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Date added:  January 21, 2020
Environment, ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

More than 13.9 million trees felled in Scotland for wind development, 2000–2019

Author:  Scottish Forestry | Environment, Scotland

Thank you for your request dated 26 November and received on the 5 December and the clarification dated 19 December 2019 under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs). You asked for: a) the number of trees felled for all onshore wind farm development in Scotland to date. b) the area of felled trees, in hectares, for all onshore wind farm development in Scotland to date. I enclose some of the information you requested. Specifically data covering renewable developments on . . .

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Date added:  January 19, 2020
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Santé des hommes et des animaux face aux infrasons produits par les éoliennes

Author:  Various | Health, Noise

Actes du Colloque du 16 Novembre 2018— SOMMAIRE Introduction John Yelland, physicien et ingénieur Jean-Paul Borsotti, neurologue Marie-Stella Duchiron, Docteur en sciences forestières, ingénieur du génie rural, des eaux et des forêts Bruno Frachet, oto-rhino-laryngologiste Gilbert Mouthon, vétérinaire, Yves Couasnet, Docteur en sciences et techniques du bâtiment (ENCP), ingénieur acousticien Mariana Alves-Pereira, ingénieur biomédical et docteur en sciences de l’environnement Henri Delolme, médecin épidémiologiste ANNEXES Les effets du bruit au travail sur la santé Le principe de dose-effet en acoustique . . .

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Renewables, land use, and local opposition in the United States

Author:  Gross, Samantha; and Brookings Institution | Aesthetics, Economics, Environment, General, Property values, Siting, Technology, U.S., Wildlife

Decreasing greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector is crucial to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change. The American public overwhelmingly favors renewable power, and the costs of wind and solar power have declined rapidly in recent years. However, inherent attributes of wind and solar generation make conflicts over land use and project siting more likely. Power plants and transmission lines will be located in areas not accustomed to industrial development, potentially creating opposition. Wind and solar generation require . . .

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Date added:  January 13, 2020
Economics, ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Decade of Constraint Payments

Author:  Renewable Energy Foundation | Economics, Scotland

2019 was the tenth year in which British wind farms have received constraint payments to reduce their output because of electricity grid congestion. There has been a total of £649 million paid out over the decade for discarding 8.7 TWh of electricity. To put this in context, this quantity of energy would be sufficient to provide 90% of all Scottish households with electricity for a year. Because of a rapid growth in wind farms, particularly in Scotland, the total paid . . .

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