Orkney Islands Council’s ambitious plans for 3 community wind farms have been described by Leader of the council James Stockan as essential to decarbonise our local community.
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Trade unions in Scotland have described the prospect of no work coming from 2 huge wind farm projects as ‘an absolute scandal’.
“Since April our Strategic Projects team has been looking at at how best to take forward a major project of this kind.”
“The Hesta appeal decision has the potential for a major adverse effect on the landscape of South Ronaldsay”, Steve Sankey
Orkney produces more than 100% of its energy requirements through renewables – mostly wind
“I would propose that OIC sets up an Orkney energy company. “
“A large scale wind farm could make a major contribution towards helping the Council to preserve and enhance key services people value and depend upon”
The meeting will be on Monday 30th April at 7pm in North Walls School.
Members of the public can turn out to find out about the projects that are underway in Orkney.