Wind Farms

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Public Park – Photo Montages (updated)

Public Park – Photo Montages (updated)

Below we have created one scale chart and photo-montages of a turbine for the Public Park. Currently the model type of turbine is unknown,the model type selected is a Kingspan KW6 which will be 87.1ft in total height. Issues to Consider: Access roads will be required for the construction phase and continued maintenance of the turbine. Access will either be…
Fife Council contracts Phenix Energy, but do they have a Proven track record?

Fife Council contracts Phenix Energy, but do they have a Proven track record?

Fife Council have contracted Phenix Energy as their agents for developing their ambitious plans for placing turbines in Parks and Schools throughout Fife, with the taxpayer footing the bill for the planning and construction costs, and the cost of subsidies for the turbines, added to our household energy bills, a stealth tax which will affect the fuel poor the hardest.…
Wind Turbines for Lochgelly High School and Public Park

Wind Turbines for Lochgelly High School and Public Park

Fife Council have recently submitted several planning applications across Fife for single turbines to be placed in a variety of places, including the Lochgelly High School and the Public Park. The planning application for Lochgelly High School, is a screening opinion for a single wind turbine 50Kw (13/02763/SCR) at a height of 34.6m (113.6 ft) with such a low-rated capacity…
The Story of the Pink-Footed Geese

The Story of the Pink-Footed Geese

Once upon a time… In a small town in the heart of Scotland, 1200 pink-footed geese flew overhead, each year they came and stayed for the summer in the small loch the town was named after…each year their cries were heard as they flew overhead heralding their arrival and the beginnings of the spring. The people of the town would…
Little Raith Wind Farm – Financial Data

Little Raith Wind Farm – Financial Data

Financial data from Little Raith Wind Farm, sourced via Variable Pitch which collates data supplied from OFGEM. The data available is only for the dates between September 2012 to May 2013 which show the average output of the power plant was 24.74% Financial Valuation The following financial valuation is based on estimations calculated via current costs of ROCs, sale of…
Whitelee – a warning for Fife?

Whitelee – a warning for Fife?

We were in attendance at a RenewableUK seminar on wind farm planning and policy held at the Glasgow Science Centre, which included a site visit to Whitelee wind farm, which is owned by Scottish Power, which, in turn, is owned by Spanish company Iberdrola. Whitelee is the biggest onshore wind farm in Europe compromising of 240 turbines, with more pending…
Fife Fire Brigade at Little Raith

Fife Fire Brigade at Little Raith

Fife Fire Brigade have been at the Little Raith Wind Farm site on a training exercise, which according to Jonny Kennedy, the Asset Manager at Little Raith Wind Farm, will be a quarterly occurrence to comply with General Electrics company Health & Safety procedures, and to help the local fire brigade become familair with the equipment on the site. What…
Official Opening of Little Raith

Official Opening of Little Raith

The Little Raith Wind Farm was officially opened on Monday (24th June 2013) by Fife Provost Jim Leishman followed by a private presentation by Kennedy Renewables to local councillors, community councillors, and other interested parties. The presentation was held at the Carnegie College Business Centre, with Mr Leishman giving the opening speech. Mr Leishman highlighted that it was a wonderful…
EU renewables programme: unlawful?

EU renewables programme: unlawful?

Legal recourse accepted by EU Court of Justice The Court of Justice of the European Union has accepted the recourse presented by the European Platform Against Windfarms (EPAW) [1. http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/env/pp/compliance/C2012-68/Communication_with_Communicant/frComm_AddInfo22Mar13/2_EPAW_to_CJEU_2013_final_APPLICATION.pdf]. The 608 associations composing the platform are hailing this as a first victory in their fight towards holding the European Commission accountable for the catastrophic results of its energy policy.…
Community Led Time Based Air Quality Monitors

Community Led Time Based Air Quality Monitors

Over the past few months we have seen repeated calls for time based air quality monitors, that will provide real-time accurate data on a 24/7 basis, from individuals, community groups, Lochgelly Community Council, local councillors, MSPs and MPs. The initial costs would be around £750,000, to purchase the proper equipment, plus annual running costs. The data can then be fed…