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PEOPLE power has blown away plans for a huge windfarm development in Dalmellington.
Residents' opposition to plans for more wind turbines at Parc Cynog windfarm near Pendine is growing stronger with two petitions now being lodged. But despite strong local feeling against plans by Nuon Renewables to add six turbines to the site, Llanddowror Community Council voted by three votes to two with three abstentions to support the application currently awaiting consideration by Carmarthenshire Council.
CAMPAIGNERS have reacted angrily to renewed proposals for a wind farm in Essex – even though they have been scaled down.
Figures from Ofgem for Cefn Croes, from March to September 2005, say the 39 wind turbines gave an overall output of 14 megawatts. The grounds given for planning approval said output would be bigger than 50 megawatts.
A WEALTHY laird is set to pocket up to £5.5million by allowing a German energy firm to build a windfarm on his land.
David Cameron wants one; Malcolm Wicks, the energy minister, has applied for one and this week there is a full-scale Commons row about miniature wind turbines, among other forms of do-it-yourself energy generation.
Government plans to boost renewable energy will hit ano ther snag this week with the decision of Scotland’s largest conservation group to come out for the first time against a wind farm. The National Trust for Scotland (NTS), which has 291,000 members, is objecting to an application to erect 17 turbines on Knoweside Hill, two and a half miles from Culzean Castle in Ayrshire.
The impact of wind farms on the landscape of Northumberland is to be discussed by MPs at Westminster.
Families in a conservation village have come out fighting against plans which could pave the way for a nine-turbine wind farm on their doorstep.
CERES is the latest area in north east Fife being considered as the location of a windfarm.
Tony Blair, before Christmas 2005, admitted that wind power was not effective in the fight against global warming. Think on it.
Images released by opponents of a proposed wind farm in Somerset claim to show the real impact of the controversial scheme. A planning application is expected to be lodged with Sedgemoor District Council at the beginning of next week for the five-turbine scheme between Brent Knoll and Burnham-on-Sea.
A Debate about whether windfarms and wild land are compatible is to be held in Aberdeen.
The energy minister is doing it. David Cameron's doing it. People are blogging it. Is DIY power generation going to be the next big thing?
A Formal application for a £50million windfarm close to Lochan Shira reservoir, near Dalmally in Argyll, has been lodged with the Scottish Executive.
Welsh Conservatives today called on the Labour Party to clear up growing confusion over whether it supports the controversial Gwynt y Môr wind farm off the North Wales coast.
TORIES yesterday accused Labour of confusion over backing for the controversial wind farms off the North Wales coast.
A CAMPAIGN to fight plans to build the region's most powerful wind farm at North Charlton has been boosted by a landmark decision in Cumbria.
THE prospect of a windfarm in Auchtermuchty has moved a step closer after an energy firm announced plans to erect a test mast.
Politicians are instinctively uncomfortable with the long view. They tend to think in much shorter spans that coincide with the spaces between elections. So, meeting the demand in many energy company boardrooms for greater strategic clarity is not going to be easy.