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Green group wins £50,000 to help make city turbine dream a reality

COMMUNITY groups wanting to build a wind turbine at Seafield have won more than £50,000 funding after beating off competition from nearly 1000 other renewable projects in a public vote.


Plans for wind farm unveiled after 8 years

PLANS have finally been submitted for the construction of a £150 million offshore demonstration wind farm off the coast at Aberdeen - eight years after the project was first announced to underpin the city's drive to become Europe's energy capital.

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Bill Howatson: Wind farms have a place - but aren't for everyone

MAITLAND Mackie - Aberdeenshire agri-business man, ex-chairman of the Scottish Agricultural College and former vice-president of the National Farmers Union of Scotland - is not averse to flying a few kites and thinking outside the box.

University aims to end £5.4m-a-year power bill - with its own wind farm

SCOTLAND'S oldest university is hoping to become the first higher education institution in the country to generate all its power through its own wind farm.

Taxpayers' cash used to build road for developer

QUESTIONS have been raised over the use of £1 million of public money to help fund a route to be used to access a wind farm.

Wind farm driven out of bounds to ensure pretty TV pictures at Ryder Cup

PLANS for a wind farm in rural Perthshire have been blocked after the hosts of the 2014 Ryder Cup warned it could damage the event's success.

Letters: Turbine truths

Anent the opposing views on wind turbines of the John Muir Trust and Scottish Renewables (your report and Platform, 7 April) we need an independent commission of experts in all relevant disciplines, to publish the facts and credible forecasts soon after the election, on at least these issues:

Lack of wind saw Scottish land-based turbines idle for four-fifths of 2010

SCOTLAND'S onshore wind farms were idle for record periods last year because of unusually calm weather, which industry analysts claimed could lead to higher power bills.

Stephen Salter wins inaugural Saltire medal

Professor Stephen Salter, pictured, has won the Scottish Government's inaugural Saltire medal in recognition of his role in the development of marine energy.

Offshore wind could be power of Scotland

OFFSHORE wind farms could generate enough electricity to power all Scotland's homes within a decade, according to ambitious Scottish Government plans published yesterday.

Renting out land to wind firms 'crazy' says Mackie

The Forestry Commission has been accused of giving away a potential income of £330 million a year by granting the rights to wind energy development on its 660,000 hectares - 10 per cent of the Scottish land area - to international developers.

Protesters celebrate after beauty-spot wind farm scrapped

CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans for an offshore wind farm at Kintyre have welcomed the news that the project has been abandoned.

£26,000 and rising: what wind farms generate for owners

LANDOWNERS can expect much higher rents from wind farm developments in future as demand for sites increase, according to a new report.

Wind farms pay off for landowners

The financial benefits arising from investing in wind turbines have largely still to be quantified in this country but a report has revealed that landowners' returns from large scale-wind farms have been increasing dramatically since their inception.

Contract signed for wind farm

THE creation of a controversial wind farm in the Lammermuir Hills has moved a step closer after the developers announced a contract with the turbine manufacturer Vestas.

New Mitsubishi facility to create 200 Lothians jobs

Japanese engineering giant Mitsubishi today announced a major investment in the Lothians expected to create up to 200 jobs over the next five years.

Letter: Wind-power facts

I must, after months of corresponding on the issue to these columns, admit to a severe sense of frustration at the letter (8 November) from C Jenkins of Cardigan.

Most Scots want more wind farms

More than three-quarters of Scots support the growth of wind farms, according to a new survey.

Scotland to lead EU wind power initiative

Scotland will lead a European project to increase wind power development, Enterprise Minister Jim Mather has revealed.

Europe's largest onshore wind farm set for massive expansion

IT is already Europe's largest onshore wind farm and creates enough electricity to power 180,000 homes.

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