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Energy honesty - not just hot air; Windfarm firm puts turbine figures online.

NEW figures showing that wind turbines are hardly working have prompted fresh fears about the scarring of our rural landscape.

Campaigners have called for a new era of openness after it emerged that some ageing turbines are producing nowhere near the power originally promised.

Opponents to wind farms say there is a growing risk of turbines not meeting energy demands.

They also fear that wind farms reaching the end of their useful life will be left as a blot on the landscape.

The call comes as RWE npower renewables becomes the first company in the UK to produce data streaming of its turbines.

The firm's website gives live information for each wind farm and the energy it is producing.

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Title Annotation:News; Front Page
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 31, 2013
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