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 […]