Investor stakes £82m on Scottish wind farm – Herald

MARK WILLIAMSON A stock market-listed renewable energy specialist has acquired a windfarm in Dumfries and Galloway in an £82 million move that reflects its confidence in the commercial prospects for such assets. The Renewable Infrastructure Investment Group (TRIG) has bought the Solwaybank onshore windfarm near Langholm from Renewable Energy Systems for £39 million. It is
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Letters: Risks in the lack of a back-up energy plan – Herald (letters)

  TOM Gordon (“Tory Brexit insults helping the SNP’s case on devolution”, The Herald, June 16) provides an interesting insight to the deficiencies of devolution, and none more so than the energy policies being adopted at Holyrood on the production of energy, an area that was ignored by Andrew Wilson in his Growth Report .
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Sheonagh Richards: Keeping our lights on is a difficult balancing act – Scotsman

Sheonagh Richards is a partner, Anderson Strathern, and member of the firm’s Energy Sector Group. What does the future hold for energy generation in Scotland? In recent weeks, we have seen differing political agendas of the Scottish and UK governments as to how electricity supplies of the future will be generated. ! Among the questions
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Lindsay McQuade: Let’s blow away wind farm misconceptions – Scotsman

The first ever Onshore Wind Week in the UK has just come to a close, with events held across the country over the past seven days. The renewable energy industry joined forces with workers, families and even frozen food retailers, to make the case for the future of our sector. It kicked off with 5,000
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New EU rules put Brussels at forefront of global climate-change battle- SEN

New EU rules put Brussels at forefront of global climate-change battle, while Westminster’s Brexit power-grab from Holyrood jeopardises Scotland’s environment goals The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has welcomed the European Union’s (EU) decision to increase its renewable energy target from 27 per cent to 32 per cent by 2030. Adnan Amin, Director-General or IRENA
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Hunterston wind test facility to be decommissioned in summer – Energy Voice

The National Offshore Wind Turbine Test Facility based at Hunterston is to be decommissioned, SSE announced today. Known as Hunterston PARC, the test facility has been home to a 6MW Siemens offshore wind turbine and the Mitsubishi 7MW Sea Angel turbine, in January 2018 SSE was granted a two-year time extension for the test facility.
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