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Ofgem minded to approve Shetland power link, reject Western Isles project

The former decision is subject to Viking Energy Wind Farm being awarded subsidies through the Contract for Difference scheme

Judges back 103-turbine wind farm in Scotland

Plans to build a major wind farm in Scotland has been given the go-ahead by the courts. The controversial Viking Energy project had been put on hold after a series of challenges but appeal judges ruled the 103-turbine wind farm should keep its government consent. Energy Minister Fergus Ewing had granted consent for the 370MW […]

Shetland group ‘crowdfunds’ to bring down Viking wind farm

Shetland Island residents opposed to a large wind farm hope to raise £20,000 from public donations to help their cause. They have launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund a Judicial Review into Scottish energy ministers’ decision to grant consent for the Viking Energy wind farm. Opening for donations for two months on crowdfunder.co.uk, the group […]

Shetlands ruling could deal blow to renewables in Scotland

A judicial ruling on a proposed 103-turbine wind farm in the Shetland islands (pictured) could deal a blow to other renewable energy projects in Scotland. The review of the Scottish Government’s approval for the Viking Energy project was held following a challenge from environmental protest group Sustainable Shetlands. As well as ruling it had fallen […]