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Moratorium call over exploding wind turbine ‘tinderbox' fears

The turbine explosion, apparently caused by a braking system malfunction, occurred on a development owned by Infinis Wind Holdings, the company behind the Windy Edge proposal. ..."The Ayrshire turbine was 100 metres high and the blaze raged for around 20 minutes before the fire brigade arrived to extinguish it," claimed Mr McGregor.
18 Dec 2011

Wind farm damages action settled

A couple have settled a High Court damages action against the owners and operators of a wind farm they say drove them from their farmhouse home with its "unbearable" noise. A judge was told the terms of the settlement agreed by tenant farmers Sarah Jane and Julian Davis were strictly confidential.
30 Nov 2011

Developers accused of divisive tactics in plans for wind farm

Protesters have accused developers behind contentious plans for a £35m wind farm near the Yorkshire coast of a campaign of divide and rule to ensure opposition fades away. The proposals to build as many as 14 475ft-high turbines on agricultural land close to Hunmanby, near Filey, have caused a public outcry.
7 Nov 2011

Survey shows resident's opposition to wind farm

Nick Woolmington, chairman of NOPilrow, said: "The evidence is overwhelming in that the vast majority of local residents do not want this monstrous intrusion of what is nothing less than a vast industrial complex set in the heart of the green belt Somerset countryside."
4 Nov 2011

Work starts on access road to Mynydd y Betws wind farm

Lorries are carrying stone along the A474 between Pontardawe and Cwmgors for a road which will lead to the 15-turbine Mynydd y Bettws wind farm. One local resident said dishes were "shaking off the walls" in his house, with others claiming members of the public were not consulted properly.
3 Nov 2011

School turbine may be removed

A replacement turbine - which would be put out to tender to a private firm - would cost more than £200,000. Last month Lib Dem councillors Alan Blair and Ciano Rebecchi branded the turbine a 'local embarrassment'.
1 Nov 2011

Why build wind turbines at all?

No one would build wind turbines unless they were guaranteed a huge government subsidy paid for through household bills. If the 10,000 wind turbines, as promised by the government are built, then customers can expect their bills to rise by hundreds of pounds. Of course the government and the power companies will ensure that these "green taxes" are not detailed on the bills. What will we be left with when the subsidies run out?
30 Oct 2011

Firm drops wind farm planned for raptor site

RSPB said the proposal would have caused significant harm to the site if it had gone ahead. It said the hen harrier is one of the most persecuted birds of prey in the UK and is designated "red status", meaning it has the highest conservation priority.
27 Oct 2011

Plans to spend millions on wind farm gets short shrift

Coun Greaves said: "All these schemes are notoriously inefficient and none of them would be constructed were it not for the government chucking huge sums of money at them in subsidies. "They will have an adverse effect on house prices and there is the destruction of the countryside to consider - they are a noisy eyesore.
27 Oct 2011

Bid for third wind farm turned down

Maldon district councillors and hundreds of campaigners believe the cumulative effect of three wind farms in the Dengie would leave the Maldon district with a vulgar landscape, traffic problems and a scarred environment. But the company planning the third wind farm will appeal the decision.
27 Oct 2011

New wind turbine drop 'alarming'

The number of wind turbines being refused planning permission by local authorities is "alarming", according to a renewable energy industry body. RenewableUK said approvals fell from 58% of the applied-for capacity in the year 2008-09 and 57% in 2009-10, to 39% in 2010-11.
25 Oct 2011
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