REVOLT opposing unnecessary, excessive and intrusive powerline development

opposing unnecessary, excessive
and intrusive powerline development

REVOLT Newsletter 378

Revolt news 1/3/2014 Print (pdf) Version

1. More news from Ireland. The Greenwire project is of interest in the UK as it would bring an undersea cable to Wales with implications for the National Grid network and substations in Wales. The Irish Independent 26-01-2014 revealed more as below.

2. Element Power is behind plans to develop wind farms across the Midlands through its subsidiary Greenwire. According to a confidential draft map seen by the Sunday Independent, Greenwire plans to run a high voltage 400kv power line from Devlin in Co Westmeath, across the middle of Meath and onwards to Dublin. A second high-voltage power line is shown running underground from Devlin past Kells and onwards to a substation at Carlinstown.

3. An Office for Nuclear Development newsletter of 18-02-2014 announces the DECC consultation seeking views on the application submitted by the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) for a regulatory justification decision in relation to the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR). (See news375.2) The consultation closes on Tuesday 13 May. Consultation responses can be submitted to

4. Microwave News laments the sidelining of research findings where they might threaten the established position on EMF and health effects. The article gives a brief view of the story of interested parties and partial behaviour. While we might not agree with every word, we have certainly found a predominance of such problems in this controversial field.

5. Alasdair Philips at Powerwatch offers a different perspective on the associations of powerlines with childhood leukaemia, in relation to fallout from atom bomb testing together with the corona ion effect from powerlines. It is not yet clear how this might be reconciled with data for annual incidence of childhood leukaemia in the general population, but watch this space.

6. Forewind’s proposed Dogger Bank Creyke Beck (Humberside) 2.4 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind development has now entered its six-month examination phase with the Planning Inspectorate. A number of changes have been made to the proposals for the 2.4 GW Dogger Bank Teesside A & B in response to feedback received as part of the final stage of pre-application consultation at the end of last year.

Statements made by the editor or by other parties and quoted for information do not necessarily represent the views of Revolt. Criticism of government and industry, and grievances from members of the public, are in the nature of Revolt's work, though we try to give credit where it is due. Revolt is strictly non-party-political and regrets any offence which may be inadvertently caused.




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