06 Apr '12, 11am

Huge Scotland Wind Farm Given Green Light (on Shetland Islands)

Huge Scotland Wind Farm Given Green Light (on Shetland Islands)

The Scottish government has finally approved a major wind farm project on Shetland Islands, adding 370 MW to Scotland’s renewable capacity, enough energy to power 175,000 homes — or as much as sixteen times the population of the small island group where it is to be built. Over 10% of Shetland’s Population Objected to the Development of the Wind Farm The project, which has been named Viking Energy wind farm, has met a lot of resistance from bitter local residents, who have been complaining about the aesthetic impact a project of this dimension has on the local scenery. These residents think that the wind farm should only hold enough capacity for the islanders themselves. Protection of birds is another key argument in the fight against approval. Although wind turbines are not as hazardous towards birds as many people think, parts of Shetland are nesting grounds for rare bird...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/04/06/huge-scotland-wind-farm-...

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