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

December 13, 2017 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

MP anxious to hear wind farm’s decision

No one is any closer to knowing the outcome of a judicial review into two controversial Mid Wales wind farms, says MP Glyn Davies. Mr Davies is still seeking answers on a judicial review into wind farms at Llanbrynmair and Carnedd Wen. Both wind farms were rejected in September 2015, as part of the Mid Wales Connection Project, which also saw the National Grid’s connection rejected. However, in December 2015, the developers behind the two windfarms, RWE Innogy and RES, . . . Complete story »

December 1, 2017 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Man impaled on pole after fall at Denbighshire wind farm

A man has been taken to hospital after getting impaled on a pole after falling down a hole at a Denbighshire wind farm. The Wales Air Ambulance took the casualty from the incident at Nantglyn near Denbigh, where he was working, to the Aintree Hospital in Liverpool. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service was also called to the scene at about 15:00 GMT on Thursday. Complete story »

November 30, 2017 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Second Rhoscrowther windfarm public inquiry to start

A second public inquiry in to controversial plans to site five 100 metre high wind turbines at Rhoscrowther is to start next week. Rhoscrowther Windfarm Ltd’s application to site the 100 metre high turbines on land owned by former Hundleton county councillor John Allen-Mirehouse, near the Valero refinery was turned down at the January 2015 meeting of Pembrokeshire County Council’s January planning and rights of way committee. The turbines, if granted, would have been the largest rural windfarm constructed in . . . Complete story »

November 30, 2017 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Renewable energy projects ‘stopped in their tracks’

Large parts of the renewable energy sector in Wales have been “decimated” by policy changes at Westminster, the UK Government has been told. In a statement, 10 leading green energy and countryside bodies backed Welsh Government calls for more support. Energy Secretary Lesley Griffiths said the bulk of UK investment in renewables was now going to projects outside Wales. The UK Government said it had invested more £52bn in renewables since 2010. Powers of consent for renewable energy schemes up . . . Complete story »

November 15, 2017 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines ‘30m taller than Big Ben’ to be built in the Rhondda

People have voiced their opposition to two “eyesore” wind turbines that could soon be built in the Rhondda and would reach higher than Big Ben. The plans would see two wind turbines with a maximum height of 125m – higher than Wales’ tallest building – installed at Llwyncelyn Farm in Porth , with the plans set to be discussed by Rhondda Cynon Taf council ’s planners this week. It comes after a proposal for a single wind turbine at the . . . Complete story »

October 8, 2017 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

A huge wind turbine could be built in the Valleys despite fears over Cardiff Airport-bound planes

A wind turbine could soon be built in the Valleys that would be higher than Wales’ tallest building, despite fears over planes flying into Cardiff Airport. The proposals for a single wind turbine have been pushed through by Rhondda Cynon Taf council planners subject to an agreement being reached with the airport, after it was revealed it could cause an “aviation risk” to landing planes. Standing at 126m to the tip of the blade, the development would be built at . . . Complete story »

September 29, 2017 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Ffrith turbine rejected due to plane safety concern

Plans for a controversial wind turbine in Flintshire have been rejected on appeal after concerns about aircraft safety. The turbine, standing at 77m (252ft), had been planned for Mount Farm in Ffrith. But Flintshire council rejected the plans last year due to the potential impact to planes on approach or leaving Hawarden Airport. An appeal by West Coast Energy Ltd has been dismissed by a planning inspector. A council report said the inspector “did not consider the renewable energy benefits” . . . Complete story »

September 14, 2017 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Llandegley windfarm saga continues

An appeal has been lodged with the Wales Planning Inspectorate against a decision made by Powys Planning Committee to decline permission for a seven turbine windfarm near Llandegley. In April this year, the proposed Hendy Wind Farm development with 110 metre tall turbines on Llandegley Rhos beside the Llandegley Rocks, was almost unanimously turned down by Powys planning committee, 11 to one. The original planning application (code: P/2014/0672) was refused at the Powys County Council Planning Committee meeting on Thursday, . . . Complete story »

September 7, 2017 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine plans for Rhydycroesau are blown away by people power

Campaigners have welcomed news that a proposed wind turbine in Rhydycroesau has been scrapped. But they still have concerns over Engena Limited’s plans to create a renewable energy park on the English/Welsh border at Cefn-Y-Maes, which would include a 2,588 solar panel farm and an energy storage facility. Miles Hunter, owner of the award-winning Pen-Y-Dyffryn Hotel, which looks across the proposed site, who was one of those who objected to the plans, said it was a positive that the turbine . . . Complete story »

September 6, 2017 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Valley baffled as turbines on stop

Residents have been left baffled as to why a wind farm’s turbines had not been turning for more than a month. Amman and Swansea Valley residents have expressed their concern after the wind farm development, Mynydd y Betws, had not been seen in operation for six weeks. Mynydd y Betws is located between Ammanford and Clydach. Resident Michael Davies, who can see the wind farm from his home in Cwmllynfell and his work in Tairgwaith said: “The turbines have been . . . Complete story »

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