Posts Tagged ‘Scottish’

Gannets, puffins, kittiwakes: birds at risk in Scottish windfarm surge

After a long legal battle, 335 turbines will now be built in Scottish waters In the waters of the North Sea a few miles off Scotland’s east coast, a nine-year battle has been raging that threatens a fragile and unique environmental equilibrium. The struggle has made mortal enemies of two huge lobbies that share a […]

Scottish islands hold out for government U-turn on windfarm subsidies

Hopes that ministers will make special case for Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland after visit by business secretary Ministers are believed to be on the verge of a U-turn on their manifesto pledge to halt the spread of subsidised onshore windfarms – on remote Scottish islands, at least. The business secretary, Greg Clark, visited the […]

Scottish government launches public consultation on fracking

Four-month consultation on possibility of fracking in Scotland runs until end of May with dedicated website at talkingfracking.scot, reports BusinessGreen The Scottish government has launched a public consultation over whether to allow unconventional oil and gas extraction – including fracking – to take place in Scotland. The four-month consultation runs until the end of May […]

‘Mad Alex’: Donald Trump letters abuse Scottish ex-first minister

Messages sent before his White House campaign show US president-elect harassing Alex Salmond over windfarms Donald Trump harangued the former first minister of Scotland as “Mad Alex” and accused him of being on a “march to oblivion” in a series of increasingly angry and eccentric letters about windfarms he claimed were blighting his Scottish golf […]

Scottish windfarms have ‘no effect’ on tourism, report finds

BusinessGreen: New study concludes there is ‘no overall relationship’ between tourism employment in an area and the deployment of onshore windfarms “Repels tourists” can now be added to the long list of criticism levelled at onshore windfarms that has been shown to be unfounded. A new report by consultancy BiGGAR Economics, which analysed the impact […]

Trump resumes fight against windfarm near Scottish golf course

US presidential candidate said planning conditions associated with Aberdeenshire project had not been satisfied Donald Trump has vowed to continue fighting the windfarm development off the coast from his Aberdeenshire golf course, branding the project an act of “public vandalism”. The US presidential candidate returned to the fray after Swedish energy company Vattenfall confirmed on […]

World’s largest floating windfarm to be built off Scottish coast

Statoil granted seabed lease to develop floating windfarm 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead that is expected to be operational by the end of 2017 The world’s largest floating windfarm is set to be built off the coast of Scotland after its developers were granted a seabed lease on Monday. Statoil, the Norwegian energy […]

Subsidy U-turn clouds future of major Scottish windfarm

Developers of an offshore windfarm planned in the Forth estuary have taken legal action after vital subsidies were withdrawn The future of one of the UK’s biggest proposed offshore windfarms has been thrown into doubt by a row over the government support it should receive. The Neart na Gaoithe windfarm, based in Scotland’s outer Forth […]

Scottish wind farm projects ‘put at risk by Government subsidy cuts’

Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Wind energy projects that could power 1.2 million Scottish homes have been put at risk after a cut in subsidies by the UK Government caused an “investment […]

End to wind power subsidies is anti-business, says Scottish minister

Energy minister Fergus Ewing says move by Westminster to close onshore wind subsidies a year early will cause redundancies, reports BusinessGreen The government’s decision to end onshore wind subsidies a year early has been slammed as “anti-business” by Fergus Ewing, Scottish energy minister. Speaking after an onshore wind summit in Glasgow on Thursday, Ewing criticised […]