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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.

From left, Jason Armstrong and Eddie Armstrong, with Robert Bowles of Barrier Group, from Aquaseal, which has delivered the Humber Gateway project

Longbenton-based rubber specialists Aquaseal secure wind farm deal

Rubber specialists Aquaseal, based in Longbenton, North Tyneside, are now involved in the North's major wind farm project

Northumberland wind farm protestor Andrew Joicey

Judge slams Northumberland County Council over wind farm 'technicality'

A high court judge has criticised a council for trying to derail a legal challenge because it received a photocopy of a document

A wind farm with many wind turbines

Banks Renewables secures multi-million pound agreement for new wind farm

County Durham firm Banks Renewables lands finance for three-turbine project near Heysham, Lancashire

The MaXcess Crew-T18 crew transfer system

North East firm joins Japanese wind farm project

North East engineers are involved in Japan's very first wind farm project

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

Wind turbine proposal close to Hadrian's Wall set to get the green light

Plans for two wind turbines close to Hadrian's Wall look set to be given the green light, despite fears over their proximity to the site

The Duddo stone circle in Northumberland

Plans for wind turbine near Duddo Stone Circle are quashed

A government minister has quashed the planning approval for a wind turbine near Duddo Stone Circle, following pressure from North East peers

How the proposed turbine at South Charlton would look

New turbine planned close to Northumberland wind farms

Plans have been lodged for a 100m turbine close to two major wind farms and the A1 in Northumberland

Andrew Jamieson, chief executive of Narec

National Renewable Energy Centre tests boost tidal technology

Marine Current Turbines has received data on how its equipment will perform for 18 years thanks to a trials in Northumberland

MCPS HR manager, John Clafton, centre, and Lindsey Thornton of the NECC with some of the apprentices

National Apprenticeship Service announces record number of apprentices

In just nine weeks more than 1,000 apprentices have been taken on the National Apprenticeship Service has announced

Wind turbines near Kielder

Kielder tests masts could pave the way for giant wind farm

RWE npower renewables was last year granted permission to put up four test masts to assess wind conditions in the Redesdale and Comb areas of Kielder

Andrew Mill, non-executive director of the ORE Catapult

Developer sought for leading renewables site in Blyth, Northumberland

The Crown Estate is looking for a developer to bring the Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Project into operation

Longhorsley Councillor Glen Sanderson at Wingates in Northumberland where a wind farm community fund has not been set up as agreed

Anger at Wingates Wind Farm developer over delay to community fund

A wind farm developer has still to open its community fund for a Northumberland scheme, 15 months after the turbines began turning

Chris Huhne at The Energy Debate

Chris Huhne: Allow wind farms in Northumberland to keep Scotland happy

Former energy secretary Chris Huhne said UK policy should be in favour of onshore wind in order to keep Scotland happy

A wind farm with many wind turbines

Anger at second turbine scheme in Northumberland

A landowner involved in a controversial wind farm project has come under fire over a potential new turbine scheme in Northumberland

Wind turbines near Keilder

Conservatives promise an end to Northumberland wind farms

Berwick Conservatives welcome the General Election promise of no more public subsidy for onshore wind turbines

A wind farm with many wind turbines

1,000 sign Northumberland pensioner's anti-wind farm petition

One thousand people have signed a pensioner's petition calling for a halt to wind farm development at Berwick

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


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