Wind V. Coal
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"The trouble with wind farms is that they have a very large spatial footprint for a piddling little bit of electricity. You would need 8oo turbines to produce the output of a coal-fired power station."
Sir Martin Holgate, Chief Scientist at the Department of the Environment of the British Government - October 2004
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How the wind subsidy train was blown away by Murdo Fraser THERE WAS jubilation in rural Scotland last week with the announcement from the Conservative Government that subsidies for new onshore wind projects were to be scrapped, more or less … Continue reading
Ministers announce onshore wind farm regime change by Planning Portal Content Team on June 25, 2015 The government has wasted little time in honouring manifesto pledges over giving local communities a greater say over onshore wind farm projects and axing subsidies … Continue reading
And this is the counterpoint to FE’s support of wind. You can’t have it both ways.
Oral statement to Parliament Statement on ending subsidies for onshore wind From: Department of Energy & Climate Change and The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP Delivered on: 22 June 2015 First published: 22 June 2015 Part of: Low carbon technologies … Continue reading
Noise data new weapon in war on windfarms.
Originally posted on Quixotes Last Stand:
The great thing about science is that it’s self-correcting. The good drives out the bad, because experiments get replicated and hypotheses tested — or so I used to think. Now, thanks largely to climate…
“Wind farms must hold grid and planning as of today in order to qualify for the Renewables Obligation grace period beyond March 2016. DECC said projects will need to demonstrate as of 18 June 2015 that they have planning consent, … Continue reading
The next few months will be interesting. Amanda Rudd and Cameron have drawn a very clear line in the sand and although negotiations will take place with developers about the Grace period, I think they may find a rather cool … Continue reading
By Simon Johnson, Scottish Political Editor 4:55PM BST 18 Jun 2015 5 Comments Rural communities have reacted with relief and delight after David Cameron called time on the SNP’s wind farm march across Scotland’s countryside. Anti-turbine campaigners praised the UK … Continue reading
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/changes-to-onshore-wind-subsidies-protect-investment-and-get-the-best-deal-for-bill-payers “Up to 5.2GW of onshore wind capacity could be eligible for grace periods which the Government is minded to offer to projects that already have planning consent, a grid connection offer and acceptance, as well as evidence of land … Continue reading