Opposing Industrial wind turbine development in Shetland since 2008
IF,In addition to the consented Viking Energy windfarm, The Scottish government approves 3 further applications (The North Yell windfarm, the Beaw Field, Yell and Mossy Hill, Lerwick) an unbroken line of turbines will stretch for 70 km through Shetland's blanket peat bog. These developments will be in construction for up to 4 years. Such works may potentially trigger large peat slides, certainly pollute unique and pristine lochs, affect rare bird habitat and human population while releasing huge volumes of sequestered carbon ( in direct contradiction of recent SNP policiy on building on active peat). Moves are now afoot by the local consortium, Energy Isles, to double the capacity of the proposed interconnector.