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For all the attractions of solar power, it shouldn’t blight the countryside
Rampisham Down has never been put to the plough: it is one of the largest remaining sites of what is now a very rare habitat – lowland acid grassland.
Source: independent, Date and Time of entry: 27 January 2015 00:00
Milford Haven Port joins forces with wave energy firm
In a bid to become a centre of excellence for marine renewables, Milford Haven Port has joined forces with an engineering firm tasked with building the first full-scale tidal energy generator in Wales
Source: westerntelegraph, Date and Time of entry: 27 January 2015 00:00
quarter scale prototype of WaveSub
Wave power device that promises to cut cost of marine energy to be tested in Milford Haven later this year
Source: walesonline, Date and Time of entry: 27 January 2015 00:00
Westover Solar Park Powering up for Christmas
Construction of the Westover solar park is nearing completion with the 40 acre site being connected to the national grid and coming on stream in time for Christmas.
Source: britishsolar, Date and Time of entry: 23 January 2015 00:00
Go-ahead for solar farm at Ellough near Beccles
Plans for a new solar farm at Ellough were unanimously approved by Waveney District Council’s Development Control Committee on Tuesday.
Source: becclesjournal, Date and Time of entry: 23 January 2015 00:00
Environment and planning
PA12/07247 | Installation of photo voltaic power-plant (solar farm) with a total capacity of up to 4.5MW and other associated works | Lower Town Farm Trewidland Liskeard PL14 4ST
Source: elven, Date and Time of entry: 23 January 2015 00:00
Go-ahead for 130-acre solar farm in north Cornwall
German company Kronos Solar has been granted permission to build a 25 megawatt facility at Maxworthy, near Launceston. Two other solar developments - at Trewidland and Sweetshouse, near Bodmin - were refused permission at the same planning meeting.
Source: bbc, Date and Time of entry: 23 January 2015 00:00
17ft hedge would hide turbine views - Fenrother
The Energiekontor submission accepts that Moor Edge House would have direct views of the turbines, as well as existing ones at Lynemouth and Bewick Drift,
Source: morpethherald, Date and Time of entry: 22 January 2015 00:00
Minister rejects Fenrother wind farm plans to the delight of residents
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles has thrown out an appeal by Energiekontor UK Ltd relating to its refused bid for five 126m turbines at Fenrother, near Morpeth.
Source: thejournal, Date and Time of entry: 22 January 2015 00:00
New solar farm plans are submitted
A NEW five megawatt solar farm could be built on a 10.5 hectare site in Sileby . Gypsum Solar Ltd wants to develop agricultural land off Barrow Road which is “currently in use as rough, unimproved grassland”.
Source: loughboroughecho, Date and Time of entry: 21 January 2015 00:00
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