Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Clean Power

Scotland Approves New Wind Farm

Scotland approved the construction of a new 64.6 MW wind farm in the country’s south, while at the same time refusing the construction of another.

Scotland’s Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, announced on Monday that consent had been given to PNE WIND UK Limited to construct a wind farm of 19 turbines with an installed capacity of 64.6 MW, to be located on land in Kennoxhead, south of Glespin in South Lanarkshire.

Modern wind turbines in Scotland appear to bask in the afternoon sun.According to the press release provided by the Scottish Government, PNE’s community energy commitment is likely to benefit the Glespin community by £8 million over the 25 year operating period.

“The wind farm in Kennoxhead will bring considerable benefits to the local community as well as having the capacity to power an estimated 30,208 homes,” said Fergus Ewing. “I am determined to ensure communities all over Scotland reap the benefit from renewable energy, which will help to reduce climate emissions.”

“We have been clear that wind farms can only be built in the right places, and that proposed developments are subject to strict planning laws,” Mr Ewing continued. “Our policy strikes a careful balance between utilising Scotland’s significant renewable energy resources whilst protecting our finest scenic landscapes and natural heritage.

“Each application is considered on its merits which is why I have refused permission for the proposed wind farm at Limekiln in line with the Reporter’s recommendation.”

The refused wind farm was the Limekiln Wind Farm, set to be developed in Caithness.

The news comes only a few days after the latest figures released showed that the Scottish wind industry’s electricity ouput more than doubled in June, compared to the same time a year earlier. And while these figures are still down on May’s figures — a season variation — June’s figures still astounded many.

 
Check out our brand new E-Bike Guide. If you're curious about electric bikes, this is the best place to start your e-mobility journey!
 
 
Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality and cleantech news coverage? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Advertisement
 
Written By

I'm a Christian, a nerd, a geek, and I believe that we're pretty quickly directing planet-Earth into hell in a handbasket! I also write for Fantasy Book Review (.co.uk), and can be found writing articles for a variety of other sites. Check me out at about.me for more.

Comments

You May Also Like

Clean Power

A group of more than 20 environmental organizations developed a concise guide to the science-based principles and priorities for environmental monitoring that are crucial to...

Clean Power

New Study Reveals Mixed Reactions to Flickering Shadows, Generated by Wind Energy's Shadow

Clean Power

Whether or not Minority Leader McConnell is 100% focused on obstructing the Biden agenda, more offshore wind energy jobs are coming to the US.

Clean Transport

Scotland is on track to roll hydrogen fuel cell trains into its railway system, hopefully with green H2 to grease the decarbonization wheels.

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.