Disappointment at size of Shetland’s consented ‘Viking’ wind farm

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The Scottish Government has approved the construction of 103 turbines by the Viking Energy developmenton Shetland – this has been greeted with disappointment by RSPB Scotland.

Whilst the developer has made welcome and considerable effort to reduce the potential impact of the initial proposal – reducing the number of turbines from an initial proposal of 200 to 103 – we believe the scale of the development should have been reduced still further to reduce the risk of harm to rare species including whimbrel and red-throated divers, for which Shetland is a UK stronghold.

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) – Photo by Andreas Trepte – This development will put birds such as the whimbrel at risk

Read full article, which was written and published by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

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Pierre Gagnaux

Always the same problem, before they make the project, and after they consult the associations or legal administrations concerned, money is too easy to find for projects like that make without reflection… We have exactly the same things here, army is very often concerned too by this sort of legal problems.