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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Power worth less than zero spreads as green energy floods grid – Energy Voice

Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants. With wind and solar farms sprouting up in more areas — and their power getting priority to feed into the grid in many places — the amount of electricity being generated is outstripping demand during
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Critically endangered Scottish wildcats’ habitat to become wind farm – Government Europa

[Founded in 2011 Pan European Networks Ltd is an independent and privately-owned publishing company focusing on the relationship between the public and private sectors across Europe.] Conservation groups have criticised the Scottish government over a plan to turn a publicly-owned forest, which is a habitat for critically endangered Scottish wildcats, into a wind farm. Concerns
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