Wind turbines become “ticking time bombs” – Die Welt

[The following is a Google translation of a story in the German newspaper Die Welt. There are many others. It explains the point made in the letter in the Herald today ] By Daniel Wetzel, Business editor Many wind turbines are now 20 or even 25 years old. This increases the risk of serious accidents,
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UK Govt holds Brexit White Paper briefing with Scottish energy chiefs – SEN

Scottish energy chiefs yesterday attended a Brexit briefing by the UK Govt minister for Scotland as the UK prime minister published its long-awaited preferred-options for the British departure from the EU next year. The energy organisations which took part in the briefing were identified as Scottish Power and the trade associations for the oil and
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From Holy Grail to wasteland – Stornoway Gazette

For over a decade, policy-makers in the Western Isles have seen ‘renewable energy’ as the key to achieving the Holy Grail of Hebridean aspiration. That is, long-term economic abundance and cash flow, thereby lifting the island population away from perceived poverty and inequalities vis-a-vis the mainland. Onshore wind farms and an inter-connector (in island parlance
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English and Portuguese energy developers seek planning permission for new wind farms in Argyllshire and Moray Firth – SEN

Energy developers based in England and Portugal have submitted new planning applications to build two new wind farms in Scotland. Blue Energy is already undertaking assessment and design work on a wind farm proposal on land on the Kintyre Peninsula approximately 12 miles south of Tarbert, Argyllshire. Its Glasgow based agents Arcus has prepared a
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LibDem MSP calls for answers after secret firm behind ‘high risk’ Scottish renewable energy project given £500,000 of public money by Scot-Govt – SEN

Renewable energy firm Silva Renewables were handed the cash for the scheme branded ‘high risk” and “unsustainable” by a watchdog. A secret firm handed £500,000 of taxpayers’ money by a Scottish Government quango were responsible for a renewable energy scheme branded “high risk” and “unsustainable” by a watchdog. The ‘Sunday Mail’ reported that the company
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Donald Trump ‘proved wrong’ on impact of wind turbines in Scotland – Scotsman

Tom Peterkin Donald Trump’s predictions that Scotland’s tourism industry would be damaged by wind turbines have been proved wrong, one of the US president’s critics claimed last night. Ahead of Trump’s visit to Scotland this week, Green co-convener Patrick Harvie mounted an outspoken attack on the president ridiculing his attitude towards renewable energy. https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/donald-trump-proved-wrong-on-impact-of-wind-turbines-in-scotland-1-4765699