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Trump vows to take fight to Europe over offshore windfarm

17/12/2015

Donald Trump last night instructed his lawyers to take his fight against an offshore windfarm to the European Court of Justice. The Supreme Court in London – the highest court in the land – yesterday announced it had rejected the US businessman’s appeal against the Scottish Government’s approval of the 11-turbine project at Aberdeen Bay. Vattenfall and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), partners of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (AOWFL), welcomed the decision and reaffirmed their commitment to the project – with campaigners also hailing the victory for renewable energy.

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Vattenfall vows to press ahead with wind project after Trump rejection

17/12/2015

Vattenfall last night vowed to press ahead with their £230million offshore wind project, and welcomed the Supreme Court's ruling. Andy Payne, project director for Vatenfall's Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm (AOWF), said the Swedish energy giant was looking at ways it will fund the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) - and that a decision will be made by mid-next year.

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Campaigners hail benefit of windfarm as Trump takes battle to Supreme Court

09/10/2015

Donald Trump took his latest objection to plans for an offshore windfarm near his north-east golf resort to the Supreme Court yesterday. The US tycoon is appealing against the Scottish Government’s decision to approve the 11-turbine scheme at Aberdeen Bay amid fears it will spoil the views from his golf resort at Menie, near Balmedie. But last night the presidential candidate was accused of trying to “kill off” economically beneficial projects, and was urged instead to “do good” with his wealth. WWF Scotland director Lang Banks said Mr Trump was “wrong to be trying to frustrate Scotland’s ambition to create clean power and green jobs”.