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Borders planning chiefs have said a decision to overturn their rejection of wind farm plans near Stow could encourage future developments.
RESIDENTS in conservation areas could be allowed to erect rooftop wind turbines without planning permission, under plans to encourage people to generate renewable energy. The move could see some of Scotland’s most historic skylines blighted by the generators, which are the size of a satellite dish.
Belsize Park's Ethical Man, Justin Rowlatt, is blaming the council for blowing his eco-friendly experiment off course. As part of BBC2's Newsnight programme Mr Rowlatt has agreed to spend a year living as environmental a lifestyle as possible. But Camden Council's planning department is making heavy weather of his efforts to install a £1,500 wind turbine on the side of his house in Park Hill Road.
A West Yorkshire council says it plans to become the first in England to install wind turbines on the roof of its buildings in a bid to save money.
A STORM has broken out over proposals to erect wind turbines on a £2.5m new enterprise centre.
New developments would have to generate at least 10% of their energy from on-site renewable sources under new guidelines proposed by ministers....Ministers want councils to say which areas they think are suitable or unsuitable for wind farms.
A day before the Westminster government is expected to set out its plans for Britain's energy future, Malcolm Chisholm, the Communities Minister, is to outline new regulations intended to steer applicants away from protected and sensitive locations to reduce the potential for conflict with communities and environment campaigners.
When the turbines go up, it’s not just the scenery that suffers, it's the atmosphere too. Ed Douglas reveals the environmental costs of wind power
IT is time for UK governments to take a serious look at how we manage the seas. The current position is shambolic.......The sea is particularly important to Wales because she has a disproportionately long and beautiful coastline and also has a disproportionately high dependency on the tourism industry.
Editor's Note: Recently updated, Elizabeth Mann's extensive research on the deceptive measures employed by proponents of industrial wind energy in the UK at both the national and local level should prove quite useful to opponents of wind energy in the UK.
PLANS FOR the first wind farm in Angus were approved last night after a marathon meeting in Forfar.
The country's most famous landscape is being put at risk because National Park chiefs are refusing to back plans for a small wind turbine aimed at teaching people about renewable energy, it has been claimed.
Plans for an electricity substation in Kent to connect one of the world's biggest wind farms to the national grid have been turned down.....Leader of Swale council, Andrew Bowles, said the substation would have a substantial environmental impact.
A7 Energy's appeal against the Easington District Council for refusing to grant planning permission with respect to a wind plant consisting of 2 x 2.3MW turbines was dismissed by D. L. Burrows, an inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. The principal reason for dismissal was adverse impact the turbines would have on the activities of Shotten airfield.
A MISUNDERSTANDING has led to an IW Council officer's report appearing to rule out wind energy for the Island.
A wind farm proposed for Caithness has become the first scheme to lose out to Highland Council's new guidelines on renewable energy.
THE number of windfarms in Cumbria is set to double under targets set by the North West Regional Assembly.
Planners are recommending an objection be lodged to revised plans for 71 wind turbines in the Ae Forest.
Seven out of 11 potential wind farm sites could to be dropped from a blueprint for renewable energy schemes in the Highlands.
Public pressure has convinced Highland Council to curb its hunger for windfarms, but not enough according to opponents of giant turbines.