A recent report exploring the potential for public ownership of clean energy in North East Scotland highlighted Orkney Community Wind Farms as an exemplar case study of how councils can meet financial challenges while tackling the climate emergency. The research, carried out by Transition Economics and Platform, was developed to showcase the opportunities that publicContinue reading “Turbine Talk – ‘Local authorities have a transformative opportunity to lead on decarbonisation’”
Another important step for the wind farm project has been achieved with the completion of the Groundwork Investigations (GI) successfully carried out in Quanterness and Hoy. The GI works took around four weeks to complete, starting from early October, and managed to finish on time despite the month’s inclement weather. Central Alliance, part of theContinue reading “Turbine Talk – Successful completion of Groundwork Investigations in Quanterness and Hoy”
Orkney Islands Council has won a COSLA Excellence Award for its commitment towards decarbonisation through Orkney Community Wind Farms. COSLA’s Excellence Awards, a celebration of Scottish Local Government success, took place on 28 September. The annual event recognises the great work, talent and innovation across Scottish Local Government. The Council’s Strategic Projects team won underContinue reading “Orkney Community Wind Farms wins COSLA Excellence Award”
The team developing Orkney Community Wind Farms will head out to communities across the county next month and provide updates on the progress of the project.