[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Company 'undecided' over giant turbine 

Developers behind plans for a 160ft wind turbine in a moorland village say they are still undecided whether or not to press ahead with the plans.

Cornwall Light and Power Ltd have told the Cornish Guardian they are still mulling over plans for a giant turbine near Pensilva – but do expect to make a final decision by the end of the month.

Bosses at the company say they “have to be sure” the local community is behind them, as they will also operate the turbine and therefore live side-by-side with villagers.

A recent public exhibition in Pensilva had to abandoned after objectors “hijacked” the meeting, said developers.

However, there was plenty of support for the plans from locals, as Bob Morgan, project manager, explained.

“If you had attended the meeting you would probably have been led to believe that everyone was 100% against the plans,” he said.

“But we also handed out survey forms to people and the results from this show something of a 50/50 split in opinion.

“We have to be sure that there is a depth of public support out there for this project as, if planning consent is given, we will also be operating the turbine and have to live side by side with the local community.

“We are an open company and welcome anyone getting in touch with us – even objectors. If we do decide to go ahead with the plans then we will do all we can to help locals who are unhappy, such as with double glazing or tree planting.

“But we don’t want to get into a slanging match with objectors. A final decision will be made by the end of the month.”

Objections had been raised by action group Green Caradon Against Turbines (Green CATS), who argued that wind energy was not a viable alternative to fossil fuels.

The company claim the turbine will produce 108mw of energy – enough for 900 homes.


15 August 2007

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky