Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

Where the wind blows: Jay Scotland shoots the breeze in North Cape, P.E.I.

CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland with Scott Harper, CEO of the Wind Energy Institute of P.E.I., at the North Cape wind farm. It may be just a small community in western P.E.I., but anyone who studies wind energy has probably heard of North Cape. View full post on Wind Power News

World’s first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

The world's first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland. The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines. View full post on Wind Power News

RSPB loses legal fight against £2bn offshore windfarm in Scotland

Neart na Gaoithe project on east coast likely to go ahead after long-running court battle despite claim it threatens seabirds A £2bn offshore windfarm in Scotland looks set to go ahead after the RSPB lost a long-running legal challenge against the plans, which the conservationists said threatened puffins, gannets and kittiwakes. The Scottish government gave […]

Trump’s decade-long fight with Scotland is why he thinks Putin wanted Clinton to win

Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events An important thing to keep in mind about Donald Trump is that his political ideology was forged both by far-right conservative media and by his own personal feuds. Every president comes into office with […]

World’s first floating windfarm to take shape off coast of Scotland

Turbines for £200m Hywind project will be towed from Norway across North Sea and moored to seabed off north-east Scotland The world’s first floating windfarm has taken to the seas in a sign that a technology once confined to research and development drawing boards is finally ready to unlock expanses of ocean for generating renewable […]

Scotland hosts groundbreaking wind energy project to build new homes

Housing association invests in electricity-generating turbines that will fund affordable homes in rural Scotland Amid the rolling hills and woodland pastures of south-east Scotland, a wind of change is blowing through communities where low wages and casual work sit uneasily alongside the popular image of timeless market towns and pretty coastal villages. High above rich […]

Scotland wind turbines cover all its electricity needs for a day

High winds on Sunday boosted renewable energy output to provide 106% of Scotland’s electricity needs for a day High winds on Sunday were strong enough to power the equivalent of all of Scotland’s electricity needs for the day, according to environmentalists. The Met Office issued a yellow “be aware” weather warning covering much of the […]

Scotland completely powered by wind turbines for a day

High winds on Sunday boosted wind output to provide all Scotland’s energy needs for the day High winds on Sunday were strong enough to power the equivalent of all of Scotland’s electricity needs for the day, according to environmentalists. The Met Office issued a yellow “be aware” weather warning covering much of the country on […]

U.K. Wind Farm Ban May Cost Scotland $3.9 Billion, Lawmakers Say

The U.K. should review its decision to ban onshore wind subsidies, a move that could cost Scotland as much as 3 billion pounds and torpedo its clean energy targets, lawmakers said. The Scottish government's views weren't considered when former Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative government said it would end new subsidies for the technology, according […]

Siemens Siemens secures 53MW Scotland wind order

Siemens has secured the order for the Blackcraig Hill onshore wind power plant in Scotland. The 53 megawatt wind project located in the Scottish council area Dumfries and Galloway will consist of 23 wind turbines of the Siemens G2 platform. View full post on Wind Power News