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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.
A politician is pledging his support to a group opposing a proposed wind farm.
Communities in Powys that will be seriously affected by wind farm development should receive windfall payments from developers of £5,000 for every megawatt of energy produced, county councillors have decided.
"However, it has to be remembered that wind farms alter the landscape massively and are not a problem free solution, they generate noise and other environmental difficulties and should be sited as far away from settlements as possible."
OPPONENTS of plans to build a wind farm in the heart of the picturesque South Pennines were celebrating last night after council officers recommended that planning permission should be refused.
A Highland community fears councillors could be prejudiced in favour of a windfarm plan because the Highland Council is negotiating with the renewable energy company over provision of a potential shared access.
Major plans to house a second wind farm on the outskirts of a North Devon village have been unveiled. British wind energy company Coronation Power is proposing to site up to four 400ft turbines at Wheelers Cross, just over a mile east of Bradworthy, capable of generating power to about 10,000 homes.
He says "Winston Churchill once said that we in England have a countryside worth dying for. And I'd be damn well wiling to do just that, to stop the turbines."
COUNTY Council Chairman Jimmy Curtis bitterly denounced his accusers at a council meeting on Monday. 'The finger has been pointed at me,' said an angry Cllr. Curtis, speaking during a brief debate on the strategy for wind farms, which had divided parts of rural Wexford into those for and those against.
Campaigners fighting for a four- turbine community wind farm to be built in the Swansea Valley say they will present a strong case at the public inquiry. Last year Neath Port Talbot Council threw out moves to develop a wind farm at Mynydd y Gwrhyd. Now the Assembly's stand on wind farms is to be put to the test.
Powys Council has barred one of its councillors from debating and voting on planning applications relating to wind farms.
TWO major wind turbine developments are being proposed for the Lynemouth area.
A COUNCILLOR last night claimed the government's refusal to reveal when it will decide on a proposed windfarm shows "a lack of respect to the people of Wales".
RESIDENTS came out in force this week to object to plans to build the North East's most powerful wind farm near North Charlton. Most of the 180 people who packed into the Northumberland Hall on Tuesday night voted to oppose npower renewables' 18-turbine plan for Middlemoor.
Company airs its vision for a £40m wind farm
Protesters have re-launched a campaign to fight plans for three giant wind turbines in Waunarlwydd. The village's wind farm pressure group has been put back on track at a hastily arranged meeting.
Villagers concerned about the impact of seven proposed wind turbines in rural Notts turned out in force to oppose the plans.