Caithness villagers say no to ‘circle of steel’ wind farms – National Windwatch

Protesters from the far north coast of Scotland have travelled to Edinburgh to deliver a petition against plans to build two giant wind farms in a region known for its dramatic scenery. Locals fear the schemes, which between them will consist of almost 40 turbines standing up to 140m tall, will have a “devastating” impact
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WATCH: Pioneering plastic poles used to electrify windfarm transmission – Energy Voice

A pioneering new technology has been used to electrify a power connection for a controversial windfarm in Moray. In an industry-first for the UK, plastic poles have been used for the Dorenell windfarm connection to the transmission grid. A design rethink to traditional steel pylons or wooden structures was needed after local residents objected to
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‘Historic milestone’ for UK wind generation – Energy Voice

RenewableUK has hailed a “historic milestone” as the country’s wind generation has passed 20 gigawatts. The landmark means UK wind can power 14million homes and comes following the opening of Orsted’s 659MW extension to the Walney windfarm off Cumbria earlier this month. Orsted’s project is the world’s largest operational offshore windfarm and can power nearly
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‘Overwhelming’ Eskdale valley turbine appeal planned – BBC

An appeal is to be lodged against the refusal of a wind farm described as “overly prominent and overwhelming” by planning officials. Dumfries and Galloway Council rejected the 12-turbine Hopsrig project near Langholm. Buccleuch Energy director Alan Wilson said that decision was “disappointing” and the company hoped to address concerns in the appeal process. The
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Former West Lothian coal mine to become wind farm – Edinburgh Evening News

A NEW era of eco-friendly energy production launches in West Lothian this weekend when a former coal mine becomes a wind farm. Lothian Alison Johnstone will officially open the new three wind turbine facility near Blackridge on Saturday. Families are expected to turn out for a tour of the old open cast site at Drunduff
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Tangy IV Wind Farm – Application

Application Description:  CONSENT UNDER SECTION 36 OF THE ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 AND DEEMED PLANNING PERMISSION UNDER SECTION 57(2) OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997 TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE TANGY IV WIND FARM, 3 KILOMETRES SOUTH OF KILCHENZIE, IN THE ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL PLANNING AUTHORITY AREA http://www.energyconsents.scot/ApplicationSearch.aspx

New electric battery storage facility opens in West Lothian – Scotsman

Ilona Amos An innovative new battery storage facility has been opened in West Lothian to help balance the amount of electricity being fed into the National Grid. The largest and fastest of its type in Scotland, the development will charge up during periods of excess generation such as windy days, then feed power into the
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