Cefn Croes Case Study

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Conflict Over a Local Resource
CEFN CROES WIND FARM
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What is the capacity of the wind farm?
58.5 Megawatts - UK's most powerful on-shore wind farm
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How many turbines and how high?
A total of 39 turbines will be built, at a height of 100m
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Where will it be built?
On a moorland plateau in the Cambrian Mountains, Mid Wales
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High how above sea level is the Plateau?
600m above sea level
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Who launched the proposal for Cefn Croes wind farm?
The Renewable Developments Company (RDC)
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Who were the Locals AGAINST the wind farm?
Owner of Red Kite Café in Devils Bridge (2 miles away), Local Planning Officer, Cefn Croes Campaign Group, local farmer
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Who were the Locals IN FAVOUR of the wind farm?
Ceredigion Council, local farmer
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Who were the Regionalists AGAINST there wind farm?
Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW), Welsh Green Party
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Who were the Regionalists IN FAVOUR of the wind farm?
Alun Michael (First Minister of Wales)
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Who were the Nationalists AGAINST the wind farm?
No one
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Who were the Nationalists IN FAVOUR of the wind farm?
The Green Party, British Wind Energy Association, Brian Wilson (UK Energy Minister), Tony Blair (Prime Minister)
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What is the current UK Energy Mix for FOSSIL FUELS?
89% dependence on fossil fuels
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When are the North Sea oil and gas reserves expected to run out?
In 30 years
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What is the NEW target for RENEWABLE ENERGY?
20% Renewables by 2020
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What is the target for CUT OF CO2 EMISSIONS?
60% cut in CO2 emissions by 2050
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What was used to RESOLVE the Conflict?
Planning Process
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When was the application from the RDC submitted?
July 2000
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When was the proposal accepted, and by who?
May 2002 by the Government Department of Trade and Industry
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When was Cefn Croes opened?
16th June 2005
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What is the capacity of the wind farm?

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Where will it be built?

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