Vattenfall opens 39.6MW wind farm in Scotland

Swedish company Vattenfall has officially opened a new wind farm in Scotland. The Clashindarroch wind farm, located in Aberdeenshire, has 18 turbines with a total capacity of 36.9MW – enough energy to power more than 27,000 houses. The project will help save 49,000 tonnes of carbon emissions, stated the company. It has launched a £185,000 […]

DECC appoints firm for CCS projects

DECC has contracted Jacobs Engineering Group to provide technical advisory services for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. It will help support the delivery of the UK’s CCS Commercialisation Programme – which has £1 billion of capital funding available to support the design, construction and operation of the projects. The scheme aims to help tackle […]

Donald trumped in wind farm review case

Donald Trump has lost a legal challenge over an offshore wind farm near his golf resort in Aberdeenshire. The US billionaire wanted a judicial review into his alleged claim Scottish ministers illegally approved the 11-turbine project in Aberdeen Bay. A previous application by Mr Trump had been dismissed. Scotland’s most senior judge, Lord Gill, has […]

Tycoon gets in a spin over Salmond’s Scottish turbines

US billionaire tycoon Donald Trump has reportedly sent the Scottish First Minister a letter accusing him of wanting to destroy Scotland’s coastline with wind turbines. Mr Trump has been enraged over a potential development of a wind farm off the coast of Aberdeenshire where he’s building a golf course. His letter to Alex Salmond claims […]

Papermill recycled into £60m timber plant

A paper mill in Scotland which closed last year is to be turned into a £60m green energy centre. The biomass fuel plant at Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, will process timber and operate from the former International Paper mill, which shut last year. International Paper bought the mill, which produced an estimated 85% of all photocopy and […]