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Church of England commissioners are facing a growing backlash over their involvement in plans for a massive wind farm south of Hawick. The bulk of land involved, if the Scottish Government greenlights the scheme, belongs to the Church of England.
David Sulman is director of the Stirling-based UK Forest Products Association, which represents 60 British companies, one-third of them located in Scotland. He accused the FCS of risking "a rapid decline of the domestic wood processing industry" by failing to plan for future stocks of commercial conifers.
VETO spokesman John Cooke said: “VETO will work closely with the reVOLT group as sadly many people will be directly affected by both plans. However, we do need a separate group for three reasons: we need to quickly make the community aware that this is another, different and way more significant development. It is also at a much earlier stage than Temple Hill and finally the Fulbeck Airfield project is so large, it straddles two District County Council areas.”
The National Trust has written to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council to register its objections to the scheme to erect five turbines at Bank Field near to Guisborough. The Trust is the second organisation to throw its weight behind objectors hoping to derail Banks Renewables plans.
Rotor blades from hundreds of wind turbines in Scotland could end up being buried in the ground at the end of their working life, according to a report from council officials. Because blades are constructed from complex materials, they are more difficult and expensive to recycle than other parts of a turbine.
As the backlash against rising energy bills has intensified, subsidies shelled out on renewable generation have come under close scrutiny. ...if the cost of generating electricity from those renewables sources doesn't fall substantially, then the cost to government of subsidising that energy mix could be untenable.
A wind farm developer has denied paying money to supporters as he defended hiring people to assess backing for a controversial project. Ministers refused Spittal Hill Wind Farm Ltd permission to build a 30-turbine wind farm in Caithness last year, but the company has now re-submitted plans for seven turbines near the village of Spittal.
Campaigners battling against plans to build a wind farm near the villages of Molesworth and Bythorn expect they will have to wait several months before they find out if they have been successful.
Renewables - Nevermind the looks, do they work reliably and economically. Here are some clues- UK has 5,000+ wind turbines, on average they supply just 5% of our demand but they fluctuate between 13% and 0%.
The action group thanked those who have supported their campaign over the last three years and have helped them to raise £70,000 to fight the application from RWE Npower Renewables – which are currently appealing against HDC’s decision to reject their proposal.
Energy experts condemned use of small wind turbines after Telegraph reveals many are so inefficient they will never repay their value, costing taxpayer hundreds of thousands of pounds
Npower chief warns over blackouts as second supplier says carbon tax worsening situation by forcing coal-fired power plants to close. "Will we get through this winter? Yes. Will we get through next winter? I don't know," Mr Massara said
Speculation about the future of the controversial offshore wind farm being opposed by tycoon Donald Trump intensified today as the developers announced a two year delay in their plans to connect the scheme to the National Grid. Concerns about the fate of the £230 million Aberdeen Bay wind farm project were first raised earlier this year when Swedish company Vattenfall announced plans to put its in the venture up for sale.
German power giant RWE said Tuesday it has decided not to go ahead with a plans to build a gigantic wind farm in the Bristol Channel on Britain's west coast. "RWE Innogy has reviewed the Atlantic Array Project and the Round 3 Bristol Channel Zone," RWE said in statement.
Mr Pringle, an npower customer, had written to the firm asking what percentage of his bill goes towards wind power and “how efficient is wind power.” In reply, the company said: “There is no answer as to how efficient wind power (sic) so therefore we can not answer this question.”
Street pastors have been drafted in to help keep the peace during a public debate on wind energy amid concerns that emotions might boil over into violence.
Press coverage of wind energy may have raised questions about its cost and efficacy. Ministers may have promised month after month that local opinion is important and that turbines should be sited the right, appropriate places. Yet on the ground, where it matters, the green rush has continued. This enthusiasm, sad to report, is not propelled by any kind of idealism, but by the unimaginably large financial rewards on offer over the next 25 years.
Jubilant villagers are celebrating victory in a three year war against the developers, Wind Ventures Ltd. But they are still picking themselves up from a legacy of blighted home sales, lives having to be put on hold – and paying off a £40,000 bill for lawyers and experts who represented them at a planning inquiry.
Councillors in Torridge have withdrawn their support for the Atlantic Array project - a wind farm proposed off the North Devon coast. Earlier this month Torridge District Council voted not to raise objections.
Campaigners from across the country are poised to besiege the SNP conference to call for a rethink of the Scottish Government's windfarm policy, with a large representation expected from an area last night described as the "last bastion" in the fight against major developments.