Communities are often being left with just the “crumbs off the table” if they do not strike a hard bargain to host windfarms, MSPs warned yesterday.
Communities across the north and north-east could be missing out on millions of pounds because windfarm developers are trying to “wriggle out” of their commitments, it was claimed yesterday.
Scottish windfarms generated record output during the first half of the year, thanks to a blustery June, new figures from WWF Scotland show today.
Council chiefs have accused Scottish Government ministers of ignoring their pleas for help to secure Highland a fairer share of massive profits from green energy schemes.
Windfarm watchers in the north have accused environmentalists of spinning the facts about the "extraordinary" success of recent green energy production.
Campaigners fear the Highland landscape could be blighted with dozens of new windfarms after a radical review of council planning policy.
It is now "almost impossible" to find a mountain from which a wind farm cannot be seen, according to a senior mountaineering figure.
Renewables like wind, hydro and biomass are the country's largest source of power.
The 10-year goldrush of wind developments has begun to fundamentally change the landscape of the north of Scotland.
Windfarm plans blown off course after world heritage vision for Flow Country not included in planning report
Two wind projects planned for the Highlands were blown off course yesterday by councillors.
People are being urged to contribute to council surveys on windfarm development in Caithness and the Black Isle.
A Highland anti-windfarm campaigner who has had enough of "industry spin" hopes her new book about turbines will be allowed into schools to bring some balance to the debate.
A north politician has urged critics to "kick the grid, not the windfarmers" over vast penalties regularly incurred by electricity customers.
A furious row erupted last night after Highland councillors approved a new document that campaigners say opens the door to more wind turbines around Loch Ness.
Windfarm operators have been paid a record-breaking £3.1million - for turning off their turbines for a single day.
A row has erupted after a new report claimed to prove that tourism has flourished in areas with windfarms.
Another major windfarm is being planned along the North Coast 500 tourist route.
Windfarm operators across the north have raked-in a staggering £52million over the past five years - for switching their turbines off.
Academics have clashed with politicians and developers over the amount of power generated by windfarms, as green energy targets are missed on both sides of the border.
About 500 people responded to the Stag survey, which asked questions about the impact of windfarms on accommodation, the attractiveness of the Highlands and the effect of buffer zones.
Campaigners have carried out a new survey which they claim shows visitors are turning away from the Highlands because of the growing number of in the region.
The Scottish Government last night promised to contact activists who want a "summit for communities" to openly debate windfarms with Energy Minister Fergus Ewing.
A leading Highland anti windfarm campaigner has branded a Scottish Government emergency summit about onshore windfarms “a wake”, to mourn the end of massive public subsidies.
The SNP Government is obsessed with lining the pockets of foreign windfarm developers, according to campaigners who have condemned a summit planned for today, hosted by Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing.
Police were called to a north windfarm exhibition yesterday after a member of the public claimed he was assaulted by security staff brought in to prevent trouble.
The UK Government is to end new subsidies for onshore windfarms by closing the existing payments schemes a year early.
The Scottish Government will be consulted before any changes are made to plans to end the onshore windfarm subsidy regime.
An influential group of MSPs is to probe claims that one of the north's most magnificent landscapes is being turned into a huge "industrial complex".
Highland Council is facing a financial black hole over windfarm applications after it emerged that the fees collected from developers have virtually been wiped out fighting costly planning battles over the most controversial bids.
Plans for a north-east windfarm were rejected by councillors yesterday, on the grounds they would contribute to a "landscape of turbines".