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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.

June 2, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Ruling on huge wind farm faces further delay

A ruling on whether one of the world’s biggest wind farms can be built off the Norfolk coast has been deferred for another month. The deadline day for Norfolk Vanguard has now been set as July 1, after earlier being pushed back from December to today (June 1). Alok Sharma, secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy, made the decision to delay. A statement from the Planning Inspectorate said: “The Secretary of State has decided to re-set the . . . Complete story »

May 9, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Storm blows up over Fence wind farm

Fears greenbelt land could be ‘spoiled’ forever have been voiced after plans to erect two wind turbines has been submitted to Pendle Council. Jackie Commons, who has lived in Fence for 20 years, said she is ‘amazed’ permission has been sought for the site in Wood End Road after plans to build a wind farm there in 2010 met fierce opposition. Pendle Council has erected a sign at the entrance to Moor Isles Farm that states the land is a . . . Complete story »

April 9, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm extension proposal

Plans have been submitted to extend the life of a west Cumbrian wind farm. A planning application has been to Copeland Council requesting an extension to the operational life of the Park House wind farm, north of Lowca. The wind farm, which consists of seven turbines, first began generating power in March 2000. Now, firm Cannock Wind Farm Services is asking Copeland council for planning permission to extend the operational life of the wind farm until the end of March . . . Complete story »

March 20, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Decision on world’s biggest wind farm off Norfolk coast hit by coronavirus

A decision on whether to build the world’s biggest wind farm off the east Norfolk coast has been hit by coronavirus. Swedish energy firm Vattenfall wants to build a wind farm called Boreas 70km out to sea. It would come ashore at Happisburgh and has sparked opposition because a cable trench, 60km long would need to be dug across Norfolk from Happisburgh to Necton to connect it to the National Grid. At Necton new substations would be built, causing further . . . Complete story »

March 18, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

‘I would fight on’: Anger as council ends turbines legal battle

A council has ended its legal battle against plans to build two controversial wind turbines near the north Norfolk coast. The proposals for the turbines between Sheringham and Holt were given the go-ahead last month by the Planning Inspectorate after years of battles between developers, residents and North Norfolk District Council (NNDC), which tried to have them stopped. But the council said it would no longer continue its legal battle against the plans, which will see a 66m turbine built . . . Complete story »

March 10, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Massive offshore wind farms with turbines the size of the Eiffel Tower planned off Cornwall

A major £150 million project to install floating offshire windfarms off the coast of Cornwall could become a reality within the next five years. Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been leading on the plans for floating offshore wind turbines to be installed off the Cornish coast and another plan off the Welsh coast. There are plans to have some floating offshore turbines plugged into the Wave Hub off Hayle and power up to 23,000 homes. . . . Complete story »

March 6, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farms: Celebrities oppose ‘destructive’ plans

A host of celebrities have backed a campaign against pylons, cables and substations on a “tremendous protected landscape”. Comedian Griff Rhys Jones was among those who wrote to The Times protesting at plans for infrastructure linked to wind farms off the East Anglian coast. One signatory said he had “never known the Suffolk coast to be under such pressure”. Energy firms behind the project said “green power” was urgently needed. Rhys Jones is one of 19 people with homes in . . . Complete story »

March 5, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

‘It will desecrate the landscape’ – celebrities speak out against offshore wind farm effects

More than a dozen celebrities are calling for action to prevent energy firms being allowed to “desecrate East Anglian landscapes in the name of clean energy.”. Three wind farms with enough energy to power more than four million homes are planned off the East Anglian coast. They will be the biggest offshore wind farms in the world and will need two trenches up to 60 kilometres long to be carved through Norfolk’s countryside. But the actor and comedian Griff Rhys . . . Complete story »

March 5, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Flying wind turbine parts stop game

A damaged wind turbine halted a football game at the weekend. The County League game between Aspatria and Cockermouth was called off because of fears for the players’ safety. The two sets of players were getting ready for kick off when two covers from the wind turbine at the ground were blown across the pitch. The game had been moved to Netherhall Community Sports Centre all-weather pitch in Maryport, because the teams’ own pitches were waterlogged. Referee Graham Young said: . . . Complete story »

February 12, 2020 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Massive wind turbine on coast stops working

The Gulliver wind turbine at Lowestoft’s Ness Point has stopped working – with engineers saying they are doing all they can to get it turning again. Stormy weather from Storm Ciara, which has brought winds of up to 70mph to the Suffolk coast, would have provided an ideal opportunity to harness the energy benefits of the 125m landmark. The three-blade turbine at Ness Point, which was the largest onshore turbine in the UK when it was built 16 years ago, . . . Complete story »

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