Articles filed under General from UK

Job losses not ruled out by turbine company

The company, which employs around 200 people on the Isle of Wight at its research and development centre in Stag Lane, is undergoing a major international restructure and reducing its workforce to match expected tougher conditions next year.
31 Oct 2012

Welsh turbine debate reignited over power line plan

Every morning, when livestock farmer Olwyn Lewis checks on his cattle and sheep, he is confronted by a horizon dotted with 113 wind turbines. Far from being upset by their presence, Mr Lewis is working with a power company to site three turbines on his own farm to provide an additional source of income.
19 Oct 2012

Green Investment Bank reins in off-shore windfarm funding

Britain's Green Investment Bank plans to channel funds for offshore wind projects that are already operating ...The intention to focus on financing wind farms only after they're operating is a "surprise" to the industry, which hoped the institution would back projects before they're built when risks are higher.
19 Oct 2012

Wind turbines could sound death knell for peat firm

"The owners want windmills to go up and while we're not against that, I've basically been told that the peat-cutting business will end when they start the construction works. "The problem is that we do not have a long-term lease for the land - it runs on a year-to-year basis."
19 Oct 2012

Major south Norfolk wind farm turned down on appeal

Developer TCI Renewables decided to appeal the decision, but today the planning inspector Zoe Hill concluded that the appeal should be thrown out. She said that while planning policies weighed heavily in favour of renewable energy projects, the plans still fell down on key areas, mainly the impact on nearby homes.
15 Oct 2012

8,000 sign Anglesey petition against wind turbines

Opponents of wind turbine development on Anglesey have drawn up a petition they say has been signed by more than a tenth of the island's population. Campaign group Anglesey Against Wind Turbines said nearly 8,000 people support their call for limits on commercial wind turbines.
11 Oct 2012

Fury erupts over wind turbine proposals for Ipswich

Around 300 people turned out for an emergency meeting yesterday, organised by campaign group Stop Ipswich Turbines (SIT), to show their strength of feeling against the project. Partnerships for Renewables is working with Ipswich Borough Council, which owns the land between Pinewood and Belstead, to site the pair of turbines.
1 Oct 2012

Fullabrook noise testing reveals wind farm is too noisy

The country's biggest on shore wind farm is too noisy according to the results of noise testing, it has been revealed today (Tuesday). But North Devon Council (NDC), as the local planning authority, could not confirm whether this breach of the wind farm's planning regulations would see them forcing Fullabrook Wind Farm to close.
25 Sep 2012

Don't be fooled by wind farm windfall

Do none of these Mooney-like green zealots realise the idea of having one of these obscene blots [wind farms] on the landscape located close to you is about as attractive as living in the central reservation of your nearest motorway? There is considerable evidence that shows these turbines are not just undesirable, they're positively dangerous.
23 Sep 2012
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