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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 are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.


May 30, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Doddington wind turbine catches fire after storms

An 89m (292ft) wind turbine caught fire after storms hit Cambridgeshire overnight. Firefighters were called to the blaze on one of the blades of the turbine in Benwick Road, Doddington, at about 07:50 BST. Parts of it have broken off with debris scattered in the area but there was no danger to the public, the fire service said. Residents reported thunder and lightning overnight. The cause of the fire is not yet known. [view video at http://www.bbc.com/news/av/embed/p068mk5t/44304296] Complete story »


May 30, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Lightning strikes £1m wind turbine in the Fens – dramatic photos

A £1 million wind turbine – erected 11 years ago- is being allowed to burn itself out after being struck by lightning in the early hours of today. Fire crews are at the scene of the blaze at Ransonmoor wind farm near Doddington Former fireman David Oldale, who woke up this morning to receive a phone call from his daughter who lives in a farm house next door to the wind turbine, said: “I would leave it it’s too dangerous, . . . Complete story »


May 30, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

£1m wind turbine bursts into flames after lightning strike

A wind turbine is being allowed to burn itself out after being struck by lightning. Fire crews are at the scene of the blaze at Ransonmoor wind farm, near Doddington, following the lightning strike in the early hours of the morning. Former fireman David Oldale, who woke up to receive a phone call from his daughter who lives in a farm house next door to the wind turbine, said: “I would leave it, it’s too dangerous, I’d let it go. . . . Complete story »


May 30, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Giant wind turbine on fire after ‘lightning strike’

This is the dramatic site greeting people in one Cambridgeshire village this morning (May 30). An 89m wind turbine is engulfed in flames, with debris falling to the ground, in Benwick Road, Doddington. The fire was reported at 7.50am and firefighters are at the scene. People have been posting their images on social media of the fire, which many have speculated was caused by a lightning strike last night. Their images show flames and plumes of smoke emanating from the . . . Complete story »


May 30, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine bursts into flames in Cambridgeshire

A wind turbine has burst into flames in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Two fire crews were sent to the blaze at Doddington, near March, which sent parts of the structure tumbling to the ground. The turbine is part of the Ransonmoor Wind Farm, which was built more than a decade ago. “Crews arrived to find an 89m wind turbine well alight, with debris falling to the ground. “No firefighting action was required. “The cause of the fire is currently unknown.” – . . . Complete story »


May 30, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Doddington wind turbine fire follows storms

An 89m (292ft) wind turbine has caught fire after storms hit Cambridgeshire overnight. Firefighters are tackling the blaze at the top of the turbine in Benwick Road, Doddington. Parts of it have broken off, with debris scattered in the area but there is no danger to the public, the fire service said. Residents reported thunder and lightning overnight. The cause of the fire is not yet known. Complete story »


May 29, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Dismissal of plans for Big Field Wind Farm ‘will be a huge sigh of relief’ for local people, says MP

The Conservative MP Scott Mann said he is ‘delighted’ the High Court has dismissed proposals to build a wind farm near Week St Mary. The MP for North Cornwall said Good Energy’s appeal with the High Court was ‘dismissed by judges’ on May 25. Good Energy first submitted plans for 11 wind turbines, also known as the ‘Big Field Wind Farm’, at Creddacott Farm to Cornwall Council in 2014. The plans were refused by the local authority with the developer . . . Complete story »


May 28, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

£30m wind farm plan ditched because judge doesn’t believe developer’s promise to reduce energy bills

Controversial plans for a wind farm near a picturesque north Cornish village have been scotched by a High Court judge. Good Energy Generation Limited said its offer to cut local residents’ electricity bills by at least 20% had been wrongly ignored by planners. The company wanted to erect 11 giant turbines on land at Credacott Farm near Week St Mary and had also offered to put cash into a community investment scheme. Cornwall Council had refused planning permission for the . . . Complete story »


May 1, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Campaigners recognised for ‘David and Goliath’ battle against substation

Two villagers who have been tirelessly campaigning against the construction of wind farm infrastructure have been recognised for their efforts. The parish council in Necton, near Swaffham, held their Community Spirit Awards ceremony during a meeting on April 25 and among the winners were Tony and Jenny Smedley, the couple behind a campaign group called Necton Substation Action Group. They were nominated by people in the community for their campaign against Vattenfall’s plans to build a substation near their homes. . . . Complete story »


April 30, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Government planning chief opens door to new wind turbines in Hartlebpool

Campaigners against potential wind turbines near Seaton Carew say they are disappointed after a government appointed inspector opened the door to them. Proposals by Hartlepool Borough Council to earmark land on Brenda Road, Hartlepool, in their new Local Plan for up to four new onshore turbines at a maximum height of 325ft have been supported. A final report by planning inspector David Spencer, appointed to examine the soundness of the 15-year town planning blueprint, says the site is suitable. The . . . Complete story »


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