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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.

December 7, 2021 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

The village in the path of controversial wind farm cable

John Mangan, a parish councillor in High Kelling, accepts that wind farms are going to be an important part of the UK’s ‘energy mix’ as the country tries to reduce its carbon emissions. And he thinks the sea is the best place for them. Yet his parish council was recently among 85 across Norfolk to to put their names to a letter to express opposition to just such a scheme in the waters off the coast. So why this apparent . . . Complete story »

December 5, 2021 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines, cables and trenches: Is another way possible?

With a decision due this week on whether a major East Anglian wind farm can go ahead, the industry and local opponents are as far apart as ever. But their dispute centres on one particular issue. STUART ANDERSON tries to get to the bottom of it Within five days we can expect a decision from business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng on whether to allow the Boreas windfarm off the Norfolk coast to be built. If he says yes, it is likely . . . Complete story »

December 1, 2021 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

More than 80 Norfolk parishes protest against wind farm plans

More than 80 Norfolk towns and villages have joined forces in a plea to the Energy Secretary to refuse planning consent for what would be the largest offshore wind farm in the world. Their intervention comes just days before a decision on the first of the wind farms is due. Swedish energy giant Vattenfall plans to build two vast offshore wind farms off the Norfolk coast, Boreas and Vanguard, which between them will provide enough renewable electricity for almost four . . . Complete story »

November 28, 2021 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Fire fears over huge battery storage plants for wind farm

A wind farm developer is hoping to build a massive battery plant south of Norwich to ensure there is enough energy when the wind stops blowing. But the plans, at the three-hectare site between Swardeston and the A47, have sparked concerns about fire safety from experts and local councils. Hundreds of lithium-ion batteries will be placed in containers around two buildings up to 15 metres high. It will mean that energy generated by Ørsted’s new offshore wind farm, called Hornsea . . . Complete story »

November 11, 2021 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Big chunks of ‘wind turbine’ wash up on Merseyside shores

Pieces from a giant offshore wind turbine are believed to have washed up on the Merseyside coast after an operation in the Irish Sea went disastrously wrong. The objects have been reported on beaches in the New Brighton and Hightown areas, following the accident last month. The three turbine blades, weighing 126 tonnes fell into the sea during a botched maintenance operation at the Ormonde offshore wind farm, six miles off the Barrow-in-Furness coast in October. Although the majority of . . . Complete story »

November 2, 2021 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

‘Seismic activity and turbines’ considered as reasons for sinister crab deaths along coast

Possible seismic activity and issues connected to wind turbines are being considered as the probe into sea creatures washing up on Teesside’s beaches continues. One of the government agencies investigating the occurrence has told Teesside Live both are being looked at as the strange occurrence continues to be scrutinized. Last week, residents living in Marske reported huge piles of crabs and other crustaceans, both alive and dead, had washed up on the beach between the seaside town and nearby Saltburn. . . . Complete story »

October 27, 2021 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Debris from Barrow wind farm incident washes up on Maryport shore

Debris from a wind farm near Barrow has been found washed up on a shore miles up the Cumbrian coast. John Gorrill, who is a beach clean organiser for Fix the Firth voluntary group, found pieces of green debris on the shore at the northern tip of Maryport golf course. A clean-up operation was launched at the weekend after debris fell into the sea following maintenance work at Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm near Barrow. Residents who live near the coast . . . Complete story »

October 26, 2021 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Ormonde offshore wind farm debris could be widespread

Debris from an offshore wind farm caused by a “disappointing” maintenance work error could be widespread, an operator has warned. Swedish energy company Vattenfall said turbine parts fell into the sea at the Ormonde Wind Farm six miles (10km) off the coast at Barrow, Cumbria. Several members of the public have reported finding pieces on beaches. Vattenfall said it was investigating the cause and has asked people to report finds but not to remove items. A spokesman said: “An incident . . . Complete story »

October 26, 2021 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Ormonde Wind Farm error in Barrow leads to debris washing up on beach

An investigation has been launched following a ‘disappointing’ error on an offshore wind farm which resulted in debris washing up on South Cumbrian beaches. Swedish energy company Vattenfall said turbine parts fell into the sea at the Ormonde Wind Farm six miles off the coast of Barrow. No one was hurt during the incident, however, there is debris from the turbine blades in the sea which has already begun washing up on Barrow beaches. A spokesman for Vattenfall revealed the . . . Complete story »

October 26, 2021 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Clean up in place due to incident at Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm

A clean up operation is underway after some debris fell into the sea following maintenance work at Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, near to Barrow. Residents along the West Cumbrian coastline are being warned to look out for the debris along the debris and contact the organisation to remove any matter. The incident is reported to have happened after planned maintenance at the windfarm resulted in some materials falling into the sea. Vattenfall, the company who own the windfarm, has warned . . . Complete story »

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