26 Feb '15, 9am

Boost for Scotland’s renewables industry from first UK green power auction. See our reaction here:

Scotland’s renewables industry received a welcome boost this morning (Feb 26) with one of the country’s offshore wind projects allocated funding for the next 15 years, and support announced for a number of onshore wind farms. Neart na Gaoithe, a wind farm in the Firth of Forth, has been awarded a contract to sell the power it will generate in the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s first ever green power auction. Two-thirds of the UK onshore wind projects successful in this auction round will be constructed in Scotland, with the technology now around 10% cheaper than new nuclear power. Offshore wind The Neart na Gaoithe wind farm is expected to create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs during its construction as well as throughout its operational life. Mr Stuart continued: “We are pleased to see one Scottish project offered a contract in this process. “With Neart n...

Full article: http://www.scottishrenewables.com/news/boost-scotlands-re...

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