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Go-ahead for 20.8 MW in Wales signals shift towards sustainable energy

National Wind Power has gained planning permission for 16 turbines (20.8 MW) at Ffynnon Oer near Resolven in south Wales. After years of the Welsh Assembly's apparent resistance to wind farms, the consent by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council signals a further shift in Wales towards sustainable energy production. In March, the assembly adopted an ambition of 4 TWh a year from renewables in Wales by 2010 and 7 TWh a year by 2020. Good news also comes from the other side of Britain in the Fens of east England, Wind Prospect has won consent for at least a 14 MW wind farm at Deeping St Nicholas in Lincolnshire. The positive decision follows a public inquiry after local councillors had initially rejected the proposal.

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