Donald Trump’s company is to pay the Scottish Government £225,000 to cover its legal bills after the US president’s firm was defeated in a long-running and acrimonious court battle over a windfarm development near his inaugural Scottish golf resort. The firm behind Mr Trump’s Aberdeenshire property pursued a three year-long battle to block the offshore renewable energy scheme, a fight which saw Mr Trump appear before the Scottish Parliament and led to his company taking its case to the UK’s highest court. However, it ended in failure.
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The world’s most powerful wind turbine has arrived in the UK for testing against some of the world’s toughest offshore conditions. The nacelle from GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine is set to be rigorously tested for years of operation at sea by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. The Glasgow-headquartered innovation group will test the nacelle – the size of six double decker buses – at its facility in Blyth, Northumberland. GE Renewable Energy also revealed it is investing almost £15 million in testing and research and development activities in the UK. John Lavelle, president and chief executive of GE’s Offshore Wind business, said: “GE’s Haliade-X technology will have an important role to play in helping the UK to achieve its Offshore Wind Sector Deal goals of 30 GW by 2030, and UK Government’s ambition to work for greenhouse emission reduction to ‘net-zero’ by 2050.
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