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Scotland’s Fife Council Calls for a Ban on ALL Wind Farm applications

Timon Singh — Inhabitat.com — June 26, 2012

It’s been a troubling month for wind power in the UK – the government announced plans to cut subsidies for onshore wind farms by 2020, and now the Scottish council of Fife has called for a temporary suspension on all wind farm applications in order to stop inappropriate and “opportunistic” bids from developers. Fife is now the second Scottish council (after Aberdeenshire) to stop wind farm applications following claims that developers were ignoring guidelines and besieging landowners with applications.

Scotland’s power infrastructure is experiencing problems as it struggles to cope with the energy being produced by existing wind farms. In fact, it has gotten so bad that The National Grid has paid out more than £15 million to energy companies in the last year to halt Scottish wind firm production and prevent it overloading the system!

Speaking to The Scotsman, Fife Council leader Alex Rowley said: “The pressure being put on our planners is coming from the sheer number of wind turbine applications that are currently being submitted across all parts of Fife. We have already pinpointed areas of search across the Kingdom following extensive consultations where turbines could be potentially sited.

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