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Plans for a new three-turbine wind farm close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park have been withdrawn by the developers behind the scheme ...citing changes to government policy on on-shore wind farms and the cost of a public inquiry.
Scottish Borders Council’s attempts to curb the surge of new wind farms in the region have been greeted with a predictably hostile response from renewable energy companies.
Bournemouth council should consider the potential impact of the proposed Navitus Bay wind farm on the town’s tourism, economy and wildlife, a meeting heard last night.
Asset manager APG, the Netherlands biggest pension fund manager, will not invest in wind farms ...wind turbine technology is too new and government subsidies too uncertain to achieve the necessary return on any investment.
Geneva-headquartered SGS, the second major auditor to pull out of the United Nations' Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) this year, will also surrender its accreditation under the carbon trading programme. "SGS' decision reflects the continuing contraction in the CDM market and its continuing concerns with the costs and risks associated with the CDM accreditation process."
Which? has written to the secretary of state for energy and climate change saying plans for electricity market reform "could result in expensive generation projects being prioritised over cheaper, more cost-effective options".
Thousands of wind turbines are being built around the country but the power they produce is intermittent. This has forced the National Grid to find alternative ways of keeping the lights on when wind levels are not high enough to meet power demand. ...the measures to cut demand would become commonplace in the longer-term, as Britain builds more intermittent renewable energy sources.
A huge wind farm featuring 67 turbines built high above Loch Ness has been given the green light by the Scottish Government.
A government minister has quashed the planning approval for a wind turbine near Duddo Stone Circle, following pressure from North East peers. Plans for a wind turbine set to over-shadow Northumberland’s answer to Stonehenge have been blocked by a Government minister.
Angry residents say the tide is "beginning to turn" in the fight against wind turbines in East Lindsey. Forty-two wind farms have already been constructed in the district, while 20 more are currently being planned.
Thought we’d heard the last of the onshore wind farm? Remember last year’s ministerial pledges to ‘roll back’ those barmy green subsidies for landowners and companies which desecrate the countryside? As this week’s scenes in wildest Northumberland testify, it’s business as usual.
An aristocrat has attempted to deflect public anger over a wind farm by claiming he gave a mysterious relative the land for the proposed site – despite his name being on the planning application.
But campaign group Support Melton Against Rural Turbines (SMART) has dismissed the developer’s proposed payment as ‘derisory’, claiming the wind farm would blight the landscape for years to come. It is concerned about the windfarm’s impact on the countryside, on settings of important heritage assets including at Burrough-on-the-Hill and its impact on efforts to establish Melton as a tourist centre.
The number of onshore wind turbines in Britain has reached 30,000 after increasing by 13 per cent last year, according to research. The disclosure has prompted suggestions that the wind industry is encroaching upon the countryside by stealth. The figure dwarfs the total that is commonly quoted by the industry, which currently stands at 4,399.
But the rotating blades pose a problem for air traffic controllers because they cause a blinking signal to appear on radar screens at nearby East Midlands Airport and obscure genuine aircraft.
Severn Trent Water admitted its structures made radar “unreadable” for air traffic controllers at nearby East Midlands Airport. The rotation of the blades creates a ‘clutter’ effect which obscures the airspace above Derby.
The decision to install a wind turbine will become much more complicated in future.
The Danish financial crimes office’s 18-month investigation into a former Vestas head of finance, Henrik Nørremark, has taken a dramatic turn and has been expanded to include a number of other former Vestas bosses.
The developer behind the controversial Navitus Bay wind farm has offered payments to marine companies, the Daily Echo can exclusively reveal. Navitus Bay Development Ltd has denied that it is an attempt to win favour with firms, insisting that it is “standard good practice”.
Protesting landowners in west Waterford have claimed an energy company is not honouring "previously-agreed conditions" over a planned wind farm.