Wind Farms

Hydro-Electricity! Wind Turbines! Why Not?

Clive Norman | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

In addition to these local effects, natural gas extraction has global environmental consequences, because the methane gas that is accessed through extraction and the carbon dioxide released during methane burning are both greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change. New fracking technologies allow for the extraction of more gas, thus contributing more to climate change than previous natural gas extraction."

'Hypocrite' UKIP MEP Not Saying If He's Profiting From Wind Turbines

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip MEP William Dartmouth "will have to accept the label of hypocrite" for failing to make clear that he will not benefit from a potential onshore wi...

Ukip MEP Urged To Account For Wind Farm Links

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip MEP William Dartmouth showed a "lack of candour" in his "vague" explanation of his connection to a Yorkshire onshore wind farm application, Lib D...

Asa Bennett

Ukip MEP In Family Affair Over Wind Turbines

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip MEP William Dartmouth has denied that he stands to benefit financially from the construction of wind turbines on land in Yorkshire, claiming that...

Lockerbie Victim's Father Has Message For Donald Trump

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

After Donald Trump compared the development of wind farms in Scotland to the Lockerbie disaster, the father of one victim has spoken out. Dr Jim Sw...

Donald Trump Equates Wind Farms To Lockerbie Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

Donald Trump has compared the development of wind farms in Scotland to the Lockerbie disaster. In yet another bizarre attack on green energy scheme...

Scottish Campaigners Hail Defeat Of 'Flimsy, Misguided' Donald Trump

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Green campaigners in Scotland have urged the Scottish government not to "waste another second" on Donald Trump and his controversial golf resort devel...

Hinkley Point: Nuking the Idea of a 'Renewables-Online' Future

Ben Acheson | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Whether man-made climate change is occurring or not, there are few who would argue against a move towards low-carbon energy generation. One way or another, carbon emissions must be cut. Forget the tired anti-nuclear rhetoric and the ridiculous claims that a Fukushima-style disaster could hit the UK. Third generation nuclear is the way forward and the new reactors planned at Hinkley Point are the first step in the right direction.

Wind Energy: Chalk It Up as a Loss

Ben Acheson | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

We have read how turbines impact human health and after years of mockery from pro-wind groups, we now have the first peer-reviewed, science-based report confirming that turbines do have harmful impacts on humans...

Why the UK Should Adopt a 'Can Do' Attitude to Offshore Wind

Nick Molho | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Molho

With the publication this week of the Government's power sector delivery plan and the imminent release of its long-awaited industrial strategy for offshore wind, now is a good time to reflect on the potential costs and benefits of offshore wind.

Prince Harry 'Worries About Visual Impact' Of Windfarms

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK

Prince Harry has voiced concerns about the visual impact of windfarms during his tour of America. His comments came as he attended a reception in D...

Offshore Wind Farms Will Leave the UK Feeling Blue

Ben Acheson | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Despite their importance, around 2-7% of global blue carbon sinks are lost annually - four times the rate of loss of rainforests. Building massive turbines near such resources will only exacerbate the damage and release huge amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Wind Power: What Is It We Are Trying to Save?

Luke Dale-Harris | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK
Luke Dale-Harris

Across Europe, wind farms continue to be erected in areas where they cause significant harm. Perhaps most distressing of these are those being thrown up across the migratory corridor that runs through Eastern Romania, along which hundreds of thousands of birds fly each year.

Wind Farm Protesters Backed By Tory Planning Minister

Daily Telegraph | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics

People opposed to onshore wind farms should not have their views "ridden over roughshod", the planning minister has told the energy minister in a priv...

Top Five Current Coalition Bust-Ups

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Politics

Political punch-ups, ministerial maulings, cabinet combat, parliamentary pugnaciousness, commons clashes, everywhere you look in the Commons it seems ...

Government Kicks Carbon Emission Targets Into The Long Grass

Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

The government has decided to delay a decision to set carbon emission targets until 2016; after the next election. Labour accused the Liberal Democ...

Have We Left It Too Late?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

Greenhouse gas emissions are on track to be far above the levels needed by 2020 to limit global temperature rises to 2C, experts are warning. Witho...

Corbyshambles?

Juliet Davenport | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Politics
Juliet Davenport

Wind farms are good for our economy, good for our energy bills and good for our climate - now there's a real vote winner.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: By-Election Blues

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 14th November... 1) BY-ELECTION BLUES The Tory candidate in Thursday's Corby by-election, Christine...

PM To Push For Arab Investment In Nuclear Energy, Renewables And Oil

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron will push for massive new Middle Eastern investment in Britain's energy production on Tuesday - including cash for windfarms, nuclear en...

John Hayes Is Wrong About Wind Farms

Natalie Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

There's an even bigger concern behind the latest row. Whatever happened to David 'Hug a Husky' Cameron? Has he been replaced by a 'Frack the Countryside' lookalike?

Country 'Peppered' With Wind Farms

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Politics

The Tory energy minister has said the country is "peppered" with wind farms insisting: "Enough is enough." John Hayes said the "extraordinary" spre...

Hot Air?

PA | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK Politics

Wind farms should not be located in areas of the country where there is little wind, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said today. Mr Paterson, w...

Trump Tees Off As He Opens Scottish Golf Course

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Sport

American billionaire businessman Donald Trump opened his luxury golf course in Scotland on Tuesday as he teed off at the first hole alongside golfing ...

Donald Trump Warns Alex Salmond Wind Farms Will End Independence Dream

PA | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics

US tycoon Donald Trump has written to First Minister Alex Salmond, warning him Scotland can "never" become independent under his leadership because wi...