Remote Highland community gets £2m 'people's windfall' from turbine project
A remote Highland community reaps the windfall of community turbine project
A HIGHLAND COMMUNITY, in Wester Ross, has started to see the first returns of an investment in their community windfarm turbine project to the tune of almost £2m.
The Coigach Community Development Company (CCDC) expects over £2m of community funds over the 20-year life of the wind turbine, which is the first large scale community-owned turbine in the mainland Highlands.
200 Scots energy jobs expected from rebirth of historic shipyard and floating windfarm
Kishorn Dry Dock will come out of a 23-year hibernation after an agreement was signed to use the site during the construction of the world’s largest floating windfarm
TWO HUNDRED new energy jobs will come from the construction of a new eight-machine floating windfarm being proposed just off the Aberdeenshire coast by Kishorn Port Ltd and Kincardine Offshore.
The project will also see the reopening and renovation of the Kishorn Dry Dock which has lain dormant for 23 years.
Borders community harnesses wind profits to secure 500 new homes
Local community gets guarantee of new homes from community windfarm projects
FIVE HUNDRED HOMES are to be built in the Scottish Borders from the proceeds of a windfarm community project called the “Fishermen Three”.
Completed between the end of March and start of April, the three machines are Danish designed Nordex 2.5 megawatt (MW) turbines which are projected to produce profits of £20m for the community through the sale of renewable energy.
Campaigners look forward to "festival of divestment" as council elections approach
Campaigners urge people to rise up with event against councils as unethical investments are exposed
A ONE NIGHT “FESTIVAL OF DIVESTMENT” tackling the investments of local councils in polluters has been hailed by environmental campaigners as a way for people to find out what their local authorities are up to and learn about more ethical ways of investing public funds.
Taking place April 27 at 7pm, the event organised by Common Weal and Friends of the Earth Scotland will feature films, poetry, music, art and social media training.