Renewable energy trade bodies have hit out at UK Government policy as new data suggests that onshore windfarm numbers are set to plummet over the next four years. New numbers provided by GlobalData on the wind turbine foundations market point directly to a drop off by more than half of new wind farms being built from 2018 to 2022. Compared to data provided between 2012-2017, in which nearly 4,000 onshore units were built, the next four years will only see 1,080 wind turbine foundations constructed. The alarming drop off in onshore wind foundations – and therefore new wind farms – is likely to be less severe in Scotland, however, trade body Scottish Renewables described it as a result of the UK Government’s decision to “lock onshore wind out of the energy market”.
Energy Voice 25th Aug 2018 read more »
A wind farm in view of the Scotland-England border is to go ahead after developers challenged a decision to refuse their initial application. Twelve large turbines will be built on land close to the Carter Bar, which has been described as the most spectacular crossing into Scotland from the south.
Times 25th Aug 2018 read more »