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Coal is being lauded suddenly as the commodity that can wean us off a dependency on energy supplies from the volatile Middle East and even save the earth from global warming.
Support remained strong for renewable forms of energy like wind power but 44 percent said they were not prepared to pay extra for so-called "green" energy.
A leading critic of windfarm policy yesterday attacked Highland Council's plans for three massive wind parks containing most of the region's future turbine developments.
A WINDFARM off North Wales will not be completed for another two years, while another scheme to build more than 200 wind turbines at nearby Gwynt y M?r could be shelved, according to reports
Beset by high costs, the Government's great hope for clean, sustainable electricity is drifting out to sea
ROOFTOP wind turbines may have become the accessory of choice among “greener than thou” politicians, but a new study suggests that they are not only incapable of saving the planet but may even damage your house.
The Scottish countryside is gripped by a power struggle over new pylons that is posing a huge dilemma for green activists, writes Kenny Farquharson
Please help preserve the West Coast of Scotland by spending no more than two minutes of your time e-objecting via our web site www.stoplargiewindfarm.com to an application for seven 362ft turbines in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The value of objections from potential US tourists is hugely valuable and should not be underestimated.
More than half of the first phase of the UK's offshore wind farms will be built two years late, at the earliest.
Public pressure has convinced Highland Council to curb its hunger for windfarms, but not enough according to opponents of giant turbines.
RESIDENTS high on the moors above Penistone, near the site of a proposed giant windfarm, are to form a protest group to lobby against the plans.
The machines will totally dominate the landscape for four or five miles around, will be visible up to twenty miles away and will seriously affect the ambience and spirituality of St. Peter’s on the Wall which is the oldest church of its type in the world
People are more worried about the soaring cost of their household energy than their health, according to a new survey.
A CROFTING community in the Western Isles is set to win a five-year battle to buy a Lewis estate, earmarked as part of the site for Europe's largest wind farm.
But Scottish & Southern Energy insisted an upgrade of the pylons was needed to carry the expected upsurge in renewable energy, generated mainly by wind farms, into the national grid. It said burying the line would be too costly.
A GAUNTLET thrown down by a Brent Knoll wind farm protest group has been seized by the developers - who have warned "we will show them".
Civilisation has probably used windpower since before the invention of the wheel, so the reality today is strong objection to modern windfarms in obviously ridiculous places.
John Quigley, the Scottish secretary of Amicus, has said that the union is sceptical about relying on renewable energy - wind and wave power - to fill the gap when nuclear stations have to be decommissioned.
AIRTRICITY, the wind energy company, will raise up to €200m before the summer. NTR and Quinn Group are expected to participate in the massive funding round, putting up €101m and €30m of the money sought respectively, writes Brian Carey.
PLANS to create the world's largest community-owned wind farm in Shetland, at an estimated cost of £1 billion, are to be presented to planners this summer.