David McKay

Renewables/Energy Transition

EOWDC will face fresh opposition

Donald Trump will launch a fresh legal challenge against an offshore wind project after the Scottish Government backed a crucial element of the scheme yesterday. An appeal from developers behind the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) was upheld, overturning a local decision from Aberdeenshire Council to refuse planning permission.

Renewables/Energy Transition

Judges pave way for massive windfarm to be built in the northern isles

Three of Scotland's most senior judges have paved the way for a massive windfarm to be built in the northern isles. Their ruling on the 103-turbine Viking scheme followed a legal challenge from campaign group Sustainable Shetland - which objected to a Scottish Government decision to grant planning consent two years ago. Yesterday, Lord Brodie delivered the judgment of the Inner House of the Court of Session, which upheld SNP ministers' position.