Is this the end of wind farm wars in Lincs? #ENG

By National Wind Watch A wind farm proposal for Croft Bank has been ‘blown away’ by Government plans to give the public a greater say on planning applications for turbines. REG Windpower has withdrawn its application to put six turbines on land beside Coddington’s Yard, following in the footsteps of a company called Vattenfall that withdrew an application for a… Read more →

Science on wind farms not settled: Senate committee #AUS

By National Wind Watch Science on the impact of wind farms on human health is still “evolving” and needs more clarification by medical and scientific experts, a Senate committee has found. The committee’s final report handed down on Monday night calls for the establishment of a new Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Industrial Sound (IESC), a step that wind-farm proponents… Read more →

Delight as energy giant cancels plans for Yorkshire Wolds wind farm #ENG

By National Wind Watch Energy giant EDF has cancelled plans for a 10-turbine wind farm in the Yorkshire Wolds following the Government’s decision to end subsidies next year. The move was hailed by campaigners in the East Riding – which has the highest density of turbines in the country – as a victory for common sense. But trade body Renewables… Read more →

Lesotho’s planned wind farms could endanger birds

By National Wind Watch Lesotho’s proposed first wind farms could put the southern Africa nation’s bearded vulture population at risk of collision with turbines if the project’s current sites are maintained, a study suggests. Lesotho is planning its first ever large-scale wind farms developments, with two wind farms consisting of 42 and 100 turbines respectively proposed, according to a statement… Read more →

Storms reportedly damage wind turbine #ON

By National Wind Watch An anti-wind turbine group was circulating a photo of a turbine in the Grand Bend area, possibly damaged by Sunday’s severe thunderstorms. We’re Against Industrial Turbines-Plympton-Wyoming says the damaged turbine is part of Nextera’s Goshen project on Kirkton Rd. between Blackbush Line and Shipka Line. Environment Canada says an estimated wind gust of 110 km/h was… Read more →

Turbine at ‘haunted’ castle in Angus has not a ghost of a chance #SCT

By National Wind Watch A wind turbine application on the doorstep of a supposedly haunted 14th Century Angus castle has finally been refused. The turbine saga at Ethie Barns near Arbroath was one of the longest in Angus planning history after initially being submitted more than two years ago. The 46-metre turbine would have been positioned to the north-west of… Read more →

Wind energy turbines rising; Colebrook tower stretches above tree line #CT

By National Wind Watch The Colebrook South commercial wind turbines so bitterly opposed by some residents are now rising above the horizon. A huge crane has been on site for two weeks now, lifting segments of the 322-foot towers into place. One tower stretched well above the tree line Monday morning, while a huge, 48-foot blade lay on the ground,… Read more →