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Wind Power News: Scotland


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

May 27, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

New 62-turbine windfarm planned for the Scottish Borders

Plans for a new wind farm in the Scottish Borders have been submitted to the Scottish Government for approval. The proposed Teviot Wind Farm would be sited five-miles south of Hawick and includes plans for a solar array and battery storage. Muirhall Energy submitted the application and the final plans for the project are for 62 turbines, down from 75 in the original layout. A number of turbines were removed in response to feedback from local residents, community groups and . . . Complete story »

May 27, 2022 • Scotland, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Record wind in Scotland means grid tells some turbines to stop

Wind farms across the UK are producing more electricity than the grid is able to cope with, forcing the network operator to ask some turbines in Scotland to shut down. National Grid Plc asked some wind farms connected to the local network in the west of Scotland to reduce output by 25 megawatts. While that’s a tiny fraction of the record amount of wind supplies being produced by blustery weather spinning turbines across the country, it highlights the difficulties of . . . Complete story »

May 23, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Claim that landscapes are being ‘trashed in pursuit of profit’ after Limekiln approval

Landscapes in Caithness and other parts of Scotland are being “trashed in pursuit of profit” by wind farm developers and landowners, it has been claimed. Jillian Bundy, chairperson of Caithness West Community Council, said wind energy developments were “never-ending” and maintained they had little to do with addressing the climate emergency. She was speaking after Scottish Government ministers supported the recommendation from a public local inquiry held last June and gave the go-ahead for the Limekiln extension plan at a . . . Complete story »

May 20, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Villagers in Armadale join forces to resist wind farm scheme

Battle lines have been drawn up over newly tabled plans to develop a 12-turbine wind farm on the north Sutherland coast. Residents are gearing up their bid to stymie the multimillion-pound venture which they claim would blight the scenic village of Armadale. As well as living cheek by jowl with the 490-feet high devices, they fear they would have to endure problems with noise and shadow flicker. They also believe the wind farm would drive tourists away from their village, . . . Complete story »

May 17, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Battle lines drawn over windfarm plans on world-renowned peatland

Long and narrow, Loch Shin stretches for 18 miles across awe-inspiring North Highland landscape, a haven for salmon, trout, ospreys and otters, it is hugged by unspoiled peat moorlands and rolling hills. For visitors to the town of Lairg which sits at the southeast edge of the loch, there’s the curious ‘wee hoose’ to photograph – a tiny whitewashed building on a island in the middle of the water – and the glorious sight of salmon leaping at the Falls . . . Complete story »

May 14, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Proposed Berwickshire wind farm would have highest turbines yet

EDF Renewables wants to create a 100MV wind farm called Dunside on moorland in the Lammermuir Hills, on land owned by Roxburghe Estates. Up to 20 turbines, each with a tip height of up to 260 metres, are proposed. A scoping application as part of an assessment of the potential environmental impact of the scheme ahead of any future planning application was submitted to Scottish Borders Council in March. Council officers have now given a response to the bid as . . . Complete story »

May 14, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Scottish Government ministers clear the way for Limekiln wind farm extension plan

The onshore wind scheme at Limekiln Forest will make “a valid contribution” to the fight against climate change and UK energy security, according to the managing director of one of the renewable energy companies behind the venture. Esbjörn Wilmar, of Infinergy, said he was delighted that Scottish Government ministers had supported the recommendation from a public local inquiry held last June and had given the go-ahead for the Limekiln extension plan. The proposal consists of five turbines which will bring . . . Complete story »

May 11, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Scotland’s largest wind farm ‘using net-zero loophole to exploit cost of living crisis’

Under contracts with the Government, new wind farms agree to a set price for the electricity they produce. When electricity wholesale prices are lower than the agreed price, the Government pays the difference in the form of a subsidy. But when wholesale prices are high, the wind farms pay back. The money is returned to the renewables scheme and is intended to be fed back to billpayers. However, new wind farms have delayed the start of their government contracts to allow them to keep the profits from record-high wholesale electricity prices. Complete story »

May 11, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm developer refutes ‘bribe’ accusation over proposed Armadale venture

A green energy company has denied seeking to bribe potential objectors to go along with its bid to develop a new wind farm on the far north coast. The claim came in the wake of Brookfield Renewables UK Ltd tabling plans for a 12-turbine venture in Armadale, 25 miles west of Thurso. It has been negotiating with shareholders of the common grazings, where four of the towering devices are earmarked to go up. According to Armadale resident Jimmy Cassidy, the . . . Complete story »

May 11, 2022 • Letters, ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Cursory debate over Sallachy

Having watched live the North Planning Application Committee meeting of April 26, during which planning permission was granted for a wind farm at Sallachy, I am questioning why I submitted an objection, as objections were minimally referred to and appeared to be given little consideration, writes Alice Clutterbuck. The previous application, thrown out by Scottish Ministers in 2015 – deemed unsuitable for this wildland area – was “cut, pasted and moulded” into shape, resubmitted and approved by councillors in approximately . . . Complete story »

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