Island turbine projects set for subsidies boost
THE islands could be in line for scores of new windfarm schemes after the UK Government confirmed plans to offer special incentives.
Energy Secretary Ed Davey announced yesterday that green energy projects on Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles would be entitled to a higher subsidy than those on the mainland.
But last night he was under fire from campaigners who claimed big firms were “raping” the islands and turbines were killing rare birds. They also said the benefits of windfarms were exaggerated.
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