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    Climate Change Is Threatening Many Species, But One Is Getting a Boost

    Climate Change Is Threatening Many Species, But One Is Getting a Boost

    By Lucy Goodchild van Hilten A towering elm tree stands 30 meters (approximately 98 feet) tall, somewhere near the border between England and Scotland, defying the fate that so many of its cousins met when Dutch elm disease ravaged the species in the 1970s. One of relatively few elm trees left, it is a haven […]

    World’s First Offshore Wind Battery Installed at Floating Farm

    World’s First Offshore Wind Battery Installed at Floating Farm

    A revolutionary battery has been successfully installed at the Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating offshore wind farm located about 15 miles off the Aberdeenshire coast. With the 1.2-megawatt storage system known as “Batwind” in operation, it will be possible for the first time to store energy produced from an offshore wind farm, developers Masdar […]

    11 Turbines Successfully Installed at Wind Farm Trump Tried to Block

    11 Turbines Successfully Installed at Wind Farm Trump Tried to Block

    The world’s most powerful wind turbines have been successfully installed at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off Aberdeen Bay in Scotland’s North Sea. The final turbine was installed on Saturday just nine weeks after the first foundation for the 11-turbine offshore wind farm was deployed, according to the developers Vattenfall. Incidentally, the project […]

    Single-Use Coffee Cups Banned in Scottish Government Buildings

    Single-Use Coffee Cups Banned in Scottish Government Buildings

    Scotland’s Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham confirmed that single-use coffee cups will be banned from canteens in government buildings starting June 4. Although the disposable cups are mostly made of paper, the vast majority have an inner plastic lining that most recycling facilities are unable to separate and process. “The Scottish government is determined to lead […]

    World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Installed in Full View of Trump’s Scottish Golf Course

    World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Installed in Full View of Trump’s Scottish Golf Course

    The world’s most powerful wind turbine was successfully installed Monday off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland. This is just the first of 11 turbines that will stand at Vattenfall’s future European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility. Incidentally, the project was at the center of a contentious legal […]

    Scotland’s Record-Breaking Wind Output Enough to Power 5 Million Homes

    Scotland’s Record-Breaking Wind Output Enough to Power 5 Million Homes

    Scotland, which is fast on track to get 100 percent of its electricity via renewable energy by 2020, has broken another wind power record. The country’s onshore wind turbines provided more than 5.3 million megawatt hours of electricity to the National Grid during the first three months of 2018, an impressive 44 percent increase compared […]

    World’s First Floating Wind Farm Exceeds Expectations

    World’s First Floating Wind Farm Exceeds Expectations

    The world’s first floating wind farm only switched on three months ago but it’s already performing better than expected—and that’s despite a hurricane, a powerful winter storm and waves as high as 8.2 meters (27 feet). The 30-megawatt Hywind Scotland, located about 15 miles off the Aberdeenshire coast, churned out 65 percent of its maximum […]