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.26 Comments
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 farms could generate enough electricity to power all Scotland's homes within a decade, according to ambitious Scottish Government plans published yesterday.
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.
CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans for an offshore wind farm at Kintyre have welcomed the news that the project has been abandoned.
LANDOWNERS can expect much higher rents from wind farm developments in future as demand for sites increase, according to a new report.
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.
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.
Japanese engineering giant Mitsubishi today announced a major investment in the Lothians expected to create up to 200 jobs over the next five years.
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.
More than three-quarters of Scots support the growth of wind farms, according to a new survey.
Scotland will lead a European project to increase wind power development, Enterprise Minister Jim Mather has revealed.
IT is already Europe's largest onshore wind farm and creates enough electricity to power 180,000 homes.