Posts Tagged ‘opposed’

UK’s new energy and environment ministers opposed green energy

Matthew Hancock called for cuts to wind power subsidies while Liz Truss claimed renewable power was damaging the economy The new set of Conservative environment and energy ministers announced on Tuesday bring a track record of opposing renewable energy, having fought against wind and solar farms, enthusiastically backed fracking and argued that green subsidies damage […]

Cameron told not to appease minority of Tory MPs opposed to windfarms

Renewable industry and green campaigners concerned prime minister is considering new controls on onshore turbines Green campaigners urged David Cameron yesterday to stop trying to appease a minority of windfarm opponents in his party with proposals for further curbs on onshore turbines. Supporters of wind power were alarmed after it emerged that the prime minister […]

Wind farm opposed by Donald Trump to test land

THE consortium behind the offshore wind farm being opposed by Donald Trump today announced plans to begin exploratory tests at the landfall site for the controversial development in response to community concerns about possible contaminated land in the area. View full post on Wind Power News

Scottish government approves windfarm opposed by Donald Trump

Billionaire property magnate attacks decision to build experimental offshore windfarm near his golf course as ‘purely political’ Scottish ministers have given the go-ahead to an experimental offshore windfarm site near Aberdeen after ignoring Donald Trump’s angry threats of legal action to block the project. Trump has repeatedly attacked the European offshore wind deployment centre (EOWDC) […]

David Cameron meets Tory MPs opposed to windfarm plans

Prime minister is understood to have reaffirmed support for wind power in meeting with backbenchers The prime minister, David Cameron, has met MPs who are fighting the government’s support for onshore windfarms as concern mounts that billions of pounds of investment in green jobs is on hold while the row continues. The Guardian revealed on […]

Weatherwatch: Wind turbines may be opposed but windmills are attractions

There are still many windmills in the British countryside, and they are seen as attractions, while wind turbines are frequently vehemently opposed. In the 18th and 19th century when there were thousands more windmills they were also controversial, built by entrepreneurs cashing in on the high price of corn and flour. Most towns had three […]