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Wind Farms articles

Poll: Voters prefer pro-wind farm MPs

Little Cheyne Windfarm owned by RWE

ComRes survey challenges wisdom of Conservative Party's plan for a ban on onshore wind farms

11 Jul 2014

Shetland wind farm to go ahead after court overturns legal challenge

Scottish and Southern Energy onshore wind farm

Viking Energy welcomes confirmation original approval for 457MW wind farm did not infringe European Birds Directive

10 Jul 2014

Clean energy investment rebounds to highest level since 2012

Teeside offshore wind farm project

Investment clears $66bn in second quarter of 2014, suggesting the sector could end two years of declining investment

08 Jul 2014

Ratings agency says UK energy crunch will be temporary

Moody's says energy efficiency, new wind power and the return of gas plants will keep power prices in check

03 Jul 2014

Wind farm industry failing to halt Pickles' planning attack

Banks Renewables ditches Killington scheme ahead of public inquiry while Ecotricity fails to challenge government over Black Ditch project

01 Jul 2014

A blueprint for the future for wind, wave and tidal power

Maria McCaffery outlines how the industry plans to cut costs and how the next government can continue the sector's impressive growth

26 Jun 2014

Good Energy eyes cheaper energy tariffs for Cornwall

Company wants to extend initiative offering cut price bills for homes near wind farms across the whole county

26 Jun 2014

Trillion Fund launches 'UK's biggest' crowd-funded wind energy project

Peer-to-peer financing specialist launches new £5m crowd-funding push with the offer of a 7.5 per cent rate

19 Jun 2014

Consumer group Which? questions virtue of green energy subsidies

Which? warns planned green energy subsidies may not be value for money, as more cost effective options may be overlooked

12 Jun 2014

Pickles launches public inquiry into approved wind farm

RenewableUK says 40 wind farm projects have now been called in for review by Communities Secretary

11 Jun 2014

Scottish government approves latest Highland wind farm

Stronelairg development gets go-ahead, as smaller Newfield wind farm near Lockerbie is refused planning permission

06 Jun 2014

Wind industry highlights huge local supplier opportunities

Paper outlines economic benefits for communities in hosting onshore wind farms and how local firms can win supply contracts

05 Jun 2014

Yes, drones really can help the planet

Here's why flying robots have plenty of potential in agriculture, infrastructure monitoring and conservation

05 Jun 2014

From coal mine to wind farm: Partnerships for Renewables cuts ribbon on pioneering project

New 4MW wind farm at Oakdale Colliery expected to deliver annual carbon savings of 4,400 tonnes

05 Jun 2014

Could the Queen's Speech deliver a surprise boost to community renewables projects?

Guardian reports government is planning new legislation to give communities the right to take a stake in local renewables projects

04 Jun 2014

BT calls up wind farm savings with £440m investment

Telco signs long-term power purchase agreements for Fallago Rig, Mynydd Bwllfa and Heysham South wind farms

04 Jun 2014

Radar fix could open up 1GW of onshore wind potential, study finds

Joint industry and government working group says better monitoring allows wind turbines to be built closer to Eskdalemuir Seismic Array

30 May 2014

When the headlines don't tell the full story

RenewableUK's Maf Smith reveals how, regardless of headlines to the contrary, the Committee on Climate Change predicts a healthy future for onshore wind post 2020

28 May 2014

Committee on Climate Change insists onshore wind still has role to play in cost-effective energy mix

Responding to Times report suggesting UK "has enough wind turbines", Committee confirms most cost-effective decarbonisation scenarios require more onshore wind energy through to 2030

28 May 2014

Dutch wind turbines to power electric trains

Railway signs deal to source 100 per cent of electricity for its trains from wind farms by 2018

19 May 2014

Scotland green lights latest £65m wind farm

But similar sized project in the Scottish Borders is rejected over noise concerns

19 May 2014

Report: German renewables set new record as solar and wind meet two thirds of demand

New figures suggest renewables met around 67 per cent of German power demand on Sunday afternoon

15 May 2014

Sharp rise in percentage of onshore windfarms being rejected

igures show that the percentage of rejections in the UK jumped from 25-29 per cent in 2009-12 to 41 per cent in 2013

14 May 2014

Green energy auctions may damage renewables development, industry warns

Plans for established renewable energy technologies to compete for subsidies could harm smaller developers and unsettle investors, government told

13 May 2014

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