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.

Amber Rudd arriving in Downing Street the day Prime Minister David Cameron announces his new Cabinet

Northumberland campaigners 'cautiously' welcome new energy secretary's windfarm pledge

Miss Rudd has pledged to pass a law to end subsidies to wind farm operators in Northumberland and give more powers to local communities fighting plans

Party leaders, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage

What the political parties are saying ahead of Thursday's General Election

There are big differences between left and right on future energy policy, but the topic has not been on the election agenda

Prime Minister David Cameron

George Hepburn: Isn't it time we tackled the life and death test of our civilisation?

Journal columnist George Hepburn says that if we are serious about tackling climate change we need to get on to a war foorting to show it

Matthew Hancock Minister of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills updated

Matthew Hancock tells North East energy supply chain that new measures can boost renewables opportunities

The Minister for Business, Energy and Enterprise stopped short of saying UK content would be prioritised and said firms must be competitive

The Polar King, working on the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm

Redundancies at Reef Subsea UK as marine specialists fall into administration

Last month's bankruptcy of the Thornaby firm's Norwegian parent company forced directors to look for a speedy sale

The mutli-million pound MaXccess gangway that OSBIT Power worked on for offshore services contractor Subsea 7

Osbit Power targets southern North Sea work with Lowestoft outpost

The North East offshore engineering specialists will use a space in Lowestoft's OrbisEnergy hub to target new work

Durham firm Tekmar is leading the way in providing equipment for offshore wind farms

The Newton Aycliffe-based company is at the forefront of the offshore wind industry's drive to reduce costs

AIS' Dave Bowyer welcomes guests at the launch of the firm's new Renewable Energy Centre

The next generation of UK wind turbine engineers are being trained in the North East

A group of top-flight offshore training companies are leading the charge to upskill nearly 70,000 workers over the next decade

The Polar King, working on the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm

Reef Subsea parent files for bankruptcy as oil market woes scupper restructuring plan

The Norwegian parent company of Stockton's Reef Subsea UK filed for bankruptcy this week

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


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