Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) — Scotland approved a wind farm that
may produce enough power for as many as 28,000 homes.
The government approved Banks Renewables Ltd.’s plan to
build a 15-turbine farm in South Lanarkshire with 60-megawatt
capacity, it said today in a statement on its website. The
project has the potential to generate funding for the local
community of 7.2 million pounds ($12 million) over its lifetime.
“Wind farms, like Middle Muir, play an important part in
helping Scotland reach its target of the equivalent of 100
percent of electricity demand generated from renewables,” said
Fergus Ewing, energy, enterprise and tourism minister.
“Only yesterday we heard from the Department of Energy and
Climate Change that Scotland’s renewable electricity generation
in the first half of 2014 was 30 percent higher compared to the
same period in 2013,” he said. “This overall increase is
primarily due to a 50 percent increase in hydro generation and a
20 percent increase in wind output.”
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