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A new report claims that if the Government continues to chase renewable wind power, the average household bill will soar by £1,000, costing homes £26billion by 2030. The report, submitted to the Lords Science and Technology Select Committee, was authored by the Scientific Alliance.
Vandals have caused £50,000 worth of damage to hi-tech equipment which is part of controversial plans for a multi-million windfarm development.
Kerry County Council has refused planning permission for a 10-turbine wind farm proposed for the Ballyhorgan area, near Listowel. More than 1,000 people signed a petition opposing plans, while objectors attended several public meetings locally as well as staging protests
The guidance, published by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, states that community benefits are not material considerations and should not be taken into account by local planning authorities.
Eurocrats took 11 years to amend testing rules for a safety device that failed to stop the fall of a teenage construction worker who plunged to his death nearly 190ft down the shaft of a wind turbine, a sheriff has ruled.
Spanish power firm Iberdrola has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to sell some foreign renewable assets which could raise up to 2 billion euros to help fund an acquisition in the fast-growing U.S. market, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.
Residents living near the site of a controversial proposed wind farm near Burnham-On-Sea have breathed a huge sigh of relief this week when the deadline for a judicial review passed.
Turbines have been hailed as a clean, alternative fuel supply but the UK should not expect them to play a major part in how we try to solve climate change, claimed a leading scientist.
The French energy giant GDF Suez blames delays in the laying of a subsea cable required to carry electricity to the mainland for its decision to walk away from the planned 39-turbine project on the Eisgein Estate in the southeast of Lewis.
The developer behind a £200m wind farm on Lewis has pulled out of the scheme over delays. GDF Suez blamed setbacks installing a £700m subsea cable used to export electricity from the development at Eishken.
Plans to build nine wind turbines at Belford Burn are being recommended for refusal by Northumberland County Council. The application by Energiekontor UK Ltd has attracted 500 letters of objection from local residents and just nine letters of support.
Official Government statistics published on Thursday show that in the three months to the end of June, the amount of electricity produced by offshore wind farms fell by 22 per cent, to 2 terawatt-hours (TWh), compared with the same period the year before.
In late July 2014, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government refused planning permission for four on-shore wind farms. Lorna Bowry, of the Sharpe Pritchard planning law team outlines the key features of each refusal.
Billions of pounds in subsidies for renewable energy projects across the UK are currently shared by all bill-payers, but Ed Davey, the energy secretary, has warned that this will not continue if Scotland votes for independence.
The planning process into the decision over the Navitus Bay wind park planned for off the Dorset coast gets under way today. A preliminary meeting will be held at the BIC from 10.30am, concerning procedural matters and setting the timetable for the examination of Navitus Bay Development Ltd's proposals.
New wind farm developments may be delayed by High Court challenges after a group of west Clare residents became the first local opposition group to secure leave for a judicial review.
Giant wind turbines in public parks, schools and leisure centres would yield no direct benefit for the communities in their shadow, it has been revealed. Fife Council last week announced five sites earmarked for turbines measuring up to 77 metres.
After 2½ hours of rancour at Thursday’s annual general meeting, NTR chairman Tom Roche and his fellow board members can be in no doubt about the dissent within shareholder ranks over its plans to spend €50 million of their money on pursuing additional wind farm projects in Europe.
“The economic arguments for people converting to wind are still there, but they have shifted in emphasis. The incentive to put up the larger turbines and make money by exporting to the grid isn’t so compelling as before."
Councillors in north Kerry are moving to stop the erection of further windfarms and are seeking to have a ban inserted in the new six-year county development plan, ...Planning permission has been granted for just over 400 turbines in the region — half of which have yet to be constructed.