Former West Lothian coal mine to become wind farm – Edinburgh Evening News

A NEW era of eco-friendly energy production launches in West Lothian this weekend when a former coal mine becomes a wind farm. Lothian Alison Johnstone will officially open the new three wind turbine facility near Blackridge on Saturday. Families are expected to turn out for a tour of the old open cast site at Drunduff
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Tangy IV Wind Farm – Application

Application Description:  CONSENT UNDER SECTION 36 OF THE ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 AND DEEMED PLANNING PERMISSION UNDER SECTION 57(2) OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997 TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE TANGY IV WIND FARM, 3 KILOMETRES SOUTH OF KILCHENZIE, IN THE ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL PLANNING AUTHORITY AREA http://www.energyconsents.scot/ApplicationSearch.aspx

New electric battery storage facility opens in West Lothian – Scotsman

Ilona Amos An innovative new battery storage facility has been opened in West Lothian to help balance the amount of electricity being fed into the National Grid. The largest and fastest of its type in Scotland, the development will charge up during periods of excess generation such as windy days, then feed power into the
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SSE shares plunge on price cap profit warning – Herald

MARK WILLIAMSON SHARES in Scottish Hydroelectric Owner SSE have plunged around eight per cent after the power firm warned the price cap on tariffs would hit profits following a “disappointing and regrettable” performance in the first five months. The Perth-based utility said the price cap that Ofgem has proposed to implement from 1 January will
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FTSE 100 ends the day higher as oil continues to climb – Herald

LONDON’S blue-chip index climbed back above the 7,300 mark on Wednesday as rising oil prices helped to push up commodity stocks. The FTSE 100 finished the day 39.82 points, or 0.55 per cent, higher at 7,313.4. A barrel of Brent Crude was at one point trading above $80 on the back of investor fears that
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Nicola Sturgeon opens groundbreaking Aberdeen wind farm despite opposition from Donald Trump – Daily Record

A groundbreaking offshore wind farm that faced opposition from Donald Trump has been officially opened by Scotland’s First Minister. Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off the coast of ­Aberdeen exported to the national grid for the first time in July. Two of its 11 turbines are said to be the most powerful in
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Councillor who lobbied against wind farms under investigation by standards watchdog – Courier

By Cheryl Peebles A Fife councillor who founded an anti-wind farm lobby group is under investigation by the standards commissioner. Councillor Linda Holt was accused of breaching the councillors’ code of conduct by failing to register her involvement with Scotland Against Spin. She was also alleged to have failed to declare it as an interest
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