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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 15, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

National Grid is forced to search for emergency power sources due to lack of wind

National Grid is being forced to search for emergency power sources due to a recent lack of wind – just a week after Boris Johnson said wind farms would power every home in the UK within a decade. The utility company, which is responsible for ensuring supply and demand are balanced in Britain’s energy systems, said electricity supply margins were likely to be tight in the country over the next few days. Bosses insisted there would be an adequate supply . . . Complete story »


October 15, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Lack of wind sparks National Grid energy alert

The operator of Britain’s electricity network warned late on Wednesday afternoon that low wind levels had forced it to search for emergency sources of power. In a statement, the National Grid Electricity Systems Operator (ESO) said: “Unusually low wind output coinciding with a number of generator outages means the cushion of spare capacity we operate the system with has been reduced.” It added that it was exploring measures to ensure that there was enough generation available to increase its capacity, . . . Complete story »


October 11, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Navitus Bay wind farm opposition remains for BCP Conservative

Any attempt to reignite the Navitus Bay wind farm project off the Dorset coast would be strongly opposed by BCP Council’s new lead member for sustainability. The subject of offshore wind farms surfaced this week after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the renewable energy source would power every home in the UK by 2030. The controversial Navitus Bay project hit the buffers in 2015 when it was rejected by the government after years of bitter campaigning and opposition, including from . . . Complete story »


October 10, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Judicial review ordered over green light to wind farm off Norfolk coast

A judicial review will be held into the government’s approval of a huge wind farm project off the north Norfolk coast. The High Court has granted permission for a challenge to the decision on June 1 by Alok Sharma, the secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy, to grant consent for the Norfolk Vanguard wind farm, which would have 158 turbines 47km off the coast of Norfolk in the North Sea. The challenge is being brought by Ray . . . Complete story »


October 9, 2020 • England, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Wind power is noisy, totally useless and very expensive

Wind turbines are, in my opinion, a complete waste of time money and energy, in fact I’d call them a folly and a bigger blight on our landscape than the odd power station. The Government are going to waste trillions on the desecration of our green and pleasant land. Boris Johnson claims that we are going to be leaders in the field of windpower, but he also claims we are leading in the fight against Covid. He is completely bonkers. . . . Complete story »


October 8, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine approved for Hartlepool allotment site – despite concerns over ’emotive’ issue

A Hartlepool Borough Council Planning Committee unanimously approved proposals to install the 5.6m-tall turbine at Haswell Avenue allotments to help provide power to the site. According to the plans, submitted by Mr Stephen Wilkinson, the wind turbine would be located on top of a five metre pole at plot 25 at the site, which is currently designated as a communal plot managed by Haswell Avenue Allotments Association. However six objections had been submitted to the plans, raising concerns over the . . . Complete story »


September 29, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Rampion wind farm off Sussex coast could double in size

The wind farm off the Sussex coast could double in size An expansion project on the Rampion wind farm could create renewable energy for more than a million homes, its owner says. Plans have been announced for another 116 new turbines in an extension of the Rampion wind farm off the Sussex coast. A new joint venture company has signed an agreement with the Crown Estate – which manages the seabed – to develop the project on the site. RWE . . . Complete story »


September 24, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine in Oswaldtwistle causes fire overnight

Fire crews spent a night putting out a wind turbine fire. Two fire engines and a 4×4 vehicle from Bacup, Blackburn and Darwen, along with the air support unit, attended a fire involving a wind turbine approx 80m in height on Haslingden Old Road in Oswaldtwistle at 12am last night. The nacelle at the top of the structure was alight and falling debris caused a small fire on the ground. Firefighters worked with the site owner and Electricity North West . . . Complete story »


September 24, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine fire in Oswaldtwistle

Date: 23/09/2020 Time: 21:19:00 Address: Haslingden Old Road, Oswaldtwistle Incident Number: 2009008162 Two fire engines and a 4×4 vehicle from Bacup, Blackburn and Darwen, along with the air support unit, attended a fire involving a wind turbine approx 80m in height on Haslingden Old Road in Oswaldtwistle. The nacelle at the top of the structure was alight and falling debris caused a small fire on the ground. Firefighters worked with the site owner and Electricity North West to isolate the . . . Complete story »


September 18, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm will stay until 2030

Turbines will remain at Park House Farm in Whitehaven until 2030 after a meeting of Copeland Borough Council’s planning committee. Plans to build seven wind turbines at Park House Farm in Whitehaven, were originally approved in March 2000. The original plans carried the condition that the provision would be in place until 2020. However, a meeting of Copeland Borough Council’s planning committee held on Wednesday passed an amendment to the conditions, extending the wind farm’s operational life until March 2030. . . . Complete story »


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