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Steve Scott, area director for the Forestry Commission in the East and East Midlands, said: "We can confirm that the felling had taken place without a licence being in place. We have informed the owners that we intend to issue a restocking notice."
Like its rivals Repower and Vestas, Nordex had been suffering from overcapacities and sinking prices in the sector. Nonetheless, it gave a positive outlook for this year, saying 2013 revenues could reach between 1.2 and 1.3 billion euros on the back of record orders.
The High Court has blocked plans for a giant wind farm at the Duke of Gloucester's Barnwell Manor in Northamptonshire after English Heritage and the National Trust challenged the development.
Leading conservationists have won a High Court battle against plans for a wind farm on land owned by the Queen's cousin. The conservationists had warned that if it went ahead it would have resulted in substantial harm to a heritage area "of national significance".
Councillors on the planning committee went against officers' recommendations and rejected proposals for a 30ft turbine at the club near Blackrod bypass. Plans for a twin-bladed turbine of the same size at the site, which is on protected green belt land, were also rejected by the committee in March last year.
Stating that planning inspectorate officials would visit the site and he would assess the evidence for and against the proposal to erect 28 wind turbine generators of up to 145m in height, he said: "It is my job to bring together all those detailed observations and the representations made locally.
Plans for a wind turbine which, it was claimed, would have been higher than the central tower of York Minster, have been rejected by Ryedale planners.
Engineer Pat Swords, who is taking a case to the High Court in relation to the European Union's attitude to renewable energy targets, said local people were entitled under the terms of the Aarhus convention to be consulted about the proposals. He said wind energy does not work and the people of the midlands were being "sacrificed on the altar of a populist cult".
A former chairman of Fairlie Community Council has claimed that North Ayrshire councillors who pushed through a controversial experimental wind turbine site at Hunterston now realise they have made 'a desperate mistake'.
ALNWICK/HALDIMAND TOWNSHIP - With a packed council chambers backing The Alliance for the Protection of Northumberland Hills's presentation against two industrial wind turbine farms near Grafton and Centreton on the Oak Ridges Moraine, Alnwick/Haldimand Township councillors concurred during last week's meeting.
"The construction work is very noise intensive," Otto von Estorff, from the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg told the paper. "The particularly conductive quality of the water means the noise can be clearly heard for several kilometres." He and his research team have measured around 200 decibels at the construction site.
Thousands of Britain's wind turbines will create more greenhouse gases than they save, according to potentially devastating scientific research to be published later this year. ...One typical large peat site just approved in southern Scotland, the Kilgallioch wind farm, includes 43 miles of roads and tracks. Peat only retains its carbon if it is moist, but the roads and tracks block the passage of the water.
In his decision, the planning inspector, Paul Griffiths, accepted the turbines would be an imposing feature but said "reasonable observers" would not be "confused" by the juxtaposition of historic buildings and a modern wind farm. For the first time, English Heritage and the National Trust have teamed up to challenge the ruling along with the local council in the High Court.
Plans to erect a wind turbine on farmland near a popular visitor attraction have caused controversy among neighbouring residents. But the applicant said it is a step towards cutting the carbon footprint of the successful farm shop.
Plans for an underground cable and substation to connect a wind farm to the National Grid have been labelled ‘unreasonable' by Boston's MP. Mark Simmonds has come out against against plans revealed last week by RWE npower renewables to link its Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm to a site in Bicker Fen.
One of several recent applications to build a wind turbine in the Worth Valley has been thrown out because of it could put tourists off visiting Bronte Country. The Bronte Society recently spoke out against the number of turbine planning applications being proposed for the area, which attracts tourists from around the world, eager to see the moor landscapes that inspired the sisters.
Donald Trump will fight any approval of an offshore wind farm overlooking his Scottish golf resort in the courts for years, according to George Sorial, the executive in charge of the New York billionaire's project.
A leading opponent of the controversial wind farm scheme on the outskirts of Swansea is snubbing the Ospreys as a result of their support for the application. Councillor Ioan Richard said he will now not take up five match tickets he has been allocated to reward people from his ward who have done good in the community.
The wind turbine maker is halfway through a two-year push to cut its workforce by about 30 percent to 16,000 as it seeks to return to profitability following two years of losses. It's reduced its cost base by more than 250 million euros of the target for 400 million euros of cuts by the end of 2013.
French anti-wind group Vent de Colere has battled against the development of the sector for years and last year contested France's onshore wind tariffs. A French court has referred the case to the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg which will now determine whether the tariffs constitute undeclared state aid.