Wind Power News: U.K.
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Councils officers in Conwy want the local authority to object to plans for more giant turbines to be built off the coast of Llandudno. RWE Renewables is leading the development of Awel y Môr – a sister project to Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. It would sit to the west of Gwynt y Môr with the turbines potentially 332 metres tall around 10km off Llandudno and Colwyn Bay. There would be between 57 and 107 turbines, depending on the . . . Complete story »
Could mankind be any more destructive in its vain attempts to “save the planet”? Ever-more alarming articles inform us about climate change causing the death of seabirds, including today’s Issue of the Day feature by Vicky Allan (“Mystery of the 1,000 dead seabirds”, The Herald, September 30). At the same time, we are carpeting almost the entire country, plus much of our pristine seascapes, with what has been described as the new “apex predator” – hugely-destructive, lethal, industrial wind turbines. . . . Complete story »
Six giant wind farm turbines are to be built on the fringe of the Pentlands National Park, despite fears it will hit tourism and disrupt vital broadband signals for local residents. Plans had already been approved for the six turbines being built by French Energy giant EDF, but a new application was submitted after they decided to increase the height of the turbines from 455ft to a new tip height of 491ft – more than twice the height of Edinburgh’s . . . Complete story »
Poor internet could prevent people from having their say about proposals for five 500ft wind turbines
Poor internet connection could prevent people taking part in discussions on a proposed wind farm with five turbines of almost 500ft high at Deskford. Buckie councillor Sonya Warren called for equal access for all those who wanted to take part in a public consultation on the development at Lurg Hill around five miles south of Cullen. She made the comment at a meeting of Moray Council’s planning and regulatory services committee today where members discussed the proposal of application notice . . . Complete story »
A council is being advised to approve a request to extend the operational life of a wind farm near an ancient hill fort site in the Borders. The local authority rejected the 12-turbine Pines Burn development near Hawick in 2017 due to landscape concerns. However, it was approved the following year by the Scottish government after an appeal by Energiekontor UK. The company has now applied to Scottish Borders Council to extend the operational life of the project from 25 . . . Complete story »
Wind farms were paid more than £1.8 million to shut down this week – at a time when consumers face huge rises in energy bills because of the spiralling cost of natural gas. The turbines were switched off over the course of three days because the electricity they would have produced could not have reached the regions that needed it. Instead, electricity from gas-fired power stations was used at a further cost to consumers of several million pounds. An analysis . . . Complete story »
Six giant wind farm turbines are to be built on the fringe of the Pentlands National Park, despite fears it will hit tourism and disrupt vital broadband signals for local residents. Plans had already been approved for the six turbines being built by French energy giant EDF, but a new application was submitted after they decided to increase the height of the turbines from 455ft to a new tip height of 491ft – more than twice the height of Edinburgh’s . . . Complete story »
Residents in the Newing area of South Nesting say they feel wind farm developer SSE Renewables might try to “fob us off” after receiving “no real answers to our queries, concerns and fears”. The group of residents approached the owners of the Viking Energy wind farm earlier this summer after it emerged the developer was planning to create a large ‘borrow pit’ to extract stone for tracks and turbine bases less than 500 metres from their homes. The homeowners have . . . Complete story »
An application for 10 wind turbines to be installed near Dalmellington is set to be rejected by planning chiefs over size concerns. The proposed Over Hill Windfarm was earmarked for a site around 4km south-west of Dalmellington and 8km from New Cumnock. The site is dominated by poorly drained undulating peatland and is the home of the former Benbain and Chalmerston Pennyvenie opencast coal sites. The development, proposed by German company, Energiekontor, sought to create 10, 180m high (to blade . . . Complete story »
A wind farm with five turbines almost 500ft high is being proposed at Deskford. Members of the planning and regulatory services committee will be able to give feedback on the proposal of application notice when it comes before them on September 28. Planning permission had already been granted following an appeal in February 2019 for five turbines at the site on Lurg Hill, around five mile south of Cullen, but with a height up to 426ft. The current notice put . . . Complete story »