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.

One of the blades for the 6MW turbines, which will be constructed at Siemens' forthcoming Hull facility

Siemens to recruit another 50 people through Newcastle renewable services division

International energy giant Siemens has already recruited 350 people this year and will take receipt of a huge 6MW turbine at its CA Parsons Works base

Wingates in Northumberland where a wind farm community fund has not been set up as agreed with wind farm developers.

As the tide turns on wind farms in Northumberland, we look at what is causing the wind of change

A growing number of wind farm proposals in Northumberland are being refused amid an apparent turning of the tide

A wind farm

Berwick wind turbine plan looks set to get the green light

Plans for two wind turbines at Berwick which have split opinion are being recommended for approval by Northumberland County Council

Tekmar's patented TekLink technology in action

Tekmar Energy scoop multi-million pound North Sea windfarm contract

The Newton Aycliffe firm will supply specialist cable protection systems to the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

A wind farm

Wind farms good and you should have more of them, Green MP tells Journal

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett said 'cheap, affordable, community owner wind farms were the way forward

Wind turbines in Northumberland

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett warns on-shore wind farms are here to stay

On-shore wind is the cheapest form of renewable energy, Green Party leader Natalie Bennett tells The Journal

Akzo Nobel has acquired 25 acres to build a £100m manufacturing plant

Commercial Property Focus: South East Northumberland

The Journal examines how future developments will centre on South East Northumberland

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

Developer says Northumberland windfarm scheme not done yet

The company behind refused plans for wind turbines at Fenrother has revealed the decision may not be the end of the road for the scheme

Blimps flown above Rayburn Lakes by RES

Netherwitton wind farm decision deferred after refusal of nearby scheme

A decision on plans for a wind farm near Netherwitton has been deferred following refusal of another scheme nearby

The first four Transition Pieces and Monopiles heading towards MPI Discovery

Teesside manufacturer TAG Energy Solutions set windfarm foundations on their journey

The foundations of the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm have begin their journey to their North Sea home.

Residents of Fenrother who are opposed to wind turbines being put up near their village

Minister rejects Fenrother wind farm plans to the delight of residents

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles has thrown out plans for a wind farm at Fenrother, to the delight of residents

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


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