From the Office of Struan Stevenson MEP

The Scottish Government has recently launched a public consultation regarding the development of offshore wind. Struan has created a simple consultation response sheet (attached). It includes a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer. All of the information and instructions for completing the form can be found on this website: http://www.struanstevenson.com/media/news-release/have_your_say_on_the_scottish_governments_plans_for_offshore_wind_energy_in/

CAMPAIGNERS fighting the development of one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms have cheered a decision by North Devon Councillors to object to the plans.

After hearing 13 speakers put forward cases for and against the Atlantic Array, planning committee members vetoed a recommendation by their own planning officers to raise no objections to the giant 240-turbine scheme less than 10 miles off the North Devon coast. Instead, they voted 10 to three in favour Read more…

Audit Scotland Report

The Scottish Government has a clear strategy for renewable energy that links with other policy areas, and it has made steady progress so far. Achieving its overall goals will be challenging and depends on private sector investment. http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/work/all_national.php