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Britain could face blackouts if the wind doesn't blow

The UK was heading into “uncharted territory, where the underlying situation on the system is becoming very unstable ..."These emergency measures should work, but there is clearly a greater risk of a security of supply incident than we have been used to,” he said. Peak demand coincided with the lowest wind output of the winter just gone.
17 Jul 2015

Councillors reject windfarm met mast plans above Loch Ness

Council leader Margaret Davidson led calls to reject the plans, raising concern about its “inappropriate height and scale”, adding that it would be “significantly detrimental to the landscape”. The mast is linked to an application to build 12 wind turbines, each 426ft high, to make up the Aberarder windfarm near Croachy.
26 Jun 2015

Trump attacks Salmond on wind farms

Trump reiterated that he would appeal and voiced his concerns about wind farms. "They are very bad for tourism and the environment and certainly for the birds. Thousands of birds are being killed by these monsters."
8 Jun 2015

Complaint to be lodged after Highland wind farm approved in Edinburgh

Local residents are incensed that the Scottish Government has given the green light to a 20 turbine wind farm 10 miles south of Inverness, after it was unanimously refused by councillors. But now the Chief Reporter in Edinburgh has promised to consider a complaint from campaigners who claim the planning appeals system is flawed and favours developers.
28 May 2015

'Road chaos' as turbine plans passed

“While there are differing views on the merits of onshore windfarms in Mid Wales, this decision will undoubtedly have a significant and detrimental impact, bringing further traffic congestion issues in Newtown.” Mr George said that he thinks more than 10,000 ordinary lorry movements will be required to go through the centre of Newtown for the wind turbines to be constructed.
24 May 2015

Moratorium on new wind farms passed

Constant humming and flickering of wind turbines are devaluing homes and causing untold misery for people living in close proximity to them in the county. ...The motion called on the council to place a moratorium on the granting of any new wind farm projects. 
22 May 2015

Permission refused for Coillte wind farm in Mayo; Decision on separate, adjoining scheme delayed until November

Refusing the Cluddaun application yesterday, An Bord Pleanála specifically said it was “not satisfied that the developments as proposed would not have the potential to impact negatively on the surface and groundwater hydrology”. These concerns relate to the potential for peat slippage and changes in the flows of natural streams and rivers.
21 May 2015
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