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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.


September 21, 2018 • Letters, WalesPrint storyE-mail story

BBC’s stance on wind farms is a real enigma

Is the BBC losing the plot? Countryfile on September 9 appears to have thrown caution to the wind by including a number of scenes with ugly, ineffective wind-driven generators (they are not “engineering” turbines) in the background – my perception of previous programmes being that the producers of Countryfile took pains to keep these monstrous totems out of sight, which are continuing to industrialise our beautiful British countryside. Surely this different approach poses an enigma – is the BBC attempting . . . Complete story »


September 15, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Plans for wind turbine near Pen-y-Fan Country Park in Caerphilly rejected over visual impact concerns

Plans to site a wind turbine near the Pen-y-Fan Country Park in Caerphilly have been thrown out over concerns about its visual impact. Councillors rejected the advice of planning officers who had recommended to approve an application for a 93-metre high turbine at Durisol’s base at the Pen-y-Fan industrial estate near Crumlin. The plans were discussed under reasons for refusal at a planning committee meeting on Wednesday, where councillors rejected the application over concerns about its visual impact and the . . . Complete story »


September 10, 2018 • Letters, WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Not enough electricity to power green cars

The ITV documentary ‘What car should I buy?’ unashamedly supported electric-powered cars in the UK. Yet there was no mention of the most important fundamental flaw involving electric cars. The electricity will not exist to power them! That is a fact! Just check the National Grid web-site www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk for proof. At 9.14am on September 6 thousands of UK wind turbines were generating a pathetic 900 megawatts, or 2.58 per cent of UK usage. Under the glorious anticyclonic high pressure weather . . . Complete story »


August 21, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Plans for wind turbine rejected by council

Plans for a wind turbine near Pen y Fan Pond have been rejected by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s (CCBC) Planning Committee. The application to erect a wind turbine with a maximum overall height of 93 meters on Pen y Fan Industrial Estate was submitted by Sirius Renewable Energy, and recommended for approval by the council’s planning officers. However, CCBC’s planning committee voted against the application on Wednesday, August 15. The plans have caused controversy since their initial application, with local . . . Complete story »


August 9, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Revised plans for wind turbine near Pen-y-Fan Country Park set to be decided

Controversial plans to build a wind turbine near the Pen-y-Fan Country Park in Caerphilly are set to go before the council’s planning committee. The application seeks permission to erect a turbine with a maximum height of 93 metres, hub height of 60 metres and rotor diameter of 66m on the industrial unit operated by Durisol UK on Pen-y-fan industrial estate near Crumlin. But the application from the Leeds-based firm Sirius Renewable Energy has caused controversy, with concerns raised over its . . . Complete story »


July 21, 2018 • U.K., WalesPrint storyE-mail story

The heatwave has caused a wind drought with wind farms producing 40% less energy this summer

A lack of wind in the UK this month has caused many of the country’s wind turbines to slow down. Wind energy output across the UK is down 40% from the same time last year, according to a study at Imperial College London. This is despite the fact that more turbines have been built in the interim. Dr Robert Gross looked at data for the Wales, England and Scotland, and found that wind turbines have generated around 2-3 gigawatts. During . . . Complete story »


May 25, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Welsh wind farm strategy blows up a storm

The Welsh Assembly Government has specified seven areas throughout Wales where additional wind farms will be set up in an attempt to augment clean energy production by at least 10 % from renewable sources in the subsequent five years. The Welsh Assembly Government has specified seven areas throughout Wales where additional wind farms will be set up in an attempt to augment clean energy production by at least 10 % from renewable sources in the subsequent five years. The government announced its . . . Complete story »


May 6, 2018 • Letters, WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Getting a grip on wind power

Regarding the article “Powerful case for UK to get on board with onshore windfarms”, (Business leader), before onshore wind farms are so enthusiastically encouraged by the Welsh government and others, several matters need to be addressed: having moved larger turbines from hills to the settled lowlands, developers need better advice on scale and siting, with a restraint on their urge for the largest turbines; the public need to see tighter controls set over adverse impacts and we need timely enforcement . . . Complete story »


May 3, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

“Miscommunication” delays decision over proposed wind turbine near Crumlin

An application to build a giant wind turbine near Crumlin has been delayed after developers missed a crucial site visit by planners. A “miscommunication” was blamed for the company behind the scheme failing to show. Proposals for a 113 metre high wind turbine and associated works at the Durisol UK facility, close to the Pen-y-Fan Country Park, were before the authority’s planning committee on Wednesday, April 18. The committee heard that although a large number of residents, who have objected . . . Complete story »


May 1, 2018 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Pembrokeshire wind farm blocked after concerns it would spoil view of disused church

Plans for a giant wind farm in Pembrokeshire have been blocked after officials said it would spoil the view of a disused church. The recommended site for the wind farm was in the deserted village of Rhoscrowther in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which is home to St Decumanus’ Church. Charity group Friends of Friendless Churches said the proposed 100-metre high turbines would take away from the “spirituality and tranquility” of the building, even though it has not been used for . . . Complete story »


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