Scotland’s mountaineers have called on Scottish Natural Heritage to stand up to wind farm developers they believe are “playing the system”. The organisation which represents mountaineers and hillwalkers across the nation, Mountaineering Scotland, is strongly opposed to the development of two wind farm proposals in the hills south-west of Garve in Wester Ross. They describe the proposed developments at Lochluichart and Kirkan Wind Farm as opportunist, saying applications are being submitted in phases. Stuart Younie, chief executive of Mountaineering Scotland, said: “What these further proposals do is spread development beyond the consented ones that were tested and constrained at the time of the initial application and following intervention by Scottish ministers. “It is the opinion of Mountaineering Scotland that SNH needs to step in here as the guardians of natural heritage.
Energy Voice 22nd May 2019 read more »
A wind turbine the height of 29 double-decker buses has been installed in Avonmouth. The 130-metre-high structure has been put up by wine company Accolade at its manufacturing and distribution centre on Kings Weston Lane. The global firm, which includes brands such as Echo Falls, Hardys, Kumala and Mud House, will use the 2.5MW turbine to transform kinetic energy into electrical energy.
Bristol Post 22nd May 2019 read more »