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THE world's biggest renewable energy developer is investigating sites for new windfarms near Longhirst and Netherwitton.
THERE are now at least SEVEN firm proposals for multi-turbine windfarms in Northumberland, with a further two possible schemes revealed. Aluminium giant Alcan and Scottish Power are hoping to erect 16 turbines each 120 metres tall on land West of the smelter at Lynemouth.
A GOVERNMENT minister was today accused of "lying" over a proposed multi-million pound wind farm for Greenock.
A Planning committee chairman was yesterday forced to use his casting vote to ensure wind speed tests can continue at two sites in Lochaber.
PROTESTERS are celebrating after a plan for a giant windfarm on the Pennine moors was rejected.
PLANNING officials are being swamped with around 50 objections a day to a proposed new wind farm on a Lothian estate.
By excluding from council business any councillor who can be considered to have a "prejudicial interest", the code is now being widely used to silence councillors who wish to speak on behalf of the communities they represent.
CAMPAIGNERS who oppose plans to extend the Blaen Bowi wind farm near Newcastle Emlyn are stepping up their fight this week.
Plans to build a wind farm at a Greater Manchester beauty spot have been rejected by councillors.
A pioneering green energy firm misled consumers about the amount of power generated by its wind turbines, a watchdog has ruled.
ENERGY giant E.ON UK, bidding to build the controversial wind farm on Denshaw Moor, has been caught red-handed after voting a staggering 104 times in our opinion poll.
We are constantly hearing news which further illustrates what a scam wind turbine industry is.
IT sounds like a bizarre sacrificial ritual from a 1970s horror film. But the effigy to be burnt at Auchencorth Moss in Midlothian is not a wicker man - but a wicker turbine.
While these claims provide amusement for most of us, the worry is that those in power tend to be the only ones who believe them.
Windfarm campaigners are again opposing a company's plans to carry out further tests at two possible turbine sites in Lochaber.
A SECOND wind farm of giant turbines could be built in South Gloucestershire as the drive for renewable energy sources gathers momentum. Spanish-owned Gamesa Energy is seeking planning consent to build a test turbine at Walning Farm, at Olveston, to check the potential of the site for generating electricity.
AIRTRICITY, the renewable energy firm, has decided to withdraw from the residential electricity market, citing “market and regulatory failure”.
Equally undemocratic is the revolution in local government brought about by the rules from Mr Prescott which allow "monitoring officers" to exclude any councillor from debates in which they are deemed to have a "prejudicial interest". This includes any councillor who has previously expressed any view on the issue, or even who can be shown to have discussed it with members of the public before it comes up for debate.
MORE than 7500 postcards urging people to object against plans to build a £40 million wind farm on a Lothian estate have been distributed in Penicuik.
NEWTOWN County Councillor Bob Mills has been barred by Powys County Council from discussing or voting on Wind Farm planning applications.