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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.


January 19, 2019 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Loch Striven wind farm opposed by planners

Plans for a wind farm close to a picturesque Clyde sea loch look set to fail – but not before a public hearing. The proposals for a wind farm at Ardtaraig near Loch Striven, comprising seven wind turbines each 13.5m high, are to go before Argyll and Bute Council’s planning, protective services and licensing committee on Wednesday. But a report produced for the meeting by planning officer Arlene Knox recommends that planning permission is refused subject to a discretionary hearing . . . Complete story »


January 19, 2019 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Ardtaraig wind farm plans set to be blown away

Plans for a windfarm which would be seen from Bute look set to fail – but not before a public hearing. The proposals for a wind farm at Ardtaraig near Loch Striven, comprising seven wind turbines each 13.5m high, are to go before Argyll and Bute Council’s planning, protective services and licensing committee on Wednesday, January 23. But a report produced for the meeting by planning officer Arlene Knox recommends that planning permission is refused subject to a discretionary hearing . . . Complete story »


January 18, 2019 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Dismay from local politicians over number of windfarm applications

Grampian and Highlands politicians have hit out at the Scottish Government after it was revealed more than half of the country’s windfarm applications are on their patch. Of the 27 onshore wind application currently sitting with the Scottish Government, 14 are in the north and north east council areas of Scotland. But the figures, released in response to a parliamentary question by the Conservative MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston, were welcomed by renewable energy trade body Scottish Renewables who claimed projects . . . Complete story »


January 18, 2019 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Windfarm proposals to go before planning committee

Councillors are set to approve the proposed Overhill Wind Farm despite fears it could damage important wildlife habitat. The 10-turbine development would be the tallest wind farm in East Ayrshire and is set to be approved by councillors during Friday’s planning committee meeting. Communities in Dalmellington, Patna, Drongan, Auchinleck, and Cumnock are set to receive funding through the proposed Community Benefit Fund while an estimated 16,000 lorries are set to travel through New Cumnock during the lifetime of the project. . . . Complete story »


January 17, 2019 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

First of four crofting township wind farm applications is submitted to Comhairle

A controversial planning application for a community-owned wind turbine in the Western Isles has been submitted by crofters. The planning application submitted to Western Isles Council by a crofters consortium known as Sandwick North Street is for the erection and 25-year operation of a single wind turbine up to five metres, and associated infrastructure. Sandwick North Street’s project is one of the four community schemes that are in conflict with an application for 36 turbines from French-owned Lewis Wind Power’s . . . Complete story »


January 14, 2019 • Letters, ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Constraints bill for wind is lunacy

The recent coverage of the scandalous amount of money that is being paid out to turn off wind turbines, mainly in Scotland, should make consumers across the UK gasp with disbelief and anger. The reckless deployment of thousands of turbines by the Scottish Government must be halted and only Westminster can bring in legislation to slam the door shut on this absurd constraints jackpot and protect consumers against further unrestrained lunacy. Some developers are applying and getting approval for extensions . . . Complete story »


January 11, 2019 • Scotland, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Onshore wind energy debate in Westminster

An assurance has been sought from the UK Government that industrial onshore wind will not be promoted over other forms of renewable energy. During questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Borders MP John Lamont said: “I very much support renewable energy but many of my constituents in the Scottish Borders feel we have our fair share of onshore wind. “So can the Minister assure me that nothing in Government policy will promote onshore wind . . . Complete story »


January 10, 2019 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Windfarms paid £2m to switch off

Three Stewartry windfarm operators were paid nearly £2 million last year to turn off turbines. And they’ve been handed more than £3 million between them in constraint payments over the past five years. Renewable Energy Foundation figures reveal the cash was paid to the operators of Robin Rigg, Brockloch Rigg 2 and Blackcraig. The money is handed out when the windfarms have to be switched off due to supply outstripping demand, congested networks or high winds. REF director, Dr John . . . Complete story »


January 8, 2019 • Opinions, Scotland, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Time to pull the plug on wind power farce

It is hardly surprising that ScottishPower is focusing its plans for more wind farms primarily in Scotland. Alex Salmond triggered the ‘green’ energy boom when he infamously declared that he wanted to turn Scotland into the ‘Saudi Arabia of renewables’. But the gap between the rhetoric and the sobering reality for hard-pressed domestic bill-payers is growing into a chasm, as revealed by stark new figures. They show a record £125million was ploughed into so-called ‘constraint payments’ last year – handed . . . Complete story »


January 8, 2019 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Taller turbines for Shetland plan prompt call for inquiry

Environmentalists are calling for a public inquiry into plans to erect a giant wind farm on the remote island of Shetland. Viking Energy won consent from Scottish ministers in 2012 to build 103 turbines, each 145 metres high, but it now wants to increase the height of the structures to 155 metres. The move is said to have caused anxiety among residents who oppose the scheme. There are concerns over its potential impact on tourism and the environment. “This is . . . Complete story »


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