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Wind farms can 'never' be relied upon to deliver UK energy security

It is widely recognised that variable wind speeds result in actual power output significantly below the maximum level – on average between 25 and 30 per cent, according to Government data. However, the report from the Adam Smith Institute found that such average figures were “extremely misleading about the amount of power wind farms can be relied up to provide”, because their output was actually “extremely volatile”.
27 Oct 2014

Homes missed by wind farm survey

As reported in last week’s Advertiser, 62 per cent of respondents opposed the plans – although just 402 householders of the 7,767 homes sent surveys back. The survey was designed to gauge public opinion, and was part of an ongoing campaign by Helensburgh to inform and engage with the local community regarding the community wind farm.
26 Oct 2014

Wind farm developer quits Hebridean scheme

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.
3 Oct 2014

Belford Burn wind farm faces refusal

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.
1 Oct 2014

Navitus Bay: planning process starts today

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.
11 Sep 2014
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