50 letters of objection from villagers - just one householder has written in support of the green scheme.
The developer said the 100m-high wind turbines were no longer economically viable in current market conditions. In order to use larger turbines the company would have had to refile for planning permission.
An energy giant has u-turned on its intention to build a new wind farm near Driffield following the Government’s decision to scrap the onshore wind subsidy scheme. The application, submitted to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council by EDF Energy Renewables, was for a proposed 10-turbine High Wood wind farm to be built on agricultural land between Tibthorpe, North Dalton and Bainton.