The closest is the most preferred source of energy in my land.
Local communities are being encouraged to get involved in Scotland’s plans for offshore renewable energy, as a series of public meetings kick off over the coming week. With the hundred of Turbines now planned for both the Beatrice field in the Moray Firth and now the new application for another three hundred plus this is of great interest to those in the Highlands.
The meetings will provide information about the planning process on how Scotland can utilise offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, and seek the views of members of the public to help inform this work.
Marine Scotland will be hosting the public meetings during September 2012. Meetings will take place in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Kirkwall, Newton Stewart and Stornoway.
Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said:
“Scotland has huge potential for generating clean, green offshore energy. With around a quarter of Europe’s wind and tidal resources and ten per…
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