“We recently saw the fantastic announcement that Ofgem has finally approved the proposed interconnector for the Islands. I know how hard the council has worked for this moment and it is a real testament to the leadership and staff. “
“The nature of the UK’s privatised electricity system places many hurdles along the path to a new cable. “
“We must not let our islands fall behind in their ambitions to help tackle climate change due to delayed planning decisions.”
A public consultation has opened so that views can be shared on the Community Wind Farm Project proposed for Hoy.
“It was welcome news to read the press release from Orbital Marine Power announcing the installation of its 2MW output O2 device at the Falls of Warness site.”
A planning application has been submitted by Orkney Islands Council this week for a six-turbine wind farm development at Quanterness outside Kirkwall.
“At the end of 2018, 15% of the UK’s installed renewable generation capacity was located in the north of Scotland.”