Articles filed under Offshore Wind from UK
A legal challenge from RSPB Scotland to the granting of consent for four major offshore wind farms has been upheld. The bird protection charity had objected to the Scottish Government’s consent for the developments in the Forth and Tay regions.
"The constant, extremely loud thudding 'heartbeat' late into the night, night after night from pile driving the new crop of these monsters is hardly evidence of whoever is behind this scheme showing any consideration for the residents of Wirral. "These wind farms are rapidly becoming an ugly blot on what is otherwise a beautiful view along the Wirral coastline."
Developer Dong Energy, which is majority-owned by the Danish state, said it had taken a final decision to proceed with the 1.2 gigawatt project that would be capable of powering one million homes and create 2,000 jobs during construction.
A Mersey diver’s death at an off-shore wind farm is to be re-investigated after authorities wrongly ruled that he died from an undiagnosed heart condition. Stephen O’Malley was throttled when his neck dam ring, connected to his helmet, tightened as he worked in the North Sea, off the German shore, more than three years ago.
Navitus Bay project director Stuart Grant said today: "After careful consideration, Navitus Bay has chosen not to challenge the decision by the Secretary of State to refuse consent for the proposed wind park.
Fishermen say they are being priced out of a port used by their ancestors for centuries to make way for energy firms running large off-shore wind farms. ...Boat owners put the blame on the Association of British Ports for giving priority at Lowestoft in Suffolk to the wind farm industry.
Gannets have been found to fly higher above the sea when searching for food which makes them vulnerable to turbine blades
In the UK this August, two massive offshore wind developments were thrown into tumult. ...The Crown Estate plans to have at least 10 GW of offshore wind capacity in the water by 2020. Industry observers aren’t as optimistic, pointing out that the UK’s new Conservative government has announced plans to end its renewables obligation support for onshore wind by April 2016
The UK government has halted the 970MW Navitus Bay project being developed off the coast of Dorset, southern England. The decision has been announced by the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) following a recommendation from the Planning Inspectorate that consent be refused.
South West MEP Ashley Fox visited Bournemouth to join the fight against the wind farm and urged residents to lobby the Government before it was too late.
"Alex Salmond is abusing his power by having these horrendous wind turbines littering Scotland." Referring to a drop in the price of oil, he added: "The technology is obsolete, they didn't work at $100 a barrel and they certainly don't work at $50 a barrel."
An energy firm has pledged to press ahead with developing one of the world’s largest offshore windfarms off the Scottish coast despite a major setback of missing out on a Government subsidy.
"The [International Union for the Conservation of Nature] feel that the wind park would significantly impact on visitors' experience and appreciation of the property in its wider natural setting ...They assert that the development would put the UK in breach of the World Heritage Convention. This would, of course, be a highly undesirable outcome."
Mr Chope said he wanted to stop further developments like the Navitus Bay wind farm proposed near his Christchurch constituency. He said: "This Bill ... would ensure such obscenities would not be able to be brought forward again in the future with all the uncertainty that generates for local people.
The turbines need to idle slowly when temperatures plunge in calm conditions to stop ice forming and to power hydraulic systems that turn the blades into the wind.
Burbo Bank project will consist of 32 extra turbines A wind farm extension will be built off the coast of Merseyside.
Developer RWE Innogy said it was in talks with a several potential partners to build the Galloper wind farm, despite shelving the project two months ago.
Keith Anderson says company's East Anglia project is being scaled back and claims Government budget limits mean wind farms that do get built will be unnecessarily expensive
An open floor hearing on the proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park, hosted by the Planning Inspectorate. Jeopardising the Jurassic Coast's World Heritage status and posing a risk to navigation were among the concerns raised today about the proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park development.
RenewableUK has issued a stark warning to the government over the future of the offshore wind industry, after RWE added another project to the growing list of schemes that have fallen victim to policy uncertainty. RWE on Friday announced it had shelved plans to invest in the Galloper offshore wind farm