Wind turbines take a break as heatwave is about to hit Britain – Bloomberg

Lars Paulsson (Bloomberg) — Thousands of wind turbines from Germany to the U.K. are set to grind to a halt next week, cutting electricity supplies at the same time as the next wave of hot weather arrives. As the warmest second quarter in 30 years draws to a close, next-month power prices in Europe’s biggest
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200,000 sign petition calling for north-east forest to be protected saying ‘logging will tear wildcat population apart’ – Evening Express

Almost 200,000 people have signed a petition demanding protection of a north-east forest which is home to wildcats. Conservation group Wildcat Haven has launched an online petition over plans to build 16 new turbines at Clashindarroch, south-west of Huntly, over fears for the creatures who live in the area. Swedish energy firm Vattenfall, which tabled
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Arguments rage over wind project – Stornoway Gazette

By Katie Laing Arguments raged at the North Tolsta Community Hall on Tuesday night over controversial plans to site a corporate wind farm within a 2km buffer zone of houses. California-based Forsa Energy have planning permission for 14 turbines at the Druim Leathann Windfarm, but are in the process of submitting an entirely new planning
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Almost a third of wildcat population at threat over windfarm plans, say group – National

Greg Russell, Journalist Almost a third of Scotland’s wildcat population could be wiped out by a proposed windfarm development that would clear a huge swathe of their last forest stronghold, according to campaigners. Wildcat Haven said the plans for Clashindarroch Forest near Huntly, in Aberdeenshire, by Swedish energy giant Vattenfall, would devastate wildcat habitats in
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Scotland + rUK retain top position as world’s biggest offshore wind market – SEN

  New figures from the Renewable UK Offshore Wind Project show that the UK has retained the top spot as the largest offshore wind market in the world with a portfolio of 35.2GW. This is followed by Germany (23.4GW), Taiwan (8.3GW), China (7.7GW) and the USA (7.5GW) rounds out the top five. These countries share
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‘Fog of Brexit uncertainty’ obscures prospects for UK energy industries – SEN

The annual ‘state of the nation’ survey, representative of professionals working across the entire UK energy system, paints a picture of progress in clean power and transport obscured by a thickening “fog of uncertainty” surrounding Brexit and policy shortcomings. The headline messages from the 2018 Energy Institute survey are: The “fog of uncertainty” around Brexit
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Western Isles wind-farm wins national ‘celebrating communities’ charity award – SEN

An islands community-owned wind farm has won a major accolade at the Scottish Charity Awards by winning the ‘Celebrating Communities’ trophy. The award to the Point and Sandwick Trust is for their charity work, funding and supporting community projects with the profits from their wholly community-owned wind farm at Beinn Ghrideag outside Stornoway. The awards
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Disruption as Moray windfarm convoy rumbles on – Press and Journal

By Jon Hebditch There was fresh disruption on a northern roads at the weekend as wind farm bosses return massive – and incorrectly sized – turbine parts to Inverness. Motorists using the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road experienced weeks of delays as components of the Moray Dorenell Wind Farm were delivered. But at the start
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