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|Extracts from NATTA's journal
Renew, Issue 162 July-Aug 2006
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2. BWEA on offshore wind
The British Wind
Energy Association, together with Renewables East, the renewable energy
agency for the East of England, has released new research which suggests
that there could be 8GW of offshore wind capacity installed by 2015,
supplying 6% of UK power needs, if there was a suitable new policy impetus.
It would require around £10bn investment and would prevent the
emissions of up to 20 million tonnes of CO2. However, they say that,
without additional Government intervention, the offshore wind programme
risks being stalled, the environmental and economic potential of this
sector may not be fully realised and the opportunity for the UK to be
a world leader could be missed.
The National Trust for Scotland has objected to an application to erect 17 wind turbines on Knoweside Hill, 2.5 miles from Culzean Castle in Ayrshire. Culzean, along with its adjoining country park, is the trust’s most popular attraction, visited by more than 200,000 people a year. The trust believes the proposed £20m wind farm will spoil the view from the castle and put off visitors.
Europe’s largest onshore wind farm, on moorland south of Glasgow, has been given the go ahead by the Scottish Executive. Scottish Power said its £300m 322 MW Whitelee project should have 140 turbines in place by 2009
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