Major Welsh wind farm given go-ahead

23 Sep 2010
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Major Welsh wind farm given go-ahead

A major wind farm will be created in Wales after plans were given the go-ahead.

Mold-based West Coast Energy warned that despite its proposals winning approval, the country is still well behind its own targets for the production of renewable energy from wind farms.

The firm pointed out that back in 2005, the Welsh Assembly signalled its intent to generate an extra 800MW of onshore wind power by 2010.

It added that this target will be missed by a "significant" amount, despite approval being granted for its new 12-turbine Tirgwynt wind farm, which will be located near Powys.

"Tirgwynt is the only application to be approved in mid-Wales since the introduction of the Assembly targets and it has taken three years to progress," added the company.

Earlier this month, Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones stated that he is committed to developing the usage of renewable energy in the country. 

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