Caithness councillor accuses renewable energy body of ‘lazy, arrogant’ claims over public support for onshore wind – JohnOGroat Journal

A Caithness councillor has accused a renewable energy trade body of making “lazy, complacent and arrogant” claims over the level of public approval for wind turbines. Councillor Matthew Reiss said the assertion by RenewableUK that 70 per cent of people support building onshore wind farms “is not the truth, the Read more…

Herald letters

PLANNING RULES FORGET PEOPLE AS Celia Hobbs (Letters, July 26) correctly points out, “forget your designations and listings” as regards wind farm planning applications in Scotland, they don’t count for much. Also apparently included in Scottish Government decision makers’ “list of things to forget” is people, particularly those who live Read more…

Petition submissions available for viewing

We’ve just been informed by the Petitions Committee that the first 80 submissions (up to 28 June) are now available for viewing on their new website. This can be accessed here https://www.parliament.scot/…/pe1864-increase-the… Click on: Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration to access the list. Further submissions are still being Read more…

Camster II wind farm appeal – allowed

Camster Il Wind Farm, Land 2000M Nw Of Tannach Hill Tannach, Wick, KW1 Erection Of Up To 11 Wind Turbines Maximum Tip Height Of 126.5M With Associated Infrastructure Case Update – 28/07/2021** The decision on this case has been issued. The case has been allowed, and consent has been granted. Read more…

Achany ext – Application

Achany Extension Wind Farm – Application Achany Extension Wind Farm. The installed capacity of the proposed generating station would be over 50MW comprising up to 20 turbines with a maximum ground to blade tip height of 149.9 metres The Proposed Development is located on the adjoining land to the north-west Read more…

Scotsman Letters

Brian Wilson (Scotsman, 24 July) states that “three per cent of electricity is currently being generated by wind farms”. That raises the question of how does Holyrood plan to supply schools, hospitals, homes and supermarket freezers should there be a repeat of these high pressure conditions, especially over the winter, Read more…