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If you say no to turbines, you're 'prejudiced'

Equally undemocratic is the revolution in local government brought about by the rules from Mr Prescott which allow "monitoring officers" to exclude any councillor from debates in which they are deemed to have a "prejudicial interest". This includes any councillor who has previously expressed any view on the issue, or even who can be shown to have discussed it with members of the public before it comes up for debate.
19 Feb 2006

Curtis slams wind farm accusations

COUNTY Council Chairman Jimmy Curtis bitterly denounced his accusers at a council meeting on Monday. 'The finger has been pointed at me,' said an angry Cllr. Curtis, speaking during a brief debate on the strategy for wind farms, which had divided parts of rural Wexford into those for and those against.
16 Feb 2006

Wind Farm No 2 Blows Village Fury

Major plans to house a second wind farm on the outskirts of a North Devon village have been unveiled. British wind energy company Coronation Power is proposing to site up to four 400ft turbines at Wheelers Cross, just over a mile east of Bradworthy, capable of generating power to about 10,000 homes.
16 Feb 2006

David Bellamy

He says "Winston Churchill once said that we in England have a countryside worth dying for. And I'd be damn well wiling to do just that, to stop the turbines."
16 Feb 2006

Pro-Wind Farm Lobby Gets Firm

Campaigners fighting for a four- turbine community wind farm to be built in the Swansea Valley say they will present a strong case at the public inquiry. Last year Neath Port Talbot Council threw out moves to develop a wind farm at Mynydd y Gwrhyd. Now the Assembly's stand on wind farms is to be put to the test.
15 Feb 2006

Take your wind farms elsewhere

RESIDENTS came out in force this week to object to plans to build the North East's most powerful wind farm near North Charlton. Most of the 180 people who packed into the Northumberland Hall on Tuesday night voted to oppose npower renewables' 18-turbine plan for Middlemoor.
12 Feb 2006

Locals Set for Fight on Turbines

Protesters have re-launched a campaign to fight plans for three giant wind turbines in Waunarlwydd. The village's wind farm pressure group has been put back on track at a hastily arranged meeting.
10 Feb 2006

Protest at giant wind turnbines

RESIDENTS living high on the moors in a remote Pennine parish are furious at proposals to erect three giant wind turbines near their homes. Banks Developments, which operates a landfill site near Hepworth Building Products at Crow Edge, wants to erect three 125 metre high wind turbines on the land.
10 Feb 2006

Danish island touts clean energy, but reality sets in

SAMSOE, Denmark -- In the late 1990s, Denmark set out to turn this farming and summer-vacation island in the Kattegat Sea into a showcase for clean energy. The government dangled generous financial subsidies. A former environmental studies teacher, Soren Hermansen, was hired to persuade residents to invest in wind turbines, solar panels, electric cars and giant straw-burning furnaces.
9 Feb 2006
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