Walney £1bn offshore wind farm is world’s largest – BBC

The world’s largest working offshore wind farm – covering an area equal to 20,000 football pitches – has opened off the coast of Cumbria. The £1bn Walney facility already had 102 turbines before the completion of a further 87 earlier this year – dubbed the Walney Extension. Each turbine stands 623ft (190m) high, with the
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Barrel Law wind farm project voted down – BBC

Revised plans for a wind farm previously rejected amid fears it would interfere with RAF radar systems have been refused. Scottish Borders Council turned down a bid by ABO Wind for eight turbines at Barrel Law near Roberton in 2013. The local authority had been advised by officials to approve revised plans for seven turbines
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Scottish university opens new £110 million campus – Herald

Andrew Denholm Education Correspondent A SCOTTISH university has opened its new multimillion pound campus in Lanarkshire. The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) said the £110 million development would provide a state of the art facility for staff and students. Officials said the UWS Lanarkshire estate, located in a business park on the outskirts
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Costa Head windfarm proposal rejected – Orcadian

An application for a wind farm at Costa Head in the West Mainland has been refused by Orkney Islands Council following a meeting of the Planning Committee, today, Friday. This came after a vote of six votes to two from councillors against the proposal by Hoolan Energy. Councillors Owen Tierney, Kevin Woodbridge, David Dawson, Rob
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Wind Farm (Generating station of >100 <200 MW Capacity) - Pre Application

The report constitutes the request for a Scoping Opinion for the proposed Glasvaar Wind Farm (‘the Proposed Development’) located approximately 7.4 kilometres (km) north of Lochgilphead, on the Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll and Bute. Application Received Date:  13 Aug 2018 Max Total MW Of Development Applied For 100 Max Turbine Height:  175 Number Of Turbines
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Trade body warns of investment threat to onshore wind – Energy Voice

A new report by energy trade body RenewableUK has warned that the UK Government’s “policy of blocking” onshore wind is a threat to future investment in the sector. Launching the report, the trade body has called for a change in government policy to avoid a “steep drop off in new investment and new capacity coming
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Plans for 72 wind turbines in North Sea off local coast – Evening Telegraph

Plans for a new North Sea wind farm off the coast of Arbroath have been submitted. Inch Cape Wind Farm could provide enough energy to meet the demands of approximately 615,000 UK households and power roughly 25% of Scottish homes. It would see 72 turbines built in the east of Angus coastline. The development would
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Moray Firth offshore wind farm team take plans to public – Press and Journal

By David Mackay The developers behind a massive offshore wind farm in the north-east are preparing to take its final plans to the public. Up to 90 turbines could be built in the Moray Firth by EDP Renewables as part of its Moray West project. Controversial proposals from the firm were initially tabled that prompted
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