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Fife Council calls for halt on wind farm applications over 'opportunistic' developers ignoring guidelines

"The pressure being put on our planners is coming from the sheer number of wind turbine applications ...We have already pinpointed areas where turbines could be potentially sited. However, developers are simply ignoring these when making applications which, in turn, is making life more complex for our planning teams."
19 Jun 2012

Mass DEP recommends shut down of wind turbine

The study released Tuesday by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection shows that the Wind One industrial turbine in the Cape Cod town of Falmouth produces noise louder than the state allows. The report marks the first time the state has recommended a shut-off of a wind turbine.
17 May 2012

FRAWT Feldon Folly

An impassioned plea from the residents of the Feldon Vale to stop the spread of industrial wind farms throughout South Warwickshire's rural landscape. Featuring the landscape photography of Warwickshire photographer Graham Bullock and CGI simulations of the proposed Starbold Wind Farm, next to the Burton Dassett Country Park.  Duration: 6 minutes 5 seconds
30 Apr 2012

Wind energy rebels rebuked

David Cameron risks a backlash from the countryside after defending the Government's plans to support onshore wind farms. ...Nick Williams, who lives in the shadow of one of the Fullabrook turbines made an emotional plea to "stop the onslaught of the countryside". He said: "I'm a prisoner of Fullabrook."
23 Feb 2012

Anger over growth in number of wind turbine applications

Objectors say turbines are inefficient, blight the landscape and rely heavily on subsidies. But supporters argue Bradford must embrace all forms of renewable energy. Shipley MP Philip Davies said: "People who live close by one can see they are a tremendous blight on the landscape. For everybody else they are an extremely inefficient and uneconomic way of generating electricity.
20 Feb 2012

Delay at wind farm is 'causing us misery'

Nick Williams said he and other residents were suffering increased stress levels because of delays in officially commissioning the site. The delay meant that complaints about the noise could not be officially investigated. Until the wind farm is officially commissioned, the environmental health team at North Devon Council said it was not legally allowed to carry out noise checks.
12 Jan 2012
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