Forestry Commission reveals plan to plant Scottish wind turbines

James S Murray

Ambitious proposals could see 500MW of new wind energy capacity installed on suitable government-owned land

The Forestry Commission in Scotland has this week outlined pioneering new plans that could result in up to 500MW of community-backed wind farms being built on land owned by the Commission. The organisation...

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