Mountain wind farm plan challenged

A conservation group has asked courts to review the way permission was given for a 67-turbine wind farm stretching across the Monadhliath mountain range. Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing granted permission for the Stronelairg wind farm on 6 June 2014. However the John Muir Trust believes there should have been a Public Local Inquiry. It […]

UK must avoid "gold-plating" transmission grids

The UK must avoid “gold-plating” or giving preferential treatment to renewable energy transmission networks. That’s the view of conservationists from the Scotland-based John Muir Trust. Currently the grid is built around power stations located near populated areas. But offshore wind farms will need large sections of new transmission cables to transfer electricity from rural areas […]