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Residents lose dock access to wind farm developers

A number of local fishermen and charter boats had been using the pontoon and stone steps into Barrow's deepwater Belfast Berth. But since the area has been rented out to two wind farm developers, the fishermen are unable to get to the dockside. ...we now have high-security style fences more befitting a nuclear facility.
6 Jul 2010

More time to give wind farm views

Campaigners fighting plans to build a wind farm next to one of Britain's most historic battlefields have welcomed news residents have more time to put their views across. Electricity firm Eon submitted plans to Daventry District Council to build seven wind turbines close to the Battle of Naseby site earlier this year.
3 Jul 2010

Government no to Lakes wind farm

Opponents of a plan to site a wind farm on the edge of the Lake District National Park have welcomed a Government decision to reject the bid. ...CNP's Amy Peters said: "While renewable energy is a crucial part of the fight against climate change, developments must be sited sensitively in or near to our most precious landscapes."
3 Jul 2010

Change in the air for wind farm plan

A blueprint for a wind farm in Chronicle Country has been cut almost in half after public opposition to the scheme. The new proposal drawn up by the Co-operative Group has slashed the number of wind turbines from 16 to ten, following consultations with concerned residents.
25 Jun 2010

Pickles rejects plans to build wind farm on green belt land

Wakefield Council had already turned down an application to build five wind turbines on land to the west of Westfield Lane at Darrington, near Pontefract. The council's decision was challenged by applicant Banks Renewables and went to a public inquiry which culminated in a second rejection by a planning inspector.
24 Jun 2010

Residents face snub as go-ahead urged for wind turbine projects

Concerned residents in two areas of Barnsley have objected to plans for new wind turbines in their communities. Plans have been submitted for one turbine at the new Darton Advanced Learning Centre (ALC), which is currently under construction, and for two turbines to provide energy for the Bullhouse Mill business complex in Millhouse Green, near Penistone.
23 Jun 2010

This is no place for wind turbines, say defenders of conservation area

Campaign groups have called for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to be made "no-go" areas for wind turbines ahead of a key meeting this week. The Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and the Scottish Campaign for National Parks are worried by a draft local plan that highlights a large number of areas potentially suitable for turbines.
21 Jun 2010

Huge wind turbines to fill seascape

Massive wind turbines with blade spans that dwarf the London Eye could one day feature in the Westcountry seascape. Measuring 500ft tall with a diameter of 475ft, engineers say the new off-shore turbines, pictured left, are due to appear in British waters within the next two years.
21 Jun 2010

Turbines grind to a halt after power fault

Eight wind turbines near Swaffham stopped spinning and more than 3,000 households lost power after a cable fault occurred in the electricity network. People living in the North Pickenham area experienced several short interruptions to their energy supplies when the problem arose at about 2.50pm on Friday.
21 Jun 2010

Firms paid to shut down wind farms when the wind is blowing

Energy firms will receive thousands of pounds a day per wind farm to turn off their turbines because the National Grid cannot use the power they are producing. Critics of wind farms have seized on the revelation as evidence of the unsuitability of turbines to meet the UK's energy needs in the future. They claim that the 'intermittent' nature of wind makes such farms unreliable providers of electricity.
20 Jun 2010

SeaEnergy pulls out of wind farm projects

SeaEnergy, the Aberdeen group, yesterday announced it was pulling out of offshore wind farm development citing difficulties in raising the cash needed to fund projects. It is a dramatic about-turn for the company, formerly oil and gas group Ramco, which became the UK's first quoted pure offshore wind business last September.
19 Jun 2010

Pendle wind farm plans scaled back

A new wind farm project promoted by telecoms giant BT has been scaled back, the Lancashire Telegraph can reveal. But the phone magnate is still confident that the proposed turbines, reduced from four to three for a site at Moor Isles Farm, will be of significant environmental benefit.
18 Jun 2010

Decision time for Northumberland holiday complex

A flagship holiday complex planned for the Northumberland countryside is set to be approved tomorrow - despite a claim that it will be built too close to a major wind farm. Supporters of the eco-friendly Waterfalls park and equestrian centre next to the A68 near Wark say it will attract high-spending tourists ...However, a decision was put on hold three months ago following an objection from energy company Wind Prospect Developments.
15 Jun 2010

Tear down these windmills, Mr Huhne

Both Germany and Denmark are moving away from wind power because they have not been able to get the amount of power from them they had thought. And yet we continue to move in the opposite direction. I am all in favour of renewable energy. I'd far rather get our energy from clean sources in preference to carbon belching power stations. But wind power has been proved not to work, so why do we persist with the fallacy that it is.
13 Jun 2010

Duke of Roxburghe tells of wind farm 'frustration'

The Duke of Roxburghe, whose family seat is Floors Castle near Kelso, hopes North British Windfarm will be given permission to build 48 turbines on part of his 60,000 hectare estate in the Lammermuir Hills in the Scottish Borders. However, after seven years in the planning system the project has still not been given the green light, and up to 400 people are expected to join a protest march against the scheme on Saturday.
11 Jun 2010
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