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A Barnstaple artist is swapping her paintbrush for walking boots next month as she tours every proposed, prospective or approved wind turbine site in Devon.
Pairc Crofters has leased its rights in the land to a company called Pairc Renewables which, in turn, has leased wind-farm rights to an electricity generating company. The effect is that the crofters of Pairc Trust can exercise the right given to them under Scottish land reform legislation to buy the land, but cannot benefit from renewable energy payments.
Planners are recommending an objection be lodged to revised plans for 71 wind turbines in the Ae Forest.
THE world's biggest renewable energy developer has been given the go-ahead to start weather tests at Netherwitton, which could lead to a windfarm within three years.
...neither ScottishPower nor energy minister Allan Wilson bothered to mention that it will cost electricity users more than £700,000 a week (£38m per year) in subsidies (equivalent to £190 per "household" per year).
Engineers were yesterday granted permission by the Scottish Executive to build the largest onshore windfarm in Europe, after they agreed to erect a new radar tower for Glasgow airport.
The developers had built their case on three claims: the amount of electricity their machine would generate, how many homes it would supply, and the carbon dioxide emissions it would save. I presented the inquiry with a paper comparing these claims with official figures, to show how each had been exaggerated to a quite laughable degree.
I am not a member of the 'not in my backyard' brigade and if wind power does offer hope for the planet, then the mills' hypnotic presence might be a price worth paying. But the spread of these unsightly structures seems a metaphor for many of our current efforts. They are attention-grabbers that cannot even support local community needs, let alone make much impact on our current energy-guzzling assault on the planet.
Billionaire Donald Trump was last night facing further criticism from environmental campaigners after it emerged that a major commuter road may be rerouted to accommodate his world-class golf complex.
The American billionaire also revealed that the course would be accessible to the public, but he reiterated his opposition to any wind-farm development off the coast.
PLANS have been drawn up for six 100-metre high wind turbines at a controversial site near Allonby, following two years of research.
Up to 1,000 leaflets have been delivered to homes by campaigners battling to stop the region's first wind farm being located in Cannock Chase.
Even if I don’t really get the finer points of the equation, I can see that the sums fail to add up in a quite spectacular way. You spend forty grand; you get back a couple of hundred pounds a year in return for a clear conscience.
THE drive to make "Scotland the Saudi Arabia of renewable energy" took a huge step forward yesterday, when plans to construct Europe's biggest onshore wind farm were approved by ministers.
SENIOR officials from Donald Trump's organisation will today hold talks with the developers of the giant offshore wind farm that might destroy the tycoon's dream of building the "world's greatest golf course" in Scotland.
If Scotland really wants to be the best small country in an increasingly competitive world, we have to present ourselves professionally and use every asset we have to grab what is going. Alternatively, we can sit back and watch developments like the Trump project go to England, France or Spain. Then will we be happy?
AN ACTION group set up to oppose a controversial wind farm has been asked to take down some of its protest signs.
IS this a "wind"-up? A shock Stena announcement has revealed plans to erect a row of giant wind turbines along Holyhead breakwater, which could be the only way to save the crumbling harbour wall.
A PUBLIC inquiry into plans for two huge wind turbines on the moors above Edgworth will close next month, The original four-day inquiry, which began at the Barlow Institute on February 28, overran and was adjourned.
a wind farm on moors above Bacup would be a "devastating blow" for the area, a leading councillor says.