Government splits undermine onshore wind power industry putting Britain’s energy security at risk – Caroline Flint/ Labour Party

Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, responding to reports about a new row within Government over wind farms, said: http://www.labour.org.uk/govt-splits-undermine-onshore-wind-power-industry,2013-08-20?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LabourPartyNews+%28The+Labour+Party+-+Latest+news%29

Time for an honest debate on wind farms/UKIP

Following the revelation today in The Daily Telegraph that the Department of Energy and Climate Change is seeking to suppress the publication of a study into the damage done by wind farms, UKIP is calling for an honest debate on the subject. http://www.ukip.org/newsroom/news/840-time-for-an-honest-debate-on-wind-farms

Another blow for turbine plans/The Buchan Observer

Proposals for eight wind turbines at Hill of Braco have been dealt another blow as Scottish Natural Heritage have objected to the plans. The proposed Hill of Braco Wind Farm has been earmarked for development at Moss of Cruden by PNE Wind. http://www.buchanobserver.co.uk/community/community-news/another-blow-for-turbine-plans-1-3053749

Calm summer takes wind out of strategy

By Tim Pauling GOVERNMENT plans to generate all of Scotland’s electricity from renewables have been blown off course – by the summer heatwave. Windfarm electricity output drastically fell away as a high-pressure system – bringing warm, settled weather – dominated the country for weeks. Critics called for a change of Read more…

Greencoat talks up future acquisition plans

Ian McConnell Group Business Editor GREENCOAT UK Wind, the fund with assets including a 50% stake in the 72-megawatt Braes of Doune wind farm near Stirling, has highlighted “plentiful supply” of further acquisition opportunities. The £262 million fund, which also owns the 6MW Carcant wind farm in the Scottish Borders, Read more…