RURAL communities across Scotland are sharing a windfall of millions of pounds from renewable energy in support of community schemes, projects and services. Power company SSE Renewables has revealed details of the £6.3m it has provided in the past year to local groups ranging from schools to football clubs and village halls. The money comes from a pot if cash pledged by the company to support local initiatives before it commenced on a series of windfarms throughout Scotland. But critics have raised question over whether the awards do local communities more harm than good, and whether it is sustainable to fund them in this way.
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