Scottish Power to use 100% wind power after Drax sale – BBC

Scottish Power will become the first major UK energy company to generate all its electricity from wind power instead of coal and gas, after selling its final gas and hydro stations to Drax. Power company Drax has paid £702m for the rest of Scottish Power’s conventional generation business. Scottish Power plans to invest £5.2bn over
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Site visit hears opposing views to north wind farm plan – Press and Journal

Scottish Government reporter Robert Seaton yesterday oversaw an inspection of the site of what would be the highest wind farm in Caithness. E.ON is seeking the green light to put up 19 turbines on cleared forestry ground at Golticlay, a couple of miles north of Lybster. They would stand 427ft from the ground to the
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How communities across Scotland are getting millions of pounds from wind power – Herald

By Sandra Dick REMOTE communities across Scotland are sharing a multi-million-pound cash bonanza generated by the wind and rain that batters them. Over the past decade, nearly £50 million has been paid to communities from the proceeds of wind farms that have been built nearby. The money has been spent on a diverse range of
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Storm Callum sends wind turbine crashing into field where prize-winning horses graze – Cornwall Live

By Jeff Raines Storm Callum has smashed a wind turbine into pieces sending bits of it crashing into a field where it “traumatised” a couple’s prize-winning horses. Janet Nicholls said bits of fibreglass and a huge blade from the machine came crashing down into the field where five of her and her husband David’s nine
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Objectors condemn ‘ring of steel’ they claim would surround them if onshore wind farm erected in east Caithness – Press and Journal

Objectors yesterday lined up to condemn the “ring of steel” they claimed would surround them if permission was given to erect a new onshore wind farm in east Caithness. Lybster resident Nigel Shelton was among those who oppose E.ON’s scheme to put up 19 turbines at Golticlay, just over two miles north of the village.
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Aberdeen Greens join battle against Glendye Windfarm plans – Energy Voice

A local climate group is hoping to stop a north-east wind development in it tracks by backing a local campaign. The Aberdeenshire branch of the Green Party has joined those opposed to the Glendye Windafrm development, near  Banchory, in the north-east of Scotland. The group is backing the Save Clachnaben campaign, a protest group canvasing
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Lowther Hills turbine opposition advised – BBC

A council is being recommended to table an objection to revised proposals for a major wind farm in the Lowther Hills. The application is being considered directly by Scottish ministers because of the scale of the development. A report to Dumfries and Galloway Council said the scaled-back scheme had addressed some concerns about visual impact
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Glendye Windfarm application ‘ignores’ key local recommendations, say opponents – Energy Voice

Opponents of a proposed north-east windfarm claim it ignores local guidelines on large-scale energy developments. The Banchory-based Glendye Windfarm Opposition Group, which has 40 members, said the Glendye onshore wind development “ignores” key recommendations from the council’s local development plan. Last week, developers Coriolis Energy and Irish utility ESB submitted a planning application to the
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