Taxpayers’ Alliance ‘made dodgy claims on energy bills’/The Independent

The Energy Secretary Ed Davey has attacked the Taxpayers’ Alliance – accusing the campaign group of making “dodgy, back-of-fag-packet claims” about energy bills. The Liberal Democrat minister hit out after the low-tax pressure group published figures claiming that household energy bills could reach £2,000 per household by the end of the decade – with green
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Davey looks to hydrogen to store surplus wind power /Utility Week

15 July 2013 Davey looks to hydrogen to store surplus wind power Davey: hydrogen technology could help store wind power Energy secretary Ed Davey has insisted that the coalition government is looking at not just batteries but advances in “hydrogen technology” so it can “store wind power when it’s not needed on the grid”. Speaking
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Prevention policy required over future windfarms – Border Telegraph

Andrew Keddie Councillors have called on the Scottish Government to amend planning policies which, they fear, could result in a further proliferation of wind farms at unsuitable sites in the Borders. Even SNP members, who dominate the ruling administration on Scottish Borders Council, have backed the call for Scotland’s planning policy (SPP) – in the
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1,000 objections blow wind farm off course – Southern Reporter

A wind farm development near the Cheviot Hills which attracted more than 1,000 objections has been thrown out by council officials. The planning department’s decision on Tuesday ends a four-year battle led by campaign group Protect Your Cheviots to stop Whitton Wind Farm project near Morebattle going ahead. Initially, applicants Vattenfall applied for six turbines
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New radar could pave way for more turbines

By Kaye Nicolson CAMPAIGNERS in Moray and the north-east have hit out after it emerged that a revolutionary new radar system could lead to more wind turbines being built. The technology has passed tests that proved its ability to detect the difference between aircraft and turbine blades. Existing systems are unable to identify each turbine
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Radar test at airport wind farm a success

GREEN campaigners have welcomed the successful testing of a radar system which could resolve safety concerns over installing wind turbines near airports. The technology was tested at a wind farm near Prestwick Airport in Ayrshire last week which proved its ability to detect the difference between aircraft and the movement of turbine blades, which it
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Fire-fighting pilots want Federal Government to investigate turbulence risk of wind turbines – ABC

The group representing pilots who provide aerial support during bushfires wants an investigation into whether wind turbines affect fire-fighting. The Aerial Agricultural Association of Australia has written to the Federal Government with concerns about the turbines. Chief executive Phil Hurst says the main concern is whether they create a turbulence risk. “We know that wake
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