Survey prompts fears of new wind farm proposal – Highland News

Written by Iain Ramage Energy consultants have started a survey in the Ruisaurie area near Beauly, setting alarm bells ringing among anti wind farm campaigners who previously fiercely opposed a scheme that would have spanned three estates. Multimillionaire owners of the Farley Estate at Ruisaurie, Steven and Vanessa Walduck, were part of a project with
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Scottish renewables will be hit hard by ‘crippling tariff cuts’, warns trade body – Energy Voice

A senior policy manager at industry trade body Scottish Renewables has warned that the UK Government decision to introduce further “crippling tariff cuts” will hit hard. The Feed-in Tariff system is set for closure in 2019, with a consultation of the scheme’s future a year overdue. The system was established to ensure fixed-rate payments for electricity
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Forsa Energy make their Tolsta wind farm pitch – Stornoway Gazette

Commercial wind farm developers Forsa Energy pitched their controversial plans for the 14-turbine Druim Leathann Windfarm to villagers at a packed North Tolsta Community Hall on Tuesday night. Alasdair Macleod, Forsa’s Director of Renewables Generation, was the main speaker at the event, which had been organised by the local community council to discuss the plans
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Moray West Offshore Wind Farm submit transmission plans – Energy Voice

Written by David McPhee Following a long battle with the local community, a Moray Firth wind farm development today submitted its plans to come onshore to local authorities. Admitting that the local community “clearly influenced” the decision, the projects development manager for Moray (West) Offshore Wind Farm said today that the developments onshore transmission plans
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Dramatic rise in Scottish community renewables projects – Energy Voice

The number of community-owner renewables projects has shot up in Scotland between 2011 and 2017. New data released yesterday from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre has reported a dramatic 62% increase in wind, solar, hydro, heat pump and biomass developments. Since 2011, 175 additional communities have benefited taking the number from 281 to a recorded
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Knockendurrick windfarm near Twynholm recommended for refusal by Dumfries and Galloway Council – Daily Record

By Stuart Gillespie A controversial windfarm development looks set to be rejected next week. More than 1,500 people have objected to Banks Renewables’ proposals for seven turbines at Knockendurrick, near Twynholm. And council officials are recommending the plans are rejected because they “would have significant adverse impacts on the landscape character, scenic interest and visual
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Bid to revive windfarm plans – Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra

Eddie Harbinson Plans to build a new windfarm in Newton Mearns could be revived by Scottish ministers. Moorhouse Windfarm Ltd had an application for six turbines, between Shieldhill Farm and Moor Road, rejected after aviation chiefs claimed they could lose track of planes over the site. East Renfrewshire Council knocked back the plans when the
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Deal to bring Scottish wind power to 550 homes – Scotsman

HANNAH BURLEY An Aberdeenshire wind farm will supply more than 500 homes in south-west England with power under a new agreement confirmed today, further underlining the strength of Scotland’s renewable energy sector. Sustainable energy firm Thrive Renewables and gas and electricity supplier Bristol Energy have struck a supply deal for 0.8 megawatts of wind power
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