A fresh legal challenge by a bird charity threatens to finally sink a planned £2 billion investment in a ‘four-pack’ development of major Scottish offshore wind farms. Last month, the Court of Session in Edinburgh ruled that the following four major renewable energy projects by the mainly Chinese and Irish developers can go ahead:
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Campaigners have appealed against a ruling which gave the go-ahead for four controversial wind farm projects in the firths of Forth and Tay. RSPB Scotland had objected to the developments which, they say, threaten thousands of seabirds. After winning the initial challenge, an appeal was lodged by Scottish ministers and the ruling was overturned last month. The charity has confirmed it has started a legal challenge. It is seeking permission from the Inner House of the Court of Session to appeal to the UK Supreme Court. The Scottish government has declined to comment on the legal action, but stressed its belief in the importance of offshore wind projects.
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