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World’s biggest wind farm planned for off south coast of England

The world’s biggest wind farm is being planned off England’s south coast. In 2010, the Crown Estate, which manages the sea bed off Britain’s coastline, held an auction to develop large scale, offshore wind farms around the UK Photo: REX … Continue reading

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Support for wind energy remains strong

Any suggestion that investment in UK wind energy is ‘grinding to a halt’ does not chime with reality Wind turbines in a field of corn. Photograph: Graeme Robertson In a series of articles this week, you reported on some of … Continue reading

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Local communities ‘can’t fight unwanted wind farms’

Local communities have no chance of fighting “unwanted” on-shore wind farms” under the Government’s planning reforms, a group of academics, politicians and celebrities warns today. Critics of wind farms claim they are inefficient because the weather dictates when they can … Continue reading

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So grand, so gentle: wind technology in tune with the natural world

The offshore wind turbines in the Thanet field look like ‘monuments to optimism, common sense and human daring’ The Thanet windfarm off the coast of Ramsgate in Kent became the world’s largest site of its type when it opened in … Continue reading

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Wind industry’s extensive lobbying to preserve subsidies and defeat local resistance to turbines

The full extent of lobbying by Britain’s wind industry to preserve subsidies while getting thousands of new turbines built can be revealed. While lobbying is taking place nationally, developers are also employing lobbying tactics on the ground to get wind … Continue reading

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Marshaling the Winds of Mongolia

Construction is to begin in March on Mongolia’s first wind farm, and its backers hope it will be the beginning of a renewable energy boom. Mongolia’s first wind installation is a $120 million project that will provide 5 percent of … Continue reading

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Feed-in tariff sees solar panel installation breakthrough

Since the scheme was launched in 2010, the amount of the renewable energy has grown by more than 41 times Since the scheme launched, the amount of solar has grown by more than 41 times. Photograph: Simon Burt/PA Explosive growth … Continue reading

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