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offshore wind farm

Renewables/Energy Transition

Councillors asked to relax wind farm restrictions

Councillors are being asked to relax a planning restriction surrounding a massive 186-turbine offshore windfarm. Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) won planning permission from the Scottish Government to construct 186 turbines 14 miles from the Caithness coast last year. Members of Aberdeenshire Council then approved two electricity substations near New Deer to support the scheme. Approval was granted on the condition that MORL provided council officers with information on how 20 miles of underground cabling would impact on roads and the environment.

Oil & Gas

First US offshore wind project gets the go-ahead after years of legal wrangling

TODAY, there are just three wind turbines in the sea off the American coastline, but that is about to change with the US federal government's approval of an array of 130 machines to be located off the eastern seaboard at Cape Cod. After years of battling, Cape Wind at last has the green light for construction to start shortly on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound, off the coast of Massachusetts.