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TWENTY giant wind turbines CAN now be built at Conisholme Fen, the government has said. The Ecotricity scheme was backed by East Lindsey District Council in a controversial move last October.
WIND turbines could be built in all parts of Huntingdonshire, according to a new strategy being considered by the district council.
This report is based on data provided by the International Energy Agency, the Department of Trade & Industry, the Royal Academy of Engineering, Princeton University and a number of other respected sources. It sets out an agenda for Government in the short term and the long term, answering the key issues raised by the Government's current Energy Review related to power generation: the economy, the environment and security of supply.
This report surveys the intense debate now taking place as to why the chosen strategy is not achieving its objectives. We believe that a principal factor is to be found in the increasingly controversial renewable energy policy, which is widely criticised for its lack of balance and its over-emphasis on onshore wind at the expense of other technologies.
The 80m (262ft) structures were planned for land at Den Brook, but West Devon Borough Council received nearly 3,000 letters of objection.
Campaigners fighting plans for six wind turbines near a mountain bike centre in south Wales are looking to visitors to back their fight to stop the scheme.
Scottish and Southern Energy claims the line needs to be upgraded to allow windfarms to link to the national grid.
Thousands of people have objected to the scheme which objectors claim would ruin the appearance of the countryside and harm wildlife.
"The design ups the ante for windfarm proposals. The park has been given special status because it is a special area, and any proposal would have to have a special reason to be accepted by the executive."
But can we respectfully suggest that anyone involved in a decision to put 236 turbines, each 540ft tall, nine miles offshore here, might like to assess the visual impact first.
A GOVERNMENT minister admitted he didn't realise turbines planned for a massive windfarm off the North Wales coast would stand higher than Blackpool Tower.
The proposed site, complete with computer graphics showing the turbines and towers, showed a pretty rural setting changed to a scene from Star Wars.
"The local community is small and widespread and they do not have the manpower or resources to create effective opposition. "Should these developments go ahead they will have a huge impact on the cultural, landscape, tourist and recreational assets and interests of this area."
CAMPAIGNERS battling to prevent a wind farm being built in Denshaw are furious that many of their supporters could be prevented from attending a crucial meeting.
RESIDENTS of Denby Dale and surrounding villages were astonished to read the statements by Caroline Lucas Euro-MP about wind energy. She seems to be one of a dwindling number still under the misapprehension that wind turbines are in any way "green".
"If they go ahead it will cause serious devaluation of properties in the area. I understand that wind energy is probably going to be the thing of the future, but they are just too big for this area. I can't see that anyone in the local area is going to benefit from them apart from the greedy landowners."
CAMPAIGNERS against a proposed Greenock wind farm say a Scottish Office Reporter has turned it down — but the Scottish Executive could still approve it.
Arguments are raging over a proposed wind farm in North Devon. Local residents think the company behind the scheme isn't supplying the necessary information about the plan. But, as John Bevir reports, the company disagrees.
If newspaper letters pages and protest marches were an accurate reflection of general public feeling, a remarkably large percentage of the population is against wind farms.
DECISION day is looming over a wind farm on picturesque moorland.