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.

OGN Group

Plans for major offshore wind facility on Tyneside halted amid market uncertainties

Wallsend based OGN withdraw from £4.5m Regional Growth Fund package that held hopes for 800 jobs

The Bishop of Newcastle Rt Rev Martin Wharton

Energy Secretary Ed Davey dismisses Newcastle wind farm critics and insists we need more turbines

Energy Secretary Ed Davey tells The Journal that the number of wind farms will increase, despite criticism from the Bishop of Newcastle

A wind turbine

Wind farm bosses given more time to tackle radar issue in Northumberland

Bosses of a planned wind farm at Widdrington have been given more time to tackle the impact of their turbines on Newcastle Airport

Don Brownlow at the Duddo Stone Circle

Minister will decide Northumberland Duddo stone circle turbine bid

A government minister is to decide a bid for a wind turbine close to the Duddo stone circle in Northumberland

Bill Short

Wind turbine noise review given cautious welcome in Northumberland

A government commissioned review of noise from wind turbines has been given a guarded welcome in Northumberland

TAG Energy Solutions facility on the River Tees

New offshore engineering venture planned on former TAG Energy Solutions site on the River Tees

Danish operator Bladt Industries and Germany's EEW SPC have promised 100 initial jobs on the former TAG Energy site on the River Tees

Villagers from Fenrother, near Morpeth, celebrate plans for a Wind Farm at the village being refused

Northumberland anti-wind campaigners welcome greenbelt reversal

Anti-wind campaigners near Morpeth have welcomed Northumberland County Council's change of heart on a greenbelt extension

Wind Turbines at the Port of Blyth

The Journal Opinion: A favourable wind at Blyth

The Journal's opinion column for Monday, November 3, in which we look at wind turbines at Blyth in Northumberland

Engineers with a Tekmar cable protection system

Tekmar Energy secure contract to supply Dutch windfarm project

The Newton Aycliffe subsea cables specialist will supply its TekTube innovation to the Westermeermind project in the Netherlands

Chris and Georgina Leyland (centre) from the Middleton Burn Action Group explain about the proposed site to Fiona and Simon GaskinÐColligan in Belford market place

Action group barred from premises of Belford wind farm public exhibition

An action group has been barred from the premises of a wind farm public exhibition amid claims of intimidation

Former environment secretary Owen Paterson

Peter Troy: When Owen Paterson lashed wind farms he was speaking the truth

Journal columnist Peter Troy says former cabinet minister spoke for millions when he criticised energy policies

Wind turbines near Kielder

The Journal Opinion: Enough is enough when it comes to Northumberland wind farms

The Journal's opinion column for Friday, October 17, in which we welcome the Lords debate on wind farms in Northumberland

TAG Energy Solutions facility on the River Tees updated

Teesside's TAG Energy Solutions fully expected to reopen, boss tells The Journal

Speculation was mounting around the firm after it was closed following a lack of orders

Prime Minister David Cameron

Frack Northumberland and build nuclear power stations, David Cameron urged

The Prime Minister was told to shelve the Climate Change Act to which it was claimed there was "extraordinarily strong opposition"

Wind turbine at Lynemouth, Northumberland

Peers demand an end to 'ugly, noisy' Northumberland wind farms

'It's not even that windy there', said peers demanding change to 'bonkers' planning laws for wind turbines in the North East countryside

View from the 5th floor of "The Core" at Science Central

'Free heat for a century' plan by North East green energy experts

North experts have put the case for underground thermal energy at a geothermal energy conference in London

Viscount Ridley

Pressure on ending windfarm subsidies as North East peers come together for House of Lords debate

Viscount Ridley hopes the discussion will prompt the Government into ensuring Northumberland’s landscape is better protected

A light bulb

The Journal Opinion: We need to find better ways to keep the lights on

The Journal's opinion column for Thursday, October 9 in which we reflect on the decision to turn down plans for a wind turbine in Northumberland

Blimps flown above Rayburn Lakes by RES

Major wind farm plans for Belford and Netherwitton set for rejection

Major plans for wind farms at Belford and Netherwitton are likely to be thrown out by Northumberland County Council next week

David Biestofield and John Waters of Eglingham

Battle lines drawn over new wind farm bid in Northumberland

Battle lines have been drawn over plans for nine wind turbines close to the 28 already in operation North of Alnwick

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