Watery shovel in the ground for offshore wind farm

The first foundation has been built at a new offshore wind farm 8km from the Holderness coast. Danish renewable power company DONG Energy said it was the first of 35 to be built at Westermost Rough. These foundations or monopoles have a diameter of 6.5 metres and weigh up to 800 tonnes and were shipped […]

Wind turbines fail to pick up speed

Figures obtained through the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that 48% of wind farm applications were rejected last year, up from 29% six years ago. Jacqueline Harris, a Partner at McGrigors, said that the planning system is too heavily weighted to local interests: “The feeling is that local authorities are too often prioritising local […]