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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.

May 14, 2023 • U.K., WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Wales accused of spoiling countryside with wind farms to spite the English

The Welsh government has been accused of spoiling the Welsh countryside with wind farms to spite the English. Cardiff is pressing ahead with onshore wind farm developments when it could explore more offshore projects because it does not want to send fees to the Crown Estate or share control of projects with the UK Government, campaigners have warned. Fay Jones, Conservative MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, criticised the Welsh government for taking a nationalist policy stance on green energy. She . . . Complete story »

February 10, 2023 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Mountain earmarked for major wind turbine development ‘not stable’

A mountain which is earmarked for a major wind turbine development in Blaenau Gwent is “not stable” councillors have warned. At a meeting of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council’s Planning Committee on Thursday, February 9 councillors discussed a “working draft” of the council’s Local Impact Report on a an application by Pennant Walters Ltd. The firm wants to build eight wind turbines with a maximum blade height of 180 metres at Mynydd Carn y Cefn between Abertillery and Cwm. The . . . Complete story »

February 2, 2023 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Mega wind turbines ‘taller than Great Orme’ will ‘devastate’ beauty spot near Eryri

The spectre of Tryweryn has been raised by campaigners opposing a new wave of giant onshore wind turbines planned in Wales. Concerned villagers in Conwy fear the mega turbines will not only blight their own community but also swathes of the countryside across Wales. Concern has focussed not only on the impact on places like Eryri (Snowdonia) but also the way Britain’s wind farms are being concentrated in rural Wales to serve urban areas in England. Last night around 100 . . . Complete story »

January 21, 2023 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Outcry as leaked documents confirm plan to erect huge pylons across Wales

CPRW, the Welsh Countryside Charity, have told The Herald that they have been shown a leaked document from Bute Energy confirming that they plan to connect their projects across Wales with an extensive pylon network stretching across Wales. The Welsh Countryside Charity have asked Bute Energy repeatedly to come clean on their plans on how they intend to connect their proposed wind farm projects, like Nant Mithil in the Radnor Forest to the National Grid, fearing a network of transmission . . . Complete story »

January 21, 2023 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine plans turned down: would have ‘distracted from conservation area’

Plans for three 413-foot high wind turbines which would have “desecrated” the setting of a nearby south Pembrokeshire conservation area have been turned down. The Rhoscrowther Wind Farm Limited application for a three 4.3MW-turbine wind farm on land near Valero, to the east of Rhoscrowther was refused by The Welsh Government by Minister for Climate Change Julie James. It was said to have the potential to generate enough energy to power around 9,450 homes a year for some 35 years. . . . Complete story »

November 21, 2022 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Hypocrisy of felling trees for windfarms

I don’t understand the logic of Welsh Minister for Climate Change Julie James in proposing to erect more gigantic wind turbines in upland woodland areas of Wales First of all , the Welsh Government is telling Welsh people to plant millions of trees to absorb CO2 in the fight against global warming. Yet here is the Welsh Government felling millions of trees to make room for huge wind farms on forestry land owned by the Welsh people, not the Welsh . . . Complete story »

October 28, 2022 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

‘Gaping black hole’ in wind farm proposal says Welsh rural campaign group

A rural campaign group is calling on developers to provide details on how it plans to connect a 36-turbine wind farm proposal in mid Wales to the National Grid. Developer Bute Energy is proposing to construct a wind farm of 36 wind turbines, each 220m high, at the ‘Nant Mithil Energy Park’ which stretches across Radnor Forest, but The Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW) says it gives little detail of how it plans to connect the proposal . . . Complete story »

October 25, 2022 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Our lives are being ruined by a massive wind farm – lorries thunder up the hill and the turbines will ruin our view

Residents living near a massive wind farm fear their lives are being ruined by lorries thundering up the hill and turbines blocking their view. Villagers in Tonmawr, near Port Talbot, south Wales, have come together to fight plans for a wind farm on a hill above their homes. The wind farm will be built on a hill on Mynydd Fforch Dwm. Residents are worried that large lorries could cause accidents on the very narrow roads. Families say the access road . . . Complete story »

October 20, 2022 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

‘Giant eyesores’: Alarm over plan for wind turbines as tall as the Gherkin at beauty spot

Opposition to a mega wind farm planned in the picturesque Dee Valley is gathering pace. An online group has been set up to highlight the impact of turbines that will be amongst the tallest in Britain and dominate local landscapes. German firm RWE has set out outline plans for its 15-turbine Gaerwen Wind Farm on Mynydd Mynyllod, which lies mainly in Denbighshire and overlooks the communities of Llandrillo, Llandderfel, Cynwyd and Glanrafon. Each turbine will stand up to 180 metres . . . Complete story »

October 18, 2022 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Locals unite to oppose wind farm plans

Residents of a small village in Neath Port Talbot have come together to oppose a wind farm that could be placed near their homes. People living in Tonmawr say the plans for seven wind turbines, which would stand at almost 200 metres tall on land known as Mynydd Fforch Dwm, would cause a number of issues if developers Naturalis are given the go-ahead by the Welsh Government. Naturalis is a joint venture between two leading renewable energy companies – Falck . . . Complete story »

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