Wind farm subsidies cut by 25 per cent/ The Telegraph

Long-term subsidies for wind farms are to be cut by a quarter, the Government will announce this week. The decision will delight anti-wind farm campaigners and back-bench Conservative MPs who have sought a cut to curtail the construction of turbines. But the wind power industry said the measure would leave billions of pounds of investment
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Wind farms cleared for building by 3D radar

By JULIA HORTON THE number of wind farms across the UK could be almost doubled following Scottish trials of a revolutionary radar system that is expected to end safety concerns over installing turbines near airports. Scotland on Sunday has learned that the first live demonstration of the 3D holographic radar, carried out at Prestwick Airport
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German Resistance: Mutiny In The Land Of Wind Turbines/Spiegel

Germany plans to build 60,000 new wind turbines — in forests, in the foothills of the Alps and even in protected environmental areas. But local residents are up in arms, costs are skyrocketing and Germany’s determination to phase out nuclear power is in danger. The German village of Husarenhof, just north of Stuttgart, nestles picturesquely
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Expert Meteorologist: Data Show Little Change In Central European Precipitation Over Last 30 Years!/No Tricks Zone

A week ago meteorologist Dr. Karsten Brandt published an analysis of precipitation in Central Europe, particularly Germany. His article was titled: “More heavy rains?” In it Brandt asks: “How frequent are such events and are they increasing?” In his article Brandt analyzes data to see if weather extremes, especially in the form of heavy rainfall
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Griffin Calliachar community fund total passes £1m in grant awards?The Perthshire Advertiser

A million pounds has been pumped into Perthshire’s rural economy through grants from two Highland wind farms. Perth-based power firm SSE’s Griffin and Calliachar wind farm community fund recently passed the million pound milestone for cash given to local projects. Aberfeldy, Dull and Weem, Dunkeld and Birnam, Kenmore and District, and Mid Atholl Strathtay and
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Dalmellington anti-wind farm campaigners want to close door on wind farm

Dalmellington Community Council have urged locals to rally round and hammer a final nail in the coffin of a controversial wind farm. Back in January, council chiefs received rapturous applause when they rejected the proposal by Infinis to build eight massive wind turbines close to the Chalmerston opencast site. They took the decision – at
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Gilcrux residents claim windfarm is flooding village/BBC (Video)

Residents in a village in Cumbria are claiming a nearby windfarm is causing flooding and drying up natural water supplies. Pete Johnston’s home in Gilcrux, has been flooded since the Tallentire windfarm was built and he believes the concrete and roadways which replaced the farmland are preventing water being absorbed into the ground. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-23278395

Contentious wind farm application thrown out/The Herald Scotland

A CONTROVERSIAL wind farm application near the Cheviot Hills which attracted around 1200 objections has been thrown out by planning officials at Scottish Borders Council. Swedish firm Vattenfall had wanted to erect five 110 metre-high turbines at the Whitton wind farm near Morebattle. But the plans met with fierce opposition led by campaign group Protect
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