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Government throws out plans for four Welsh wind farms

More than 350MW of onshore Welsh wind capacity rejected over concerns of visual impact and effect on biodiversity

Whitelee Wind Farm in Scotland
Reports also suggest that the Government will decline plans for the giant Navitus Bay wind farm • Photograph: Bjmullan

Proposals for four onshore wind farms in Wales have been rejected by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), marking the latest blow to the UK’s renewable energy industry this summer.

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