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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.
A 48-turbine wind farm proposed for Co Mayo has been refused planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. ...A decision on the larger Oweninny proposal is not expected until at least November.
Permission had been sought to construct what would be the country's biggest wind farm in Co Mayo with 112 turbines. Plans by a number of State companies to erect more than 150 wind turbines in north Co Mayo have been dealt a serious blow by An Bord Pleanála.
Ecologists tagged seals off the east coast of England; Half of those seals were exposed to dangerous levels of noise; Seals use underwater hearing to detect predators, prey and to navigate
A retired farming couple have received a landmark compensation pay out for a faulty wind turbine after it failed to deliver on the manufacturer’s claims. Terry and Gail Beaumont, Huddersfield, paid about £40,000 for the 10 kilowatt wind turbine which was manufactured by Evoco Energy and resold by Newgen Renewables.
Fishing crews hope that there will still be shellfish under the waves to catch. “The questions we are asking are: can we safely fish among the turbines and is there anything left to catch?” said Mike Cohen, chief executive of the Holderness Fishing Industry Group, the UK’s largest association representing lobster fishers. ...lobster beds may have been “smothered” by sediment thrown up. Other threats include vibrations, shadows and heat generated by the elecotromagnetic cables.
“It is considered that the proposal would give rise to significant and adverse landscape and visual impacts and also to significant and adverse cumulative landscape and visual impacts. “The potential benefits of the proposal...are acknowledged but the adverse landscape and visual impacts are considered to be unacceptable.”
A report to Gwynedd Council’s planning committee recommends refusing the application as officials believe erecting the turbine, would have a detrimental impact on the historic character of the landscape and on views across the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Private renewable energy firms may have paid more than €110 million in commissions to government officials and local businessmen in Castilla y León to help them obtain licenses and push through paperwork to install wind farms across the region between 2004 and 2007, tax inspectors said. In a December 30 report obtained by EL PAÍS, seven transactions detail how energy firms paid local businessmen and people connected to the regional Popular Party (PP) government either directly or through stocks in companies created to build and operate wind farms.
Hacienda detected commissions in the authorization of wind farms. The Tax Office alleges a plot of 110 million in Castilla y León. Charges and related regional builders streamlined procedures after payments. ...The inspector of the Tax Agency concludes in his report since his purpose is to investigate the outstanding tax debts, additional findings may indicate "evidence of money laundering". He is sending his findings to the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor and Prevention Service Money Laundering Economy Ministry to "continue the investigation".
The Conservatives have defended their decision to get rid of subsidies for onshore wind, dismissing energy experts who labelled them as “idiots” as “completely wrong”.
Residents in the Northumberland village of Belford are celebrating after EnergieKontor has said there will be no appeal of its refused turbine scheme
An engineer opposed to a proposed wind farm in Co Meath claims the development has a “fundamentally unfair” planning procedure. He said there is no public involvement in the environmental-impact assessment.
Parliamentary candidates have clashed over a planned wind farm off the south coast during a public debate in Dorset. The 194 turbines would be visible from Dorset, Hampshire and Isle of Wight.
The neighbour of an electricity substation, abandoned when work halted on a £20million offshore wind farm project, has compared the site to a scorched battlefield.
The application, which was originally submitted by ASC Renewables in September 2012, proposes that eight wind turbines with a maximum height of 115 metres should be built on land at Bishopthorpe Farm in Tetney.
Yle asked its audience whether or not they would welcome a wind turbine in close proximity to their home. The resulting online discussion revealed clear differences of opinion: some people suspect the energy return from wind power (and other alternative energy options) would be negligible, while others support wind power wholeheartedly - so long as it is not in their backyard.
Plans for a controversial wind turbine outside a Greenock factory have been refused, the Tele can reveal. Bosses at Texas Instruments wanted to build a 77.8 metre tall turbine — over 250ft — outside the company’s Larkfield Industrial Estate HQ.
The Navitus Bay wind farm will “irrevocably damage the outstandingly beautiful and natural Dorset coast”, according to the leader of Bournemouth Borough Council. Cllr John Beesley has fired a last salvo as the Planning Inspectorate’s examination of the scheme comes to a close today.
Business owners have raised fears of “irretrievable damage” if the go-ahead is given for a major windfarm in the Angus glens. Hundreds of responses have already been received after the planning application was submitted to Angus Council and Perth and Kinross Council.