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Expansion of substation receives council approval

Highland council has approved an expansion to the electricity substation at Auchteraw, Fort Augustus, but said local councillors have the opportunity to consult communities on traffic, noise and landscape impacts.

Renewables/Energy Transition

Warning over Highland small-scale renewable projects

Proposals which could see a significant reduction in available subsidies for small scale renewable projects could render a number of community-owned schemes in the Scottish Highlands as “unviable”, it has been claimed. The warning has been made by independent environmental consultants Atmos Consulting as a UK Government consultation on proposed changes to the system of feed-in tariffs closes today. The UK Government is currently proposing to reduce the level of subsidy available for small scale renewable energy projects from next year.