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 SKDC (South Kesteven District Council)

Website Address: www.southkesteven.gov.uk

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South Kesteven District Council
Council Offices
St. Peters Hill
Lincolnshire NG31 6PZ
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Council Offices
Nottingham Road
Melton Mowbray
LE13 0UL
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Local Members of Parliament

Stephen Phillips (Conservative) - Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA
Tel: 01529 419000 or    020 7219 7146  or 020 7219 6487 

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House of Commons
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House of Commons
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Local paper following the wind farm debate

Information on all wind farm action groups in the country

CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England)

REF (Renewable Energy Fund

You Tube

National Wind Watch

Health, noise and human rights issues


European Platform against Windfarms


Wind Farm Victims website

 East Midlands Members of the European Parliament

European Parliament (Brussels)
60 Rue Wiertz
Bruxelles 1047
Tel: +32 2 284 5764
Fax: +32 2 284 9764

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Latest News in Media

March 2015

Grantham Journal:  Applause as Temple Hill wind farm near Brandon is rejected


August 2014

Grantham Journal  Marston Turbine 



July 2014


Grantham Journal Marston Appeal Allowed


Imperial College London
Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure, according to research out today.

June 2014

Independent: Wind farm approval rate drops to all-time low

Telegraph: E.On boss says stop feeding the renewable energy beast – and that the only ones wanting to block to the debate are those who want to harvest the subsidies without accountability.

May 2014

Irish Times: Conference warned that health effects of wind turbines should be taken seriously.

Nottingham Post: Appeal court blows away wind turbine permission. This case sets signficant legal precedent for renewable energy developments on green belt land.

Renewable Energy Foundation: report shows that the UK has already hit its green energy targets and therefore all projects within the planning system are surplus to requirements.

April 2014

British Medical Journal letter: Evidence of impact of wind turbines on animals: “In conclusion it is possible in humans wind farm illnesses could be psychogenic. In animals it maybe a bridge too far.”

Telegraph: No more onshore wind farms if Conservatives win 2015 election pledges Michael Fallon.

NEW TOGETHER AGAINST WIND CAMPAIGN – quick, easy and effective way to contact the party leaders about the wind farm folly.

Telegraph: We must cut onshore wind farm subsidies says David Cameron.

Eric Pickles to extend wind  farm appeal recoveries for a further 12 months: the official announcementRenewablesUK’s downbeat response and the story in The Telegraph.

Spectator: Why can’t country views be protected from wind farms?

Yorkshire Post: Tories say wind farms are best offshore

SKDC rockets into top 10 rural places to live and has equal lowest CO2 per person in the UK!

Telegraph: David Cameron could make manifesto pledge to get rid of wind farms

Wind farm plans in tatters after subsidy rethink: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/windpower/10670115/Wind-farm-plans-in-tatters-after-subsidy-rethink.html


Scientific American: Wind farms can alter the nearby rainfall and temperature, suggesting a need for more comprehensive studies of future energy systems: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wind-power-found-to-affect-local-climate/

Wind turbines catch fire in Wales : http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/anglesey-wind-turbines-catch-fire-6706133

Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) Bans house price clan in Wind Farm leaflet: http://www.utilityweek.co.uk/news/asa-bans-house-price-claim-in-windfarm-leaflet/981802#.Uw4HDtGPPL9

High court blocks north Norfolk wind turbine bid: Judge rules earlier consent failed to comply with planning law relating to landscape and heritage sites http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/14/high-court-blocks-north-norfolk-wind-turbine-bid

National Wind Watch: Tax payers fund wind farm scam: https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2014/02/23/taxpayers-fund-wind-farm-scam/

Telegraph Wind farm noise does harm sleep and health, say scientists: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/windpower/9653429/Wind-farm-noise-does-harm-sleep-and-health-say-scientists.html

NH wind-farm builder Iberdola facing lawsuit in N.Y. over wind noise: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20121130/NEWS05/121129100

Daily Mail: Proof that wind farms slash home values by 11% within 1.2 miles – LSE study


Guardian: RWE halves its investment in renewables

Telegraph: Number of planned onshore wind farms rises by two-thirds despite PM’s pledges to the contrary

Times: Wind farm subsidies are in top band – higher in UK than other countries

Telegraph: Factories could be paid to use wind power at night to reduce ‘constraint payments’ currently paid to wind farms to turn off when power isn’t needed.

Telegraph: Europe wants to block UK wind farm subsidies

Telegraph: Wind farm test case could see 100s of turbines near historic sites

Daily Mail: Wind farm blight is industrialising our countryside

December 2013

Daily Mail: Wind farms slash up to a third off value of nearby homes or, in the case of one resident living close to Temple Hill, means you can’t sell your home at all.

WAUBRA Foundation: Wind farm noise: the sacrifice of the rural minorities

Telegraph: Councils wasting millions on ineffective wind turbines

Telegraph: Lobby group influenced government wind farm noise report

November 2013

Telegraph: French couple win legal battle to take down wind farm spoiling their view. Importantly, this article also debunks the myth that wind farms have no impact on tourism: “In August, a French court banned a local council from erecting turbines near the Mont Saint Michel abbey island after Unesco warned they could cost France’s most visited provincial tourist site its World Heritage status.”

Telegraph blogs:  They are quick to collect it but slow to spend it – scandal of energy companies’ green tax bonanza

Western Morning News: Pickles effect starting to curb plans for wind farms in Devon & Cornwall.

Newark Advertiser: Orston wind turbine plan rejected in part due to the impact of this 74m moving structure on views from Belvoir Castle. What impact might 5 x 126.5m turbines have then?!

Daily Mail: Ed Davey says Lord Deben’s green links aren’t a conflict of interest despite being Chairman of the Climate Change Committee.

October 2013

Right Side News: Big Wind’s dirty little secret: toxic lakes & radioactive waste

The Lincolnite: Unanimous rejection of plans for a wind farm at Hemswell Cliff. Well done to our fellow campaigners fighting an RWE wind farm!

Telegraph: Wind farms knock 8% off average home value property experts reveal.

Telegraph: Nuclear power station will avoid blight of 30,000 wind turbines says minister.

Daily Mail: Greg Barker says we put wind farms in the wrong places and future developments should be offshore.

Financial Review (Australia): Report shows wind farms impact values of rural Australian farms by up to 60%

Telegraph: Wind farms are green vandalism driven by greed. The story from our neighbours in Orston.

BBC Scotland: Wind farm gravy train criticised by conservatives and Telegraph: Wind farm subsidies generate £900m for Britain’s Big 6 energy suppliers.

Daily Mail: Move to curb wind farms as Eric Pickles announced new measures to make sure community concerns about the visual and environmental impact must be taken into account.

Telegraph: Number of planned new onshore wind farms has doubled since 2011 but Conservative ministers have a four-pronged plan to halt the march

Quixote’s Last Stand: French wind farm ordered to demolish 10 turbines and pay compensation. Vive la revolution!

Shetland News: Whimbrels help get planning consent withdrawn for huge wind farm in Shetland.

September 2013

Master Resource: Windfarm mortality – environmental disinformation & eco-damage. This article shows that wind farms attract birds and bats from miles around thus acting as population sinks.

STV News: Wind farm refused planning permission over community impact

New York Magazine: “Never Stops, Never Stops. Headache. Help.” Can wind turbines make you sick? or crazy?

Yorkshire Post: Turbines putting tourism industry at risk

Telegraph: DECC tried to derail local wind farm veto

The Journal: Visitors put off returning to Northumberland by prospect of more wind turbines

London 24: London Mayor Boris Johnson attacks wind farms and calls them “colossal seaside toys plonked erratically across our ancient landscape; the endless parade of waving white-armed old lunatics, gesticulating feebly at each other across the fields and the glens.”

Telegraph: Opponents of wind farms are living in the “Stone Age”, Ed Davey has said, as he declared war on Tory Cabinet colleagues over turbines.

Telegraph: Germany risks economic decline as green dream spoils.

Westminster Hall debate on the Climate Change Act on 10th Sept 2013 contained some interesting exchanges including: David T. C. Davies “he has said that by 2020 around 23% of household electricity bills will be as a result of climate change policy, another of his answers suggests that every person in the country will be paying between £4,700 and £5,300 a year towards the Government’s climate change policies.” David Mowat “Germany’s global carbon emissions are 20% higher per capita and per unit of GDP than ours”. Sammy Wilson: “Taking DECC’s own figures on the impact of climate change policies on business electricity bills, bills will be up by 22% this year, 46% by 2020 and 66% by 2030. Domestic consumers’ electricity bills are up by 17% this year, and they will go up by 33% by 2020 and 41% by 2030. Actually, all the studies show that, for every green job, 2.2 jobs are lost in other sectors of the economy. Every green job created in Europe—this was in a European study—costs about €600,000, which is far more than jobs in other sectors.”

BBC News – Temple Hill wind farm firm RWE ‘poor over communication’.

The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) has applied to erect a 100m wind turbine at its HQ. If you’d like to object you can do so here. If you’d like to cancel your membership of the RSPB as a result, you can do so here.

September 2013

Telegraph: Wind turbine destroyed by wind!

TOO CLOSE – video introducing the families who are sentenced to living life with the noise, flicker and adverse health effects of an industrial wind farm.

Scientific Alliance – Intermittency of UK wind power generation in 2011 and 2012 - over the 2 year period the combined output of all the wind turbines was less than 5% of their rated capacity for 50 days and less than 10% of their rated capacity for nearly 132 days.


August 2013

Independent: UN ruling puts future of wind farms in Britain in jeopardy – UK govt policy flouts Article 7 of Aarhus Convention.

Telegraph: The wind farms that generate enough energy to make a few cups of tea and the RWE website that gives real time info on the output of its windfarms.

James Delingole: Wind turbines are an iniquitous assault on property rights and landowners putting turbines on their land should be ostracised.

Telegraph: Secret report into wind farm house price blight and Owen Patterson says wind farm report will be published despite DECC’s report attempts to block it: Ministers at war over secret wind farm evidence

Telegraph: Planning inspectorate accused of favouring wind farms and ignoring latest planning guidance as 9 out of 14 appeals granted

This is Money: Plans to build more wind farms are deluded according to Legal & General Chief Exec

Telegraph: Communities are still powerless to stop wind farms

Telegraph: PM says there’s no room for wind farms (but plenty for fracking): “There’s a limited potential for onshore wind,” Mr Cameron said. “Frankly, we’ve got some in the UK – I don’t think we’re going to have a huge amount more. We’ve just changed the rules, we’ve cut the subsidies and we’ve said that any schemes that go ahead have to give more benefit to local communities. So I wouldn’t expect to see a lot more wind power onshore in the UK.” Let’s make sure we hold him to these words!

Telegraph: We could soon be paying billions for wind back-up

Daily Mail: £1bn wind farm that has snubbed British workers opened by Nick Clegg.

Telegraph: Nick Boles stripped of wind farm role because brother works for turbine firm. Oh yes, and what about other leading politicians’ family connections to the wind industry?


July 2013

Daily Mail:  TV star GRIFF RHYS JONES on his crusade to stop wind farms and solar panels wrecking his favourite landscapes

Daily Liberal: Health risks linked to wind farms

Telegraph: Wind farm ban ruled out by ministers

Telegraph: Green levies on energy bills hit poor hardest, say MPs

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2381610/GRIFF-RHYS-JONES-crusade-stop-wind-farms-solar-panels-wrecking-favourite-landscapes.html#ixzz2aeE8aAtz
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Shocking footage of bats ‘interacting’ with (being killed by) wind turbines. The government and industry keep asking for evidence – look no further!

Daily Mail: The dirty secret of Britain’s power madness: Polluting diesel generators built in secret by foreign companies to kick in when there’s no wind for turbines – and other insane but true eco-scandals

RWE npower breaks ranks to say that the government’s green policies are driving energy bills up. Not so says the government. Who do you believe? Perhaps RWE npower should just pay its tax bills before anything else!

Sunday Telegraph: Wind farm subsidies cut by 25%. Good news or more smoke & mirrors?

Telegraph: Top 10 things that devalue your home. Guess what’s no.4?

Spears: Wind energy lobbyists try to drown out local opposition

Telegraph: Government takes 1m people out of fuel poverty by changing the rules

Times: Consumers ‘may pay for energy in Spain’ to help Britain to meet green targets

Sunday Telegraph: Our lights will stay on but it will cost us a fortune

Daily Mail: Green taxes will push energy bills up to £2,000

Spectator: How the government’s energy policies will benefit a rich sheikh at the expense of the poor

June 2013

Mirror: Horrified birdwatchers see rare white-throated needletail fly into wind turbine

Telegraph: Britain can’t afford to throw money at wind power

Telegraph: Coalition facing back-bench revolt over wind farm subsidies

Telegraph: Wind farms get generous subsidies for another six years

Telegraph: True cost of Britain’s wind farm industry revealed: every wind farm job effectively subsidised by £100,000 per annum.

U-Switch: David Cameron admits that consumers ultimately pay the costs of subsidies for green energy sources

Telegraph: Cameron hints at further cuts to green energy subsidies after questioning the ‘sanity’ of onshore wind farms.

Telegraph: Labour pledges to put green energy target in manifesto that ‘could push up bills’.

Daily Mail: Owen Patterson, Environment Secretary says ‘wind farms are a complete scam and cause huge unhappiness’.

Guardian: Simon Jenkins, Chairman of the National Trust, says that the u-turn on wind turbines won’t stop their march over every hill and valley.

Chris Heaton-Harris MP: The beginning of the end of onshore wind development in England? Here’s what the Daily Mail, Telegraph, Express and BBC have to say about the announcements on new planning guidance changes in relation to onshore wind development that will give more weight to local communities and increased ‘community funds’ (bribes) for those which choose to accept wind farms. Here is Eric Pickles’ (Dept. of Communities & Local Governments) written ministerial statement and letters to the Planning Inspectorate and local council leaders.

Telegraph: The couple who can’t escape the shadow of wind turbines

Financial Times: UK homes near wind farms ‘could receive 20% off power bills’ – a bribe in all but name, albeit an admission that wind farms do cause adverse effects.

Daily Mail: A dangerously deluded energy policy and why the greens want to hide the truth about soaring energy bills

May 2013

Scottish Daily Mail: Peace at last for family who won court battle to silence turbine

Daily Mail: Why I think we’re wasting billions on global warming, by top British climate scientist

Lord Donoughue’s speech in the House of Lords about the threat of the new Energy Bill.

Renewable Energy Foundation condemns the Institute of Acoustic’s new wind farm noise guidance as being inadequate and increasing the risk of harm to neighbours.

International petition to stop wind farms being built off Normandy D-Day beaches: click here and more information about the plans here.

Harrogate Advertiser: Wind farm firm forced to apologise and withdraw leaflets promoting a scheme near Harrogate after Advertising Standards Authority ruling

Daily Mail: Green energy folly will put £600 on bills

Telegraph: Prince Harry has voiced concerns about the visual impact of wind farms during his US visit.

Telegraph: Former energy minister John Hayes warns South Holland District Council that any precipitous decision about a wind farm would be ‘unsafe’ because the government is about to crack down on unpopular developments.

Halifax Courier: Wind turbine blades 17m long ripped off in high winds

Telegraph: Fantastic news!

Plans to build 'Wind farm' on land owned by the Duke of Gloucester thrown out and the National Trust and English Heritage delighted with the 'victory' to safeguard the historic site.


Telegraph:   James Delingpole is a writer, journalist and broadcaster and he has just resigned my National Trust membership. Here's why... http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100204110/ive-just-resigned-my-national-trust-membership-heres-why/

Telegraph: Wind farms will create more CO2 according to new scientific report

Guardian: Wind turbines impact balance and distribution of species

Daily Mail: MPs in the pay of subsidised eco-firms set insane carbon targets and send energy bills rocketing

Telegraph: Heritage sights of ‘national significance’ under threat from wind farms

Daily Mail: Ofgem warns that fuel bills will keep soaring and green targets could result in 70s-style blackouts

Telegraph: Britain ‘on the brink’ of energy crisis, warns regulator

Ed Davey approves 22 turbine wind ‘park’ at Heckington Fen, Lincs

New report from the Adam Smith Institute, the UK’s leading libertarian think tank, shows that wind power is limited, queries the environmental benefits that wind energy can deliver and concludes that the government is over-investing in wind farms.

Telegraph: Wind turbine plans ‘stealing the soul’ of Cumbria

BBC: Wind turbines ‘safe’ despite collapses, says industry – who do you believe?January 2013

Telegraph: Wind farm contracts will increase family energy bills - damning report from the Public Accounts Committee

Telegraph: The forecast the Met Office hoped you wouldn’t see

Telegraph: wind farm company targets children to drum up support for more turbines

Stamford & Rutland Mercury: Fellow of Engineering Institutes calls for full facts about wind turbines in a well-argued article which concludes that “It is disturbing to find Government policy still, in defiance of irrefutable evidence freely available from National Grid, pushing ahead with a policy discredited at every level.”

Grantham Journal: Nick Boles is determined to back Lincolnshire County Council on representing local opinion about wind farms and defending our precious environment

Observer: Behind the wind turbine war is a lack of policy and joined-up thinking

Spectator: Wind farms vs wildlife – the shocking environmental cost of renewable energy

Telegraph: Wind farm protesters backed by Planning Minister Nick Boles

Daily Mail: Planners must not ignore local communities who oppose wind farms warns Planning Minister Nick Boles

HUGE wind turbines are being downgraded with less powerful generators so developers can profit more from government subsidies, a North Devon energy consultant claims.  Dr Phil Bratby says the move shows developers are more interested in making money than harnessing renewable energy.                                                                                                                                             http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/Turbines-downgraded-make-money/story-17740263-detail/story.html

Grantham Journal column: Conservative MP Nick Boles


Rutland and Stamford Mercury Call for full facts on wind turbines                                                 http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/local/personally-speaking-call-for-full-facts-on-wind-turbines-1-4662998

Observer: Behind the wind turbine war is a lack of policy and joined-up thinking

Spectator: Wind farms vs wildlife – the shocking environmental cost of renewable energy

Telegraph: Wind farm protesters backed by Planning Minister Nick Boles

Daily Mail: Planners must not ignore local communities who oppose wind farms warns Planning Minister Nick BolesDecember 2012




Telegraph: wind turbines wear sooner than expected

Wear and tear hits wind farm output and economic lifetime

Home owners forced to pay £60 for digital television after wind turbines destroyed signal

November 2012

Telegraph: Ed Davey’s Energy Bill statement – the most the most opaque pile of gobbledygook ever delivered to Parliament

60 residents up-state New York file suit against wind farm operator, claiming the noise is making them ill and forcing them to leave their homes

Heckington Fen wind farm about to be given go-ahead by Ed Davey

Parliamentary debate – Wind turbines (Lincolnshire)

Sunday Times: The coalition is at war over wind farms.

RWE launches High Court judicial review against Milton Keynes Council’s separation distances

Guardian poll results: 69% of respondents are not prepared to pay more for green energy.

Call to shut down Devon wind farm after tests show above limits noise levels

Wind farms to increase energy bills by £178 a year under new deal

The great British wind scam. Your taxes are making giant turbines less efficient.

South Kesteven Wind Energy Consultation – comment now. reVOLT is urging SKDC to adopt minimum separation distances in its Wind Energy Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), in line with the policy of Lincolnshire County Council and the views of our two local MPs – please see reVOLT press release here.

How much more onshore wind power will be consented in the UK?

“Job done” on onshore wind farms says Energy Minister John Hayes

Will government-sponsored study of wind farm noise stop turbines in the wrong places?http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/8385561/Why-birds-crash-into-wind-turbines.html

Spread of wind farms threatens the historic Lincolnshire landscape

Wind farm noise DOES harm sleep and health, say scientists. Wind farm noise causes ‘clear and significant’ damage to people’s sleep and mental health, according to the first full peer-reviewed scientific study of the problem.

Wind power will send our electricity bills sky-high

Unless we find the words to discuss the beauty of our landscape, it will be desecrated by lines of great waving semaphores

On the back foot: Developer drops claim that wind farms don’t hit house prices

Enough is enough: time to let the Prime Minister know

October 2012

Grantham Journal Letter: We should unite to save the countryside

South Kesteven District Council is consulting on a draft Wind Energy Supplementary Planning Document which can be viewed on its website. Parish councils and other key consultees will be responding, and individual residents are also welcome to comment (details of how to do this are on the website – if you would like any guidance please contact us). The deadline is 4.30pm on Friday 30th Nov.

Chris Heaton-Harris – the MP who is spearheading the anti-wind movement at Westminster – has set up an organisation called Together Against Wind, with the aim of changing government policy in this area by combining grassroots and parliamentary campaigns and spreading best practice. You can sign up at his website.

Gravy train of green subsidies to end

‘Soviet style’ wind power subsidies to face the axe

‘I’ve got a message for my old Oxford chum David Cameron’ (video)

For every green job created there are 3.7 jobs lost in the real economy (video)

September 2012

Wind power: inordinately expensive and ineffective at cutting C02 emissions (pdf)

Energy blow as wind power fuels pollution

Response by Gordon Hughesto Guardian piece defending wind power

Guardian fails to understand why wind farms don’t reduce CO2

Wind farms will not stop global warming, claims minister

Wind farms cure cancer, save kittens, create world peace, says new wind industry report!

Peter Lilley’s critique of the economics of climate change

Investigation claims thousands of people living near wind farms are falling sick

Lying about subsidies?
Either the wind lobby is lying about ‘subsidies’ to fossil fuels or they’re just ignorant

August 2012

Desperation from ‘think tank’ and green energy consultants on wind power
A policy briefing paper written by the Institute for Public Policy Research that tries to defend wind power has been comprehensively demolished within days of its appearance. See here and here and here

Wind farms bring down property values

July 2012

The impact of wind power on household energy bills. A definitive study of the economics of wind power showing why it will never be economical (pdf)

Study shows wind farm developers use trick photography to minimise visual impact

MP calls for study into effects of wind farms on those living nearby

Renewable energy’s incurable scale problem

Wind farm myths are finally nailed


The beginning of the end of wind
Outstanding piece arguing the case against wind power

New video: Europe’s Ill Wind: a 25 minute documentary on the case against wind energy

New video: A 6 minute less objective summary and video compilation of wind farm issues (caution: this contains brief footage of a bird colliding with a turbine blade)

Change of heart from Chairman of RWE

RWE threaten to take Milton Keynes council to court over policy on distance between houses and wind turbines

Wind turbines in Europe do nothing for emissions reduction goals

More pylons blight the countryside because of wind farms

Australian news story about the experiences of people living near wind farms

The Davis's disturbing submission to House of Lords Select Committee!

Please click on the following links to read their full submission ...

House of Lords Final Submission (pdf) (2.3MB)

Appendix I - Property Values and House Prices (pdf)

Appendix 2 - Statements from other noise and flicker victims (pdf)



Firms paid to shut down wind farms when the wind is blowing

Robert Mendick - Daily Telegraph - 19th June, 2010  Read more ...

Wind turbine illness claims

Paul Sellars - Weekly Times - 3rd June, 2010  Read more ...

Why I fear the lights will go out in Britain

Max Hastings - Daily Mail - 24th May, 2010  Read more ...

The Government are trying to mislead us on the efficiency of wind turbines

Letters - Daily Telegraph - 23rd March, 2010  Read more ...

Wind farm shut over safety fears after 150ft turbine blade falls off

Ben Spencer - Daily Record - 23rd March, 2010  Read more ...

Feeble wind farms fail to hit full power

Jonathan Leake - Environment Editor - The Sunday Times -  21st March, 2010  Read more ...

Ed Miliband's adverts banned for overstating climate change

Times Online - 14th March, 2010  Read more ...

Vulture gets hit by wind turbine blade

Film clip

Terence Blacker:  Governed by the ill wind of deception

Terence Blacker - The Independent - 16th December, 2009  Read more ...

Noise research cover-up - Sound guidance on wind farm noise needed now

Environmental Protection UK - 14th December, 2009  Read more ...

Officials cover up wind farm noise report

Sunday Times - 13th December, 2009  Read more ...

A wind turbine burns near Uelzen, near Hamburg in Germany (Translation)

International News, Germany - December, 2009   Read more ...

School wind turbine collapses and crushes contractor's van

Daily Mail - 2nd December, 2009 Read more ...

Duke of Northumberland delivers blast on the wind debate

The Journal - 30th November, 2009  Read more ...

Oil still fuels the green state of Denmark

The Globe and Mail National - 29th November, 2009  Read more ...

Wind turbine noise rules are outdated, say campaigners

BBC News - 26th November, 2009  Read more ...

Wind means more CO2

Jo Stimpson - New Civil Engineer - 26th November, 2009  Read more ...

Climate scientists accused of 'manipulating global warming data'

Daily Telegraph - 21st November, 2009  Read more ...

Wind blades fell in school yard

The Press and Journal - 21st November, 2009  Read more ...

Windpower will make Britain the dirty old man of Europe


Charles Moore - Daily Telegraph - 20th November, 2009  Read more ...

£250bn: The real cost of wind power

Eugene Henderson - The Sunday Express - 15th November, 2009  Read more ...

Taxing the fuel-poor to bolster subsidised companies is a waste of energy

John Reynolds, Chief Executive Reynolds Partners Investment Bank - Daily Telegraph - 28th September 2009  Read more ...

Wind farm battle to go to High Court

Louise Gray - Environment Correspondent - Daily Telegraph - 16th September, 2009  Read more ...

Planning appeal over wind farm

Leicester Mercury - 23rd July, 2009  Read more ...


New twist in Vale wind farm bid

Ben Truslove - Melton Times - 21st July, 2009  Read more ...

Wind farm Britain means (very) expensive electricity

Lewis Page - The Register - 22nd July, 2009  Read more ...

Wind farms will be a monument to an age when our leaders collectively went off their heads

Christopher Booker - Daily Mail - 15th July, 2009  Read more ...

Ministerial hectoring on green energy is fascism in the wind

James Lovelock - The Guardian - 29th March, 2009  Read more ...

Wind measuring mast dismantled after failed wind farm bid

Jo Hall - Grantham Journal - 12th March, 2009  Read more ...

Call for energy investment to double

Ed Crooks, Energy Editor - Financial Times - 23rd February, 2009 Read more ...

Blown Away

BT & Tesco may abandon huge new eco-projects following a last minute rule change by the Government

Jonathan Leake & Joseph Dunn - The Sunday Times - 15th February, 2009  Read more ...

Villagers raise concerns over wind farm plan

Grantham Journal - 11th February, 2009  Read more ...

Funding doubts for giant wind farm

Ede Crooks & Fiona Harvey - Financial Times - 25th January, 2009  Read more ... 

RidgeWind plans on hold

Jo Hall - Grantham Journal - 21st January, 2009 Read more ...

Wind energy supply dips during cold snap

Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent - Daily Telegraph - 10th January, 2009 Read more ...

Overwhelming support for anti-wind farm campaign

Jo Hall - Grantham Journal - 8th January, 2009 Read more ...

Probe into turbine damage at Louth-area wind farm

Grimsby Telegraph - 6th January, 2009 Read more ...

Promoters overstated the environmental benefit of wind farms

Patrick Sawer - Sunday Telegraph - 21st December, 2008 Read more ...

Wind power targets unrealistic, say critics

Patrick Sawer - Sunday Telegraph - 7th December, 2008 Read more ...

Shell to quit wind projects

The Sunday Times - 7th December, 2008 - Read more ...

Blizzard of mad proposals descends on UK

Christopher Booker - Sunday Telegraph - 7th December, 2008 Read more ...

Energy firms refuse to pass on cost cuts

Tim Webb, Industrial Editor - The Observer - 7th December, 2008 Read more ...

Ice Shards rain down from turbine

BBC News Website - 3rd December, 2008 Read more ...

President-elect proposes economic suicide for US

Christopher Booker - Sunday Telegraph 30th November, 2008 Read more ...

Wind farm that never was to cost taxpayers £110,000 after inquiry which cost £36,000 a day

Jo Hall - The Grantham Journal - 20th November, 2008 Read more ...

Breaking News: Victory for anti-wind farm campaigners as appeal fails!

Grantham Journal - 17th November, 2008 Read more ...

The world has never seen such freezing heat

Christopher Booker - Sunday Telegraph - 16th November, 2008 Read more ...

You British have so little power

Danny Fortson, Business - Sunday Times - 16th November, 2008 Read more ...

Centrica to review wind farms as costs mount

Jamie Dunkley and Russell Hotten - Daily Telegraph - 14th November, 2008 Read more ...

The march of the wind turbine

Clive Aslet - Country Life - 13th November, 2008 Read more ...

Setback for Government's green agenda as BP quits key projects

Robin Pagnamenta - The Times - 8th November, 2008 Read more ...

Wind investment at a standstill

Robin Pagnamenta - The Times - 8th November, 2008 Read more ...

Gordon Brown puffs the great wind scam

Christopher Booker - Sunday Telegraph - 26th October, 2008 Read more ...

Shell pulls out of its last UK wind farm project

Danny Fortson - The Sunday Times - 19th October, 2008 Read more ...

Wind farm developers make goodwill payments to communities

CPRE Press Release - 6th October, 2008 See local cases ...

Anti-wind farm group launches poster campaign

Jo Hall - Grantham Journal - 23rd September, 2008 Read more ...

Wind farms fail to deliver value for money, report claims

Patrick Sawyer - Sunday Telegraph - 14th September, 2008 Read more ...

Wind farms, hot air and spin

Sunday Telegraph - 14th September, 2008 Read more ...

Wind farms: One of the great deceptions of our time

Christopher Booker - Daily Telegraph - 13th September, 2008 Read more ...

Wind fuels gas

Wall Street Journal - 11th September, 2008 Read more ...

Windmills end up on waste dump

The Copenhagen Post Online - 8th September, 2008 Read more ...

When the wind doesn't blow

BBC WEbsite - 5th September, 2008 Read more ...

Poverty fears over wind power

BBC Website - 4th September, 2008 Read more ...

Re. Infinergy inventing local support, "Cheeky to mention us in their newsletter"

North-West Evening Mail - 27th August, 2008 Read more ...

Wind farms put pressure on bats

Richard Black - BBC News Website - 26th August, 2008 Read more ...

Wind power not so good for Danes

Letters to the Editor - Sunday Telegraph - 24th August, 2008 Read more ...

'Making up their own rules' - Wind energy staff act as advisers

Western Morning News - 13th August, 2008 Read more ...

Bicker house blighted by turbines

Spalding Today - 12th August, 1008 Read more ...

Host of new pylons to carry wind farm power

Jonathan Leake, Environment Editor - Sunday Times - 3rd August, 2008 Read more ...

Wind-farm campaigners get approval overturned

This is Exeter website - 30th July, 2008 Read more ..

Council tax cuts demanded by wind farm site neighbours

Grantham Journal - 30th July, 2008 Read more ...

Homeowners living near windfarms see property values plummet

Nigel Bunyan & Martin Beckford - Telegraph.co.uk - 26th July, 2008 Read more ...

Greenwash! Why we need honesty over carbon targets, not more green propaganda

Michael Hanlon, Science Editor - Daily Mail - 24th July, 2008 Read more ...

Viewers hit by TV blackout because of wind farm

Mike Larkin - Daily Record - 24th July, 2008 Read more ...

Renewables mandate undermined

Roger Harrabin, BBC environment analyst - BBC News Online - 23rd July, 2008 Read more ....

Wind farm rejected by villagers

Newark Advertiser - 4th July, 2008 Read more ...

Is wind power a realistic solution to our energy woes?

Eloin Gleeson - Money Week - 4th July, 2008 Read more ...

East Riding Council claims wind turbines could ruin Beverley's 'cherished landscape'

Hull & East Riding Mail - 2nd July, 2008 Read more ...

Report blows hole in wind power plan

Roger Dobson + Richard Gray - Sunday Telegraph - 29th June, 2008 Read more ...

Look out Mr. Cameron or we'll all be in the dark

Christopher Booker - Sunday Telegraph - 29th June, 2008 Read more ...

Wind turbine smashed by wind ...

Alistair Taylor - The Sun - 28th June, 2008 Read more ...

A load of hot air: Why spending £100bn on wind farms to please the EU is Labour's greatest act of lunacy

Christopher Booker - Daily Mail - 26th June, 2008 Read more ...

Fast-track for new atom plants as PM wins planning vote

Michael lea and David Derbyshire - Daily Mail - 26th June, 2008 Read more ...

Brewing storm over Labour's dream of wind power future

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard - Business Section - Daily Telegraph - 26th June, 2008 Read more ...

Earthlog - Labour shows its true colours are not green at all

Charles Clover - Earthlog - Daily Telegraph - 26th June, 2008 Read more ...

Wind Chill - Why wind energy will not fill the UK’s energy gap

CPS (Centre for Policy Studies) - Tony Lodge - 26th June, 2008 Read more ...

Answer may be blowing in the wind

Roland Gribben - Focus on Energy - Daily Telegraph - 26th June, 2008 Read more ...

Meeting 2020 energy targets would cost households £4,000 a year

Tom Peterkin - Daily Telegraph - 25th June, 2008 Read more ...

Ministers want a new wind turbine built every day for 12 years to meet EU green targets

David Derbyshire - Daily Mail - 23rd June, 2008 Read more ...

The only answer to the fuel crisis

David Howell - Sunday Telegraph - 22nd June, 2008 Read more ...

Wind power comes to my back yard

Christopher Booker - Sunday Telegraph - 22nd June, 2008 Read more ...

Revised wind farm plan has 'good level of support'

The Northern Scot - 20th June, 2008 Read more ...

Farmhouse horror as turbine blade smashes through roof

National Wind Watch - 18th June, 2008 Read more ...

Blades 'flew off' wind turbine

National Wind Watch - 18th June, 2008 Read more ...

Savills not too posh to be pushed into maelstrom

The Independent - Investment Column - 13th June, 2008 Read more ...

Savills sell 50% stake in Infinergy Limited

Savills website - 13th June, 2008 Read more ...

Green tax to push fuel bills up £400

Tom McGhie - Financial Mail - The Mail on Sunday - 1st June, 2008 Read more ...

FUEL CRISIS: Forget warnings of panic at the pumps. Britain is set to lose nearly half its electricity in six years. The implications of that are truly terrifying.

Christopher Booker - Daily Mail - 11th June, 2008 Read more ...

Controversial turbine plan is cut to four

Dorset Echo - 11th May, 2008 Read more ...

Centrica warns on wind farm costs

BBC News - 8th May, 2008 Read more ...

Shell disappoints with wind farm withdrawal

Russell Hotten - Daily Telegraph - 2nd May, 2008 Read more ...

Wind turbines can trigger epileptic fits and seizures, say scientists

Daily Mail website - 29th April, 2008 Read more ...

Wind wars at Marshland

Claire Beal - Lynn News - 15th April, 2008 Read more ...

Why the Gulf is switching to coal

Spiegel Online International - 7th February, 2008 Read more ...

£1bn wind farm subsidies pump up power firm profits

David Derbyshire (Environment Editor) - Daily Mail - 5th February, 2008 Read more ...

Wind Farms: Blowing money on a fantasy

Edward Heathcoat Amory - Daily Mail - 5th February, 2008 Read more ...

EU plans to see our economy blown away

Christopher Booker's Notebook - Daily Telegraph - 4th February, 2008 Read more ...

Wind farms turn huge profit with help of subsidies

Jonathan Leake (Environment Editor) - Sunday Times - 27th January, 2008 Read more ...

Two sides of the big wind farm debate

Grantham Journal - 21st January, 2008 Read more ...

Safety Fears as turbines toppled

Adrian Pearson - The Journal - 12th January, 2008 Read more...

Britain has never concocted a crazier plan

Christopher Booker's Notebook - Daily Telegraph - 17th December, 2007 Read more ...

Storm of protest over turbines gathers force

Christopher Booker's Notebook - Daily Telegraph - 15th October, 2007 Read more ...