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Council Backs Wind Plans

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.
15 Mar 2006

Windfarm is Inefficient

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.
14 Mar 2006

National Trust opposes wind farm

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.
12 Mar 2006

Turbines Will Tower Over Us

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.
10 Mar 2006

Power from the people

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?
9 Mar 2006
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