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Secretary of State dismisses Asfordby Wind Farm appeal
The Secretary of State for Department of Communities and Local Government – Eric Pickles – has gone against the recommendation of his Planning Inspector and dismissed the planning appeal by Peel Energy to develop nine wind turbines
Source: peel, Date and Time of entry: 10 March 2014 00:00
Blue skies over Northumberland
Peel Energy has been awarded consent by the Northumberland County Council Planning Committee for its nine-turbine Blue Sky Forest wind farm.
Source: renews, Date and Time of entry: 10 March 2014 00:00
Asfordby wind farm public inquiry cost council £141,500
Melton Borough Council turned down the plan for nine turbines on land near Asfordby in July 2012.
Peel Energy, which appealed against the decision, said the farm would have provided power for 8,500 homes.
Source: bbc, Date and Time of entry: 10 March 2014 00:00
Scout Moor Wind Farm Expansion
Peel Energy proposes to
expand Scout Moor Wind Farm with the aim of generating secure electricity,
providing benefits to local communities and the surrounding environment.
Source: peel, Date and Time of entry: 10 March 2014 00:00
Good Energy submits proposals for The Big Field Wind Farm in North Cornwall
Juliet Davenport OBE, CEO and founder of Good Energy said: “We believe The Big Field Wind Farm can provide a lasting positive legacy for the environment and the local community, and we are proud to put our name to it.
Source: goodenergy, Date and Time of entry: 08 March 2014 00:00
Good Energy submits Big Field windfarm plans
The company will also provide a local community fund worth £63,250 a year, rising in line with inflation, for the lifetime of the project.
Source: utilitywee, Date and Time of entry: 08 March 2014 00:00
Plans submitted for controversial 30million wind farm in North Cornwall
If approved The Big Field Wind Farm would sit on farmland between Week St Mary, Jacobstow, Warbstow, North Petherwin and Whitstone
Source: ticornwall, Date and Time of entry: 08 March 2014 00:00
Drax biomass running at half capacity
A lack of storage facilities has forced the first of Drax’s converted biomass units to run with an average load factor of just 57%, the power plant operator revealed today.
Source: theenginee, Date and Time of entry: 07 March 2014 00:00
Energy company behind Wingate wind farm promises cash windfall for jobs
Infinis says finance for the “employability initiative” worth around £1.25m over 25 years will come from community benefit funds realised by a five-turbine site it is seeking to build off the A181, at Wingate Grange Farm, near Peterlee.
Source: necho, Date and Time of entry: 07 March 2014 00:00
Fears over turbine 'encirclement'
Four different firms want to site a total of 32 turbines close to the village of Wingates, Northumberland, which has a population of 33 people.
Source: bbc, Date and Time of entry: 07 March 2014 00:00
Plan on cards to double size of Rothes Cairn Uish wind farm
these new turbines will be 80 feet taller than Big Ben. They will require in excess of 12,000 tonnes of concrete just for the foundations
Source: thenscot, Date and Time of entry: 06 March 2014 00:00
Residents vow to fight wind farm
David Williams, chief executive of Eco2 said: "We have received encouraging support from the local community, and we strongly believe in the benefits of Pendragon Fach both for the local economy and in the urgent global fight against climate change.
Source: bbc, Date and Time of entry: 06 March 2014 00:00
Blaenau Gwent windfarm jobs worth £2 million
"Myndd James has been chosen because the mountain has exceptionally high wind velocities, meaning that the Pendragon Fach wind farm would have the ability to generate significantly more energy than an average UK site of its size.
Source: swargus, Date and Time of entry: 06 March 2014 00:00
GE set all fired up at Chelveston
Nine GE 2.85MW turbines have entered full operation at the 25.65MW Chelveston wind farm in Northamptonshire
Source: renews, Date and Time of entry: 06 March 2014 00:00
Natural Power gets planning consent for extending Rothes Wind Farm
The Scottish Government has confirmed that an extension to Rothes wind farm near Elgin in Moray has been successfully consented, with Natural Power acting as the lead consultant on behalf of their client,
Source: ref, Date and Time of entry: 06 March 2014 00:00
CONSENT AND DEEMED PLANNING PERMISSION
CONSENT AND DEEMED PLANNING PERMISSION BY THE SCOTTISH
MINISTERS FOR THE INCREASE IN CAPACITY OF THE ROTHES WIND
POWERED ELECTRICITY GENERATING STATION NEAR ELGIN IN MORAY
Source: scotland, Date and Time of entry: 06 March 2014 00:00
Installation Complete at Chelveston
At the end of September GWS finalized its most recent GE installation project at Chelveston in the UK. The project consisted of 4 x GE 2.85 MW turbines
Source: gws, Date and Time of entry: 06 March 2014 00:00
Another record year for Port of Blyth as turnover hits £17.5m
The RES Group is looking to build a £350m biomass power station there, and another scheme involves Lynemouth Power Station, which aims to convert to biomass by 2015.
Source: thejournal, Date and Time of entry: 04 March 2014 00:00
Dong sells stake in London Array
DONG Energy is to sell half of its 50 per cent share in the UK's largest wind farm, the 630MW London Array.
Leading Canadian investment fund manager La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is the purchaser, with a £644 million price agreed.
Source: gtelegraph, Date and Time of entry: 03 March 2014 00:00
At what point should the offshore wind industry start worrying?
London Array and Forewind ditch plans for 2.2GW of new offshore wind capacity in one day, but DECC maintains the industry has a bright future
Source: bgreen, Date and Time of entry: 03 March 2014 00:00
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