‘We don’t want your money’ – Shetland protests as SSE presses ahead with the UK’s biggest wind farm. SHETLAND stands to gain £2.2m a year in community benefit as Scottish energy giant SSE Renewables confirmed it is to press ahead with what would be the UK’s biggest onshore wind farm. Work on the huge Viking Energy wind farm is expected to start in late summer and is due to be completed in early 2024. And Scottish Government energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said the project was a “great symbol for the green recovery” of post-pandemic Scotland. But the chairman of local campaign group Sustainable Shetland, Frank Hay, has described SSE’s announcement as a “cynical attempt” to undermine the ongoing consultation process into the proposed interconnector transmission link.
Herald 18th June 2020 read more »
THE CHAIRMAN of local campaign group Sustainable Shetland, Frank Hay, has called SSE’s £580 million investment decision in the controversial Viking Energy wind farm a “cynical attempt” to undermine the ongoing consultation process into the proposed interconnector transmission link.
Shetland News 17th June 2020 read more »
A £580 million development to create the UK’s largest onshore wind farm has prompted fears that it will turn a tranquil landscape into an industrial zone with “mechanical giants”. SSE, the infrastructure company, announced yesterday it had taken a final investment decision for the Viking wind farm on Shetland. The 443 megawatt scheme could produce enough electricity each year to power more than 475,000 homes.
Times 18th June 2020 read more »