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Wind Power News: Wales


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.

March 12, 2020 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Towering turbines to be placed near Denbigh ‘add insult to injury’, says AM

An assembly member says plans to raise wind turbines in an area of outstanding natural beauty by a further 70 feet “add insult to injury”. The developer of the controversial wind farm site, at Pant y Maen, Nantglyn, on land adjacent to Llyn Bran, Bylchau, Denbigh, wants to increase the height of its turbines via a planning amendment. The application would affect the development of seven turbines planned for Pant Y Maen Wind Turbines Ltd, based in Oxfordshire. It would . . . Complete story »

March 9, 2020 • Letters, WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Problems from both rain and wind

Two letters in the Western Mail on March 6 caught my eye. Firstly, the excellent missive from Dave Haskell regarding the removal of trees in upland areas of Wales contributing to flash-flooding downstream (“Foolish remarks on the cause of flooding”). If anything, he has understated the problem with “thousands and thousands of trees”. Freedom of Information data obtained by Mr Ioan Richard of Swansea, from Natural Resources Wales, has discovered that to make room for the concrete and road network . . . Complete story »

March 6, 2020 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine on Gwent Levels to be taller than originally planned

Plans to increase the height of a proposed wind turbine – which will be the “tallest manmade structure” on the Gwent Levels near Newport – have been approved. The planned wind turbine on a field off Rush Wall Lane near Redwick will now be 150 metres high, 20 metres taller than in an original planning application which was approved. The applicants say the increased height will enable a “dramatically increased” low carbon generation to serve Magor Brewery. Council planners narrowly . . . Complete story »

March 3, 2020 • Letters, WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Take this money off wind energy firms

If the figures regarding “constraint payments” paid to UK wind farms, published in the letter from Ms Kristine Moore and Dr Dominic Costa of Llanidloes on February 26 are correct, and I have no reason to doubt them, then it is an absolute scandal. According to them, UK wind farms were paid a total of £139.1m in 2019 in “constraint payments”, so as to not generate electricity. Even worse, due to a windy start, wind farms have already earned £71.2m . . . Complete story »

February 10, 2020 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Carmarthenshire council working towards carbon neutral status

Leaders in Carmarthenshire want to install wind turbines and solar farms on council-owned land as part of a new plan to become net carbon zero by 2030. Executive board members have approved a plan to become carbon neutral in four areas initially – non-domestic buildings, like leisure centres and schools; fleet mileage, such as refuse lorries; business mileage – car journeys taken by employees; and street lighting. Targets will be developed as part of an annual review of the action . . . Complete story »

February 8, 2020 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Powys Council in trouble with commissioner over wind farm response

Powys County Council (PCC) has been rapped over the knuckles by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to respond to a request for information within the statutory time limit of 20 days. The request was made under Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) which is very similar to the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) but deals with environmental issues. PCC said it is “taking steps” to comply with the commissioner’s notice. On October 17, 2019 a request for information about the . . . Complete story »

January 10, 2020 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Concern over wind farm connection

Local politicians are calling for full details to be revealed over concerns that a proposed wind farm near Newtown could result in new pylons running through our countryside. Montgomeryshire’s political representatives, Craig Williams MP and Russell George AM, have both reacted to EDF Renewables’ proposals to develop a wind farm south of Newtown, calling for further detail as to the capacity of the development and how it would be connected to the National Grid. EDF Renewables have today announced plans . . . Complete story »

January 10, 2020 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Proposals for 22 turbine wind farm south of Newtown

Plans have been unveiled to develop a wind farm called Garn Fach, south of Newtown, Powys, in partnership with 14 local farming families. The EDF Renewables (EDF R) project between south Montgomeryshire and north Radnorshire is likely to consist of up to 22 turbines, each producing around five mega watts (MW). That is 110MW capable of generating enough low carbon electricity for the domestic needs of 66,000 households. Ahead of submitting a planning application for the wind farm, between Llandinam . . . Complete story »

January 10, 2020 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Plan for 150m high windfarm unveiled

New plans for a wind farm of up to 22 turbines 149.9 metres tall north of Abbeycwmhir are to be submitted later this year. Energy firm EDF Renewables plans to develop a wind farm called Garn Fach in partnership with 14 local farming families. The site is part of the former Llaithddu wind farm proposal and stretches from just north of Bwlch y Sarnau to Bryn Llyndwr, and is west of the A483 between Crossgates and Newtown. The firm will . . . Complete story »

November 27, 2019 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Plan to increase height of contentious wind turbine proposed on Gwent Levels

Plans have been lodged to increase the height of a proposed wind turbine on the Gwent Levels near Newport, which has already been described as the “tallest manmade structure” in the area. Newport council’s planning committee approved plans for the 130 metre tall turbine on a field off Rush Wall Lane near Redwick by a single vote in January, despite the application drawing objections from residents, councillors and environmental agencies who claimed it would adversely impact the landscape. But now . . . Complete story »

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