Posts Tagged ‘windfarm’

Migrants building £2.6bn windfarm paid fraction of minimum wage

Workers on Beatrice project in Scotland have included irregular migrants on under £5 an hour Workers hired to build the flagship £2.6bn Beatrice offshore windfarm in Scotland have included migrants without proper immigration documents paid a fraction of the UK minimum wage, the Guardian can reveal. Offshore windfarming is one of the UK’s biggest growth […]

Drone footage shows world’s largest offshore windfarm – video

The world’s largest offshore windfarm has opened off the Cumbrian coast. Walney Extension covers 145 sq km of the Irish Sea and has a capacity of 659 megawatts, enough energy to power 590,000 homes World’s largest offshore windfarm opens off Cumbrian coast Continue reading… View full post on Wind power | The Guardian

World’s largest offshore windfarm opens off Cumbrian coast

Walney Extension will power 590,000 homes amid fears Brexit could stifle growth The world’s biggest offshore windfarm has officially opened in the Irish Sea, amid warnings that Brexit could increase costs for future projects. Walney Extension, off the Cumbrian coast, spans an area the size of 20,000 football pitches and has a capacity of 659 […]

Windfarm experts publish no research and had no face-to-face meetings last year

Committee was set up by former prime minister Tony Abbott to handle complaints about wind turbine noise • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon An independent scientific committee on wind turbines established by the Coalition in 2015 failed to hold one face-to-face meeting last year and failed to […]

Australia’s largest windfarm wins planning approval

$1bn project in Queensland’s Bowen basin to consist of almost 200 turbines The Queensland government has approved the country’s largest windfarm, a $1bn project to build almost 200 turbines in the shadow of the Bowen basin’s coalmines. The 800-megawatt Clarke Creek project, in cattle country north-west of Rockhampton, received planning approval on Tuesday morning. The […]

$10,000 to reveal anti windfarm bloggers’ identities

A $10,000 reward leading to the identification of the authors of an anti-wind energy website is being offered by former Sydney University academic. Emeritus Professor Simon Chapman AO posted the reward on Twitter in an attempt to discover who was responsible for the Australian-focussed anti-windfarm website stopthesethings.com Professor Chapman, recently retired from University of Sydney, […]

Crofters on Lewis fight EDF and Wood Group’s windfarm proposal

Energy giants hope Scottish court will permit development of 36 turbines on moorland Hundreds of crofters are fighting an attempt by the energy giants EDF and Wood Group to build a windfarm on the island of Lewis. More than 200 crofters have objected to proposals to build on communal land close to Stornoway, the biggest […]

Is this the future? Dutch plan vast windfarm island in North Sea

Advanced plans by Dutch power grid aims to build power hub possibly at Dogger Bank whose scale would dwarf current offshore sites Britain’s homes could be lit and powered by windfarms surrounding an artificial island deep out in the North Sea, under advanced plans by a Dutch energy network. The radical proposal envisages an island […]

Effort to ease wind-farm rules gets fresh start in Ohio Senate

When Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay abruptly resigned in October, the wind-energy industry lost one of its most ardent supporters at a time when an important proposal was being considered. This week, Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, has come forward to be the new lead sponsor of the wind-energy plan, which would reduce the distance […]

Nuclear plans ‘should be rethought after fall in offshore windfarm costs’

Lib Dems and green groups say reduced price of state support should sound death knell for plants such as Hinkley Point C The government is under pressure to reconsider its commitment to a new generation of nuclear power stations after the cost of offshore wind power reached a record low. Experts said green energy had […]