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Wind farms

A wind farm is a group of wind turbines which work collectively to produce clean energy. A large wind farm may consist of several hundred individual turbines, and cover a large area of land or be located offshore. Northumberland is home to several wind farms and proposals, many of which meet with opposition.

Quorum Business Park

MACAW invests in aerial technology

Consulting engineers have invested in aerial technology to help it provide inspection and surveys at challenging locations

Andrew Mill, chief executive at NaREC in Blyth

Narec to merge with Glasgow’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Blyth's National Renewable Energy Centre and Glasgow's Catapult are to join forces to create a UK offshore champion

Rayburn Lake near Netherton Hall which has low water levels

Anger over draining of Northumberland lake at proposed wind farm site

Anger has been voiced over the draining of a lake in Northumberland where massive wind turbines could be built

Wind farm, wind turbine

£460m boost for UK offshore wind farm projects

Offshore wind has been given a boost with news of investment worth £460m in projects aimed at generating power for hundreds of thousands of homes

Peter Stephenson, founder and Executive Chairman of Able UK updated

Teesside firm Able welcomes Siemens' £160m wind farm plans

Billingham-based Able has welcomed the news that Siemens is to go ahead with multi-million pound plans for facilities at Hull

Wind turbines

EDF aquires Barmoor wind farm project near Berwick

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French energy firm EDF have acquired the Barmoor wind farm project near Berwick from US firm Duke Energy and Norwegian outfit Statkaft UK Ltd

Wind turbines

National park bosses call for better joint working on wind energy

Northumberland national park bosses are calling for better joint working with neighbouring authorities on wind energy

The Duddo stone circle in Northumberland

Council u-turn on turbine bid close to the Duddo stone circle

Northumberland County Council had had a change of heart on plans for two wind turbines close to the Duddo stone circle

Hazel and Erik Sommerfeld

Northumberland farming estate tenants voice fears for homes

Private tenants on a Northumberland farming estate which has been sold last night spoke of their fears at being forced from their homes

Micheal O'Broin RES Project Manager

Developer flies blimps to allay fears over turbine project in Northumberland

Wind farm developer RES has flown blimps to allay fears its proposed turbines would impact on the home of a would be MP in Northumberland

Wind turbines near Kielder

Fears of more Northumberland wind turbines as radar hurdle cleared

Fears have been voiced of yet more wind turbines going up in the North East countryside after energy developers overcame a major hurdle

Janet Street Porter at the new Anaerobic Digestion plant on Newton Aycliffe Industrial Estate

Anaerobic digestors could end blight of North East wind farms say campaigners

Janet Street Porter backed the idea of using bacteria to generate electricity rather than controversial wind farms

Frank and Clare Dakin, of Duddo Farm, at the 4,000-year-old stone circle

Clare Dakin tells of anger over Duddo Stone Circle wind turbine decision

A decision to allow a wind turbine close to the Duddo Stone Circle in Northumberland has dismayed campaigners :: Here Clare Dakin, on whose land the stones are situated, tells of her anger at the decision

Wind turbines near Kielder

David Banks: Turbines putting the wind up the locals

Wind turbines are seemingly popping up everywhere. David Banks gives his views on this blustery subject

Engineers from Tekmar with a cable protection system

County Durham firm Tekmar wins Dutch offshore contract

County Durham-based Tekmar Energy has been awarded a contract with leading international EPC contractor Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects BV

Electricity pylons with wind turbines in the distance

Denise Robertson: Wind farms paid to stand idle as Britain hit by storms

Denise Robertson speaks her mind on Britain's wind farms which have been paid a record £30m to stand idle

Jane Cotton (far right) who runs a B&B in Wingates, Northumberland

RES offer residents close to proposed turbine site in Northumberland money off energy bills

Developer RES is offering people living near its Rayburn scheme £165 off their electricity bills each year, under a new initiative

Julie Porksen, from Hepscott

In defence of those who create the region's landscape

Famer's daughter, economist and parliamentary candidate, Julie Porksen, looks at why agricultural policy has to change

A wind farm with many wind turbines

Church says energy firms must listen to Northumberland wind opponents

Retired energy expert turned priest says energy firms need to consider feelings when it comes to the wind farm debate

Former South African President Nelson Mandela

Denise Robertson: Nelson Mandela's legacy will live on

The death of Nelson Mandela last week saw many people reminiscing about former South African president


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