Over 1,000 megawatts of wind energy unlocked

Published: 30/05/2014

The trade association representing the wind industry, RenewableUK, has welcomed new research published by the Eskdalemuir Working Group (EWG) which unlocks the potential to install more than a gigawatt of onshore wind energy in Scotland in the years ahead – enough to power more than half a million British homes.

The Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “The Scottish Government-led Eskdalemuir Working Group is a fantastic example of industry, Government and the MoD working in partnership to resolve a major issue for the deployment of renewables. With potentially 1 gigawatt of renewable energy now freed to progress through planning, I’m delighted that Scotland can now benefit from further significant economic rewards from harnessing our natural resources, including the hundreds of jobs created and the knock-on benefits to local companies and communities. I’m also delighted to see a Scottish SME, Xi Engineering Consultants Ltd, having been successfully appointed, then go on to undertake such ground-breaking scientific work in cooperation with the MoD’s own experts.”

Read the full story at RenewableUK and at Sustainable Engineer UK