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Wind Power News: England

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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.


May 20, 2022 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Campaigners seek judicial review of ‘harmful’ Suffolk substation plans

Campaigners are seeking a judicial review into the construction of two eight-acre substations near a Suffolk village as part of an offshore wind farm project. Substation Action Save East Suffolk (SASES) fears plans to create the substations at Friston will have a harmful impact on the village and the surrounding countryside. The infrastructure is part of the development of East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two off the Suffolk coast and will receive electricity generated by these wind farms. . . . Complete story »


May 17, 2022 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Shock as National Grid proposes 180km of new pylons across East Anglia

Local MPs and campaigners say plans to run a new power line, carried by pylons across East Anglia to London, should be ditched in favour of undersea cabling. The government’s plan is to generate 40 GW of offshore wind by 2030 – that’s enough to power every home in the country. East Anglia already has some of the largest offshore wind farms in the world and several more have been given the green light. The challenge will be bringing the . . . Complete story »


May 13, 2022 • Blogs, England, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Alarming 99% decline in gulls raises questions over expanding wind farms

* Shocking 99% decline in Lesser Black-backed gulls at Suffolk coastal site * The amber-listed gull is especially vulnerable to collision with offshore wind turbines * Plans to further expand industrial wind projects in the area could prove disastrous for birds A shocking 99% decline in the population of Lesser Black-backed gulls raises serious questions over the impact of industrial wind farm development in the North Sea. Huge wind farms nearby … The alarming reduction in the numbers of breeding birds . . . Complete story »


May 11, 2022 • England, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Farm Blog: Major landscape changes could be here soon

The landscape of southern Britain could soon look quite different, even bearing in mind the massive changes already made. Construction of large solar farms, which merit their own symbol on Ordnance Survey maps, has continued at a pace and anyone driving up the A34 just to the north of Winchester can’t fail to have noticed the massive solar structures being installed there. These panels are just a stone’s throw from the pumps that extract oil from one of the many . . . Complete story »


May 3, 2022 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Motorists could soon power wind turbines and streetlights while behind the wheel

Wind turbines spun by the airflow from passing vehicles installed on a major road in Shropshire will generate enough electricity to run all the streetlights for the nearby town in a UK first. The vertical wind turbines, invented by a British company, can harness even a moderate breeze, which they say is generated by a car driving at 50mph, as well as by natural wind, and catch airflow moving in either direction. They will be installed on 181 streetlights on . . . Complete story »


April 29, 2022 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Fire destroys wind turbine

A blaze destroyed a wind turbine in Thorney. The fire broke out at the turbine on French Drove at around 5:45pm on Sunday and was attended to by both Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue services. A crew from Crowland arrived before handing the incident over to a crew from Dogsthorpe. Nearby residents were advised to keep their windows and doors closed while the blades and the motor of the turbine were still alight. The cost of installing a new . . . Complete story »


April 26, 2022 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Investigation taking place into cause of large Lincolnshire wind turbine fire

Investigations are underway after a wind turbine on the Lincolnshire border caught fire forcing nearby residents to close their windows. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue first shared news about the incident at around 5.45pm yesterday, April 24, saying that the blaze was taking place off French Drove in the village of Thorney near Spalding. Crews from both the Crowland and Deeping fire stations attended the incident, before the response was handed over to the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue service. Pictures shared . . . Complete story »


April 26, 2022 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Exclusion zone set up as wind turbine bursts into flames

A 100-metre-tall wind turbine has dramatically burst into flames, sending black smoke billowing into the sky. An investigation into the fire is now underway. An exclusion zone had to be set up while firefighters tackled the blaze. Residents living near the scene were also warned to keep their windows closed. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue first shared news about the incident at around 5.45pm on Sunday, April 24. The incident took place at French Farm Wind Farm in the village of . . . Complete story »


April 25, 2022 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Investigation taking place into cause of large Lincolnshire wind turbine fire

Investigations are underway after a wind turbine on the Lincolnshire border caught fire forcing nearby residents to close their windows. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue first shared news about the incident at around 5.45pm yesterday, April 24, saying that the blaze was taking place off French Drove in the village of Thorney near Spalding. Crews from both the Crowland and Deeping fire stations attended the incident, before the response was handed over to the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue service. Pictures shared . . . Complete story »


April 25, 2022 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Lincolnshire wind turbine bursts into flames and sends smoke billowing across the sky

Lincolnshire fire crews were called out to deal with a wind turbine that was on fire in the county. Teams from the Crowland and Deeping fire stations attended the incident last night, April 24. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue shared an update at around 5.45pm to say that the crews were on the scene of the fire, just off French Drove in the village of Thorney, near Spalding. The fire service said that “all residents in the area are advised to . . . Complete story »


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