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Vattenfall launches €3m offshore wind research programme in Aberdeen

Swedish renewables company invests more in wind farm research in hopes of future dividends for Scottish operations 

Swedish energy firm VATTENFALL has launched a scientific research programme worth €3m to investigate the environmental impacts of offshore wind in Aberdeen.

The programme will be the largest of its kind in Europe and will be hosted at the wind farm developer’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) where it will hold 11 turbines for testing.

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Consultation response on the principles of shared ownership of renewable energy developments

This consultation response is based on a report in 2013, Repossessing the Future: A Common Weal Strategy for Community and Democratic Ownership of Scotland's Energy Resources , by Andrew Cumbers, Geoff Whittam, George Callaghan, Gordon Morgan and Mike Danson

SCOTLAND must move away from the failed market solution of private, often state owned foreign companies and land owners profiting from monopoly power generation.

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