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.

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

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


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