The UK's Leading Windfarm Developer: Seventy Five Years Ago, Scotland Led the Evolution of Renewable Energy in Britain, Making Use of Its Unique Geography and Engineering Talent to Undertake the Large-Scale Development of Hydro-Electric Power. Now Scotland Is at the Forefront of a New Drive to Generate 10 per Cent of the Nation's Electricity from Renewable Sources by 2010. (Geographical Promotion)

Geographical, August 2003 | Go to article overview

The UK's Leading Windfarm Developer: Seventy Five Years Ago, Scotland Led the Evolution of Renewable Energy in Britain, Making Use of Its Unique Geography and Engineering Talent to Undertake the Large-Scale Development of Hydro-Electric Power. Now Scotland Is at the Forefront of a New Drive to Generate 10 per Cent of the Nation's Electricity from Renewable Sources by 2010. (Geographical Promotion)


Scotland has the best wind resource in Europe and ScottishPower has taken a determined lead in the renewables renaissance.

The company is expanding its portfolio of 11 windfarms in the UK and Eire--with a total output of about 150 megawatts--by adding another 800MW of capacity by 2010. It has developments totalling around 500MW in the planning process--more than any other UK developer. These include three of Europe's largest sites--a 150-turbine site of up to 400MW at Harestanes in Dumfries and Galloway, a 322MW development at Whitelee Forest near Glasgow and a 134MW windfarm in Lanarkshire on the site of a former opencast coalmine--along with several smaller sites in the 20-30MW range. Between them, the three large farms could generate enough energy for around 500,000 homes, helping offset more than a million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Wind energy will play a key role in meeting both the UK government's target for renewable energy and the Scottish Executive's even more ambitious vision of meeting 40 per cent of Scotland's energy needs from renewable sources by 2020. However, a key success factor will be the ease and cost-effectiveness with which windfarms can be connected to the grid.

Until now, windfarms have been located in remote, rural areas, but ScottishPower believes there is merit in building developments closer to population centres, particularly in already 'developed' sites such as regenerating brownfield sites or utilising industrial land more productively.

The renewable-energy industry in the UK is predicted to create a market worth 1.5billion [pounds sterling] by 2010, providing excellent opportunities for the manufacturing industry.

ScottishPower aims to create economic, environmental and social benefits with each new development--a strategy recognised in 2002 when it was named Business in the Community's Company of the Year. Construction of its Beinn an Tuirc windfarm in Kintyre injected 3million [pounds sterling] into the local economy, and subsequently it established a Community Fund that supports environmental, educational and charitable projects in villages close to the site.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

The UK's Leading Windfarm Developer: Seventy Five Years Ago, Scotland Led the Evolution of Renewable Energy in Britain, Making Use of Its Unique Geography and Engineering Talent to Undertake the Large-Scale Development of Hydro-Electric Power. Now Scotland Is at the Forefront of a New Drive to Generate 10 per Cent of the Nation's Electricity from Renewable Sources by 2010. (Geographical Promotion)
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.