Donald Trump loses Scottish wind farm fight

Donald Trump’s appeal against a planned offshore wind farm has been rejected by the UK’s Supreme Court. The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre is planned to be located near the US presidential candidate’s […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Donald Trump’s appeal against a planned offshore wind farm has been rejected by the UK’s Supreme Court.

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre is planned to be located near the US presidential candidate’s golf resort in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

It consists of 11 turbines with an expected capacity of 100MW. The project was  approved in 2013.

The Trump International Golf Club Scotland appealed to the court arguing Scottish Ministers had no power under the 1989 Act to grant consent to the wind project.

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “I am pleased that the Supreme Court has unanimously found in our favour. The proposed European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre is an important project for Aberdeen and North East Scotland. It will give the industry the ability to test and demonstrate new technologies to enable costs to be further reduced.”