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Clad oct09 mgloyer (nx_power_lite)

  1. 1. A sustainable future for onshore windMandy Gloyer21st October 2009
  2. 2. • Targets and policy background• Expansion of onshore wind• More sensitive sites?• Ensuring a sustainable way forward
  3. 3. Growth of onshore wind Onshore wind capacity (MW) in Scotland
  4. 4. Projects in development Installed Capacity (Gigawatts) in Scotland Status All Renewables Onshore Wind Operating 3.1 1.4 Under construction 0.8 0.8 Consented 2.6 2.5 In Planning 4.4 4.3 Scoping 3.4 2.9 Source: Scottish Renewables, Sept 2009 Two thirds of renewables built/consented = onshore wind>90% renewables in planning/scoping = onshore wind …Onshore wind capacity set to treble in next 2-3 years
  5. 5. By 2020, at least• 42% cut in GHG emissions• 50% of electricity to be renewable• 6 GW of onshore wind required
  6. 6. A sustainable way forward Minimising negative impacts and maximising benefits Site selection Regulations Planning constraints and conditions Good practice guidance  SNH ‘Good Practice During Wind Farm Construction’  Online later in 2009  Covers drainage, roads, habitat mgt, access, traffic, site infrastructure Agreed principles Sustainable development and biodiversity policiesHabitat management (mitigation/ enhancement)Ongoing monitoring and support for research
  7. 7. Blanket Bog at Black Law455ha of existing bog enhanced450ha of conifers cleared for bog restoration –Implement bog management –Implement research into the restoration of blanket bog
  8. 8. • www.scottishpowerrenewables.com• Mandy Gloyer, Policy Manager (Ecology)• mandy.gloyer@scottishpower.com• www.scottishrenewables.com or 0141 353 4980

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