NewEnergyNews: NO TURBINES ON THE BRONTES’ WINDY UK MOORS

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YESTERDAY

THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, February 26:

  • TTTA Thursday-CO2 CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF HEATING GLOBE
  • TTTA Thursday-SOLAR’S ALL-OF-THE-ABOVE COALITION
  • TTTA Thursday-APPLE’S 100% NEW ENERGY DATA CENTERS
  • TTTA Thursday-WHERE EV DRIVERS THRIVE
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: OBAMA ADVISER: UTILITIES 'PROACTIVELY ENGAGED' ON CLEAN POWER PLAN
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    THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: A NEW PLAN FOR U.S. OCEAN WIND
  • QUICK NEWS, February 24: VIRGINIA FINALLY MOVES ON SOLAR; WIND TURBINE MAKERS BREAKING RECORDS; GEOTHERMAL COULD GET HOT
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: WHAT EVERYBODY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT SOLAR TECHNOLOGY
  • QUICK NEWS, February 23: MORE ON APPLE’S iCAR; BIG HAWAII WIND FROM NEXTERA; BIG CALIFORNIA SOLAR FROM KAISER
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: The Newest New Solar Thing
  • Weekend Video: The Newest New Wind Thing
  • Weekend Video: The Newest New Battery Thing
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-IRAN, U.S. AGREE ON CLIMATE CHANGE
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-WORLD MONEY FLOWS TO INDIA WIND AND SOLAR
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-UK TO BUILD WORLD’S BIGGEST OCEAN WIND
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-JORDAN’S SOLAR POWERED MOSQUES
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  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
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  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
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  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
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  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
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  • Friday, February 22, 2013

    NO TURBINES ON THE BRONTES’ WINDY UK MOORS

    Bronte heritage put before green energy in key wind turbine ruling; The literary significance of the “Bronte” moorlands has been used for the first time to curb the onslaught of wind farms, in a key victory for campaigners.

    Tom Whitehead, 17 February 2013 (UK Telegraph)

    “The brooding West Yorkshire countryside that inspired classics such as Wuthering Heights has been protected from plans for more turbines because of the importance of the famous sister writers…It is believed to be the first time the literary significance of an area has been put before the need for green energy…

    Bradford Council has rejected plans for a 15m turbine at Hardnaze Farm, Oxenhope, Keighley, less than two miles from Haworth, where Emily, Charlotte and Anne Bronte grew up…Councillors ruled the scheme would do little to boost renewable energy – while creating a blot on Bronte Country.”

    “The area is already a focus for green energy with turbines twice the height of Nelson's Column due to replace existing ones at the Ovenden Moor Wind Farm four miles away. More than a dozen applications for turbines have been submitted to Bradford Council in the last year, on top of the Ovenden Moor redevelopment plans approved by neighbouring Calderdale Council.

    “The area attracts visitors from around the world wanting to see the moorland views that inspired much of the Bronte's finest writing…Campaigners will now turn their attention to plans for four 328ft turbines flanking each side of the Brontë Way on Thornton Moor…The planning ruling said: ‘The proposed development would introduce an incongruous and widely visible vertical element into this sensitive upland landscape, whose historical and literary associations are also central to its wider economic value in tourism terms…The proposed turbine would be seen from a number of vantage points and would result in significant harm to the character of the landscape that would outweigh its limited contribution towards overall renewable energy targets’…”

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