25 Jul '11, 8am

Also row between Scotland and Westminster over renewables is continuing - Scots furious over Crown Estate fund

Scotland's environment minister has warned that a multi-million pound fund to help UK coastal communities benefit from Crown Estate revenues generated from projects such as offshore wind farms will not deliver Scottish communities the funding injection they deserve. Chancellor George Osborne announced the coastal communities fund last week, following calls from the Scottish government for the full devolution of the Crown Estate - the body that manages the UK's sea bed and as such is responsible for leasing out areas for offshore wind farm and marine energy park development. FURTHER READING Rio Tinto wins approval to expand Ben Nevis hydro-power project DECC launches 'new era in home heating' with first phase of RHI The funds available will be directly linked to the revenues raised by the Crown Estate's marine activities from that area, with separate funding for England, Wa...

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