[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind farm protest  

Credit:  The Press, 22 September 2011 ~~

Plans for wind farms in East Yorkshire have been criticised by an MP whose has branded them “costly and largely useless”.

Greg Knight, who represents the region in Westminster, said energy companies should be focusing their efforts on offshore facilities rather than trying to install turbines in the countryside.

It was revealed last week that Scottish Power is considering putting up to 26 turbines on more than 1,700 acres of land between Hornsea and Skirlaugh. The biggest wind farm in East Yorkshire is currently at Lissett, which has 12 turbines.

“When wind farms are erected, our countryside views are destroyed,” said Mr Knight. “Energy companies should be required to give priority to exploring offshore wind farms and we should also be exploring the greater use of wave power.”

Source:  The Press, 22 September 2011

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 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 $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


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