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Roger Helmer, energy spokesman for the UK Independence Party, who want to see wind farm subsidies scrapped, told Breitbart London: “We’re familiar with the layers of subsidy necessary to make wind farms viable. We’re familiar with the inefficiency of the necessary back-up fossil fuel generation, for when the wind doesn’t blow. Now we learn that on windless days these wind turbines are cannibalising power from the grid merely to help maintain them. Will the folly never stop?”
And Cllr Trite, who represents Swanage on the county council, added: “For all we know, this plan B could have been what Navitus Bay Development Ltd had intended all along as a fallback position. It’s presented as a big concession to those who are opposed to this appalling disfiguration of this beautiful part of the world.”
The Danish manufacturer has now announced 413 megawatts of deals in the last three days of the year and is just short of last year’s 5,964 megawatts of orders. It’s likely to beat that total when it details its earnings and unannounced orders from the last three months of the year on Feb. 11.
An appeal for four wind turbines in Dorcas Lane, Stoke Hammond, has been refused by the Secretery of State Eric Pickles. Mr Pickles agreed with the planning inspector’s recommendation to refuse the appeal.
“I am obviously delighted at the result. It has been all about the money for them and millions and millions of pounds have been thrown at it. “Everyone around here is very pleased we just hope that this is the end and that they have finally taken no for an answer.”
The latest planning stats reveal that the number of renewable energy planning applications received between July and September for Northern Ireland this year dropped by just over a fifth (21%) compared to the same period last year.
Falck says the existing wind farm generates 65MW of power. The extension would add another 35MW. It is understood a development on the scale of the Millenium Wind Farm would earn £85 per MW per hour when it is operating - and £121 when it is not producing electricity.
A part of Bradford has "reached the limit" of the number of wind turbines it can take, according to a planning expert. Bradford Council planning officer Peter Timbrell made the assertion as he refused a planning application for a turbine at Wellfield Bar Farm on Brighouse And Denholme Road in Queensbury.
The Government has announced a review of wind farm noise after a long campaign by a Devon community. Neighbours of the planned Den Brook project, which will be the third biggest in the Westcountry if built, brought a judicial review after concerns over the amplitude modulation noise (AM). The noise from "wind shear" is said to be the cause of most complaints but is not included in planing law.
Plans for a possible wind turbine project worth up to £50m to Preston have stalled for the time being, councillors have been told. But urgent steps were being taken to overcome possible interference with aircraft radar equipment.
Mr Justice Peart, while rejecting the residents’ argument that the environmental assessment for the turbines was flawed, said he was satisfied the grid connection was an integral and fundamental to the overall project. Without it, the turbine development would serve no function, he said.
Campaigners are celebrating after an appeal to build a 200ft high wind turbine in Somerby was dismissed by a planning inspector.
At the end of 2010, the company changed its accounting procedures, with the claimants in the case asserting that the changes hid elements of the company's poor performance. It said this lead to an inflation of Vestas' share price.
Plans to double the size of England’s biggest onshore wind farm have been scaled back after Rossendale residents objected. Scout Moor Wind Farm Expansion Ltd wanted to build another 26 turbines between Rawtenstall and Edenfield. The firm is now proposing to add just 16 turbines.
A parliamentary question from Murdo Fraser found that there have been 5,942 complaints about developments of 50 megawatts (MW) and over this year, compared to 2,951 complaints last year. ...Mr Fraser, the party’s energy spokesman, said: “The fact these objections have doubled in the last year shows the sheer strength of feeling among the public. “This isn’t people complaining about a single turbine in someone’s back garden.
An environmental charity which is seeking to challenge a decision to grant planning permission for a new windfarm in the Scottish Highlands has a bid to limit its liability for expenses in the proceedings refused.
After airing arguments both for and against the major proposals, councillors voted 14-3 to refuse the application in front of a packed public gallery in the town’s municipal buildings. Concern over the development’s possible impact on air traffic radar was one of the key factors behind the decision.
AES Wind Generation and Wind Energy believe that significant material issues were left out of the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals’ report and that the process leading up to the decision was flawed.
A developer is considering whether to appeal after being refused planning permission for a wind farm. Durham County Council’s county planning committee rejected plans by Infinis for five turbines at Wingate Grange, near Peterlee, on Tuesday (December 2).
The company has been taken aback by the level and strength of opposition to the plan for up to 194 turbines off the coast of Hampshire. ...The firm may be coming round to the idea that the potential reputational damage may begin to outweigh the commercial benefits of the scheme.