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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


October 10, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Two more cable trenches could be dug across countryside for wind farms

The expansion of two wind farms off the Norfolk coast could lead to six years of construction work and the digging of another two cable trenches across the countryside. Norwegian energy firm Equinor is leading a project to build 34 new turbines at Dudgeon wind farm, 30km from Cromer, and 27 turbines at Sheringham Shoal wind farm. The turbines would be up to 326 metres high. Each project will bring more than 100MW of renewable energy, according to a report . . . Complete story »


October 5, 2019 • England, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Why no action on wind turbine complaints?

Following on from the planning issues and auditing problems in the South Cambs district council there is another issu where the council is failing the community. Both South Cambs and Huntingdon district council have, jointly, signed a statement that they are refusing to accept further complaints about excessive noise cause by the Cotton Farm wind farm turbines. The turbines are located in the Huntingdon districts area but are next to the South Cambs village of Graveley. The noise generated by . . . Complete story »


October 5, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

28 wind turbines could be installed near Bath to make city carbon neutral

Twenty-eight wind turbines could be installed in the Bath area to help the district become carbon neutral by 2030. A £50,000 report by Bath and North East Somerset Council officers says the turbines, 100 football pitches worth of solar panels, mass tree planting and cutting car use by a quarter would all be needed to hit the target. Like many bodies across the country, the authority has declared a climate emergency and says a fundamental culture shift is required for . . . Complete story »


September 30, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Row breaks out over plans to let council authorise wind turbines

South Cambridgeshire District Council has voted to join a campaign to make it easier for councils to authorise wind turbines. Liberal Democrat councillor Peter Fane told a meeting of the full council on Thursday (September 26) that current rules restrict approving wind turbines in the area. He said more than 150 MPs and others are calling for changes which would allow South Cambridgeshire and other regional government authorities to approve construction. He stressed the motion was not calling for wind . . . Complete story »


September 28, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Bird fears delay decision on building world’s biggest wind farm off north Norfolk coast

A decision on whether the world’s largest offshore wind farm will be built has been delayed amid fears it will harm endangered birds. The Government was meant to rule on October 2 whether or not the Hornsea Three wind farm – 120 kilometres off the north Norfolk coast – would get the go-ahead. But that has been put back for six months until March next year after Natural England raised fears that the huge wind farm would harm the populations . . . Complete story »


September 27, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine fire at Butterwick Wind Farm, near Sedgefield

A wind turbine has caught fire at Butterwick Wind Farm, near Sedgefield. Witnesses said smoke and flames could be seen on the turbine’s blades. The incident is believed to have happened around 6pm on Thursday evening. (Video: Scott Akoz Photography) A spokesperson from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service said fire crews from Newton Aycliffe and Peterlee attended the scene. The force mobilised their flexi duty officer who informed Northern PowerGrid of the incident. EDF Energy supplier is . . . Complete story »


September 27, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Giant wind turbine destroyed in blaze near major road

A giant wind turbine has been destroyed in a fire. Fire crews were called to the blaze at the wind farm, at High Swainston Farm, close to the A689 running between Wynyard and Sedgefield, before 6pm on Thursday. One of the turbines had caught alight where the blade is attached to the tower. Smoke from the fire could be seen from as far at the A19 flyover. Two fire crews from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue remained at . . . Complete story »


September 27, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wynyard A689 wind farm is shut down as investigation into turbine blaze begins

A wind farm has temporarily shut down while an investigation into a turbine blaze begins. Flames could be seen around 10 miles away from the site at Swainston Lane, near High Swainston Farm, close to the A689 at Wynyard, on Thursday evening. The blaze also triggered more than 90 calls to Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service after it started at around 5.45pm. Crews from Newton Aycliffe and Peterlee stations were there in turn for three hours as they . . . Complete story »


September 27, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine blaze sparks more than 90 calls to fire service as flames rise from propellers

More than 90 calls have been made to County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service reporting the blaze off Swainston Lane, near High Swainston Farm, off Hartlepool Road off the A689, between the A19 and Sedgefield. The service sent a crew from Newton Aycliffe to the scene initially before a crew from Peterlee took over. Firefighters are keeping a watch on the incident, allowing the fire to go out of its own accord, and watching for the blades to . . . Complete story »


September 20, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Gulls ‘vulnerable to collisions’ with wind turbines, says new study

Research involving a colony of gulls on the Suffolk coast has shown the birds could be vulnerable to collisions with wind turbines while on migration, as well as during the breeding season. The study conducted by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), which is based in Thetford, saw solar‐powered global positioning system (GPS) tags attached to adult lesser black-backed gulls at three breeding sites designated as Special Protection Areas. They were Orford Ness, off the Suffolk Coast where 25 gulls . . . Complete story »


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