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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 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 »


April 25, 2022 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

£1m plus wind turbine ablaze in the Fens

A wind turbine towering some 60-80 metres above ground level caught fire on Sunday evening in a remote part of the Fens. Fire fighters from Crowland and the Deepings were called to put out the blazing wind turbine in French Drove, Thorney. The call came in just before 6pm and by the time fire crews arrived it was well alight. Lincolnshire fire and rescue advised any residents in the area to stay indoors and keep windows closed. Video of turbine . . . Complete story »


April 25, 2022 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine in Thorney damaged by fire

A wind turbine has been severely damaged by a fire. The turbine burst into flames at about 17:45 BST on Sunday, at French Drove in Thorney, in the Cambridgeshire fens. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Crowland and Deeping Market to the fire, which had taken hold on one of two wind turbines on farmland. The cause of the fire is said to be accidental. Residents were advised to stay inside and keep windows closed. The incident was . . . Complete story »


April 25, 2022 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Fire destroys wind turbine in Thorney, near Peterborough

A fire destroyed a wind turbine in Thorney yesterday evening (April 24). The fire broke out at the turbine on French Drove at around 5:45pm 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. No firefighting action was taken. Nearby residents were advised to keep their windows and doors closed while the blades and the motor of the turbine were still . . . Complete story »


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