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CAMPAIGNERS laid on a graphic illustration of the height of turbines being proposed for the Wellow wind farm to the thousands of walkers taking part in Walk the Wight.
Tony Blair's decision to go nuclear creates a major challenge for David Cameron, the Conservative leader, who has been basking in positive publicity about his green credentials.
Marshland St James could be the latest village to become home to a wind farm, if initial tests and research prove fruitful.
Deputy First Minister Nicol Stephen announced some extra funding for green energy systems in Scotland's homes recently, during the launch of a SCHRI-funded water-sourced heat pump at New Lanark Heritage Site. The £3m over two years will go to the Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative (SCHRI) to fund small-scale projects.
A STUDY into a powerful subsea cable linking Shetland with the Scottish mainland has received strong backing from the Scottish Executive.
ANGER at the Government's handling of a controversial European emissions trading scheme (ETS) was mounting last night as British energy companies prepared to pay for a 33 million tonne shortfall in carbon allocations.
Veteran environmental guru James Lovelock, whose books about Gaia, as he calls the Earth system, have chronicled the threat of global warming, says that going nuclear is the only way ahead if we wish to fill the energy gap and reduce CO2 emissions. Support for wind farms is declining, while wave energy is still a distant goal.
A COMMUNITY group in Auchtermuchty has voted to oppose plans for a windfarm on the outskirts of the town.
NEW battle lines are being drawn in a bid to save the moors above Rochdale from being ‘blighted’ by a massive windfarm.
It is pleasing to note that some semblance of sanity has been restored to the debate over the merits and demerits of wind farms.
A controversial wind farm proposal for a former opencast site in Heath Hayes has been scaled down from six to four turbines in the hope it will finally appease airport bosses.
CONTROVERSIAL plans for a windfarm development in the scenic Ochil Hills, knocked back by Perth and Kinross Council last autumn, are to be re-submitted next month. But although the number of turbines will remain the same, they will be relocated and will be on shorter towers to minimise the visual impact, one of the authority’s key reasons for rejection.
A MASSIVE 93 percent of people have voted against more wind farms being built in the Mid Wales countryside.
MID Wales Assembly Members have officially received a petition containing more than 2,000 signatures demanding more of a say on the building of wind turbines in the area.
Wind turbines are due to be installed on high-rise homes in Glasgow as part of a pilot project designed to save housing association tenants money on their energy bills.
PLANS for a windfarm on the site of a former Second World War airbase have gone on display to the public.
TIDAL power should be considered as an alternative to ‘ugly and unreliable’ wind farms according to Clwyd West MP David Jones.
The pretext that they will provide masses of essential energy is totally unjustified and untrue. They will provide only ludicrously small amounts of power compared to the visual damage they will cause for future generations.
A PARISH Council is defying government rules which it claims deny its members the right to consider wind farm applications on its patch.
A wind farm proposed for Caithness has become the first scheme to lose out to Highland Council's new guidelines on renewable energy.