Friday 9 March 2012

Scotland set for £1bn wind farm plan

Scotland set for £1bn wind farm plan

Independent renewable energy company Burcote Wind has announced plans for a £1 billion investment package spread over ten wind farms in Scotland. The firm says the project could create 600 jobs.

The UK firm, which has its headquarters in Dunfermline, has plans to develop locations across Scotland, from Aberdeenshire to Dumfries and Galloway, totalling nearly 800MW of installed electricity generating capacity. If approved, the projects could produce enough electricity per year to meet the energy needs of 554,000 homes.

Graham Brown, Chairman of Burcote Wind said: "Politically, there is strong support across the spectrum, with the Scottish Parliament having set some of the world's most ambitious targets for renewables generation and emissions reduction.

"We have also been impressed by the commitment of the Scottish Government to making the transition to renewables a reality."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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