Good news for Aberdeen Bay which had been threatened with an offshore white elephant farm.
"Speculation the project could end up “dead in the water” intensified when Swedish company Vattenfall – Europe’s sixth-largest generator of electricity – announced plans to put its 75 per cent stake in the venture up for sale"
Good luck with getting investment for a white elephant farm. I suspect 'investment' will mean 'more taxpayers money please'
Work only began on the white elephant farm the day beforeon Thursday.
"Lang Banks, director of environmental group WWF Scotland, said: "Donald Trump will probably spill his coffee when he hears that investigation work has begun on this offshore wind test facility. Despite his bluster, it's clear that Scotland has no intention of being held back in its renewables ambitions by the threat of his legal challenge.
I wonder if Mr Banks spilled his skinny latte at the news the following day that the white elephant farm was looking doubtful.
The Aberdeen Bay project has already seen (pdf file) 1800 jobs lost as the nearby golf complex has decided not to expand due to the offshore eyesore.
The oil and gas industry are warning of a manpower crisis in Scotland if more investment isn't put into training. Over 90,000 engineers will be required to meet current and future demand while £230m is wasted on this 'experimental project'.
Offshore windfarms are an expensive disaster and have been scaled back elsewhere in the world as the problems multiplied.
Germany has recently announced the commissioning of 23 coal fired power stations as it's dabbling in onshore and offshore windfarms has proved costly and threatened their crucial energy sector.
It looks like Scotland will continue building these follies while global warming caused by man made CO2 isn't actually happening. The UK met office recently revealed that there's been no increase in global temperatures for nearly 20 years while CO2 emissions worldwide have multiplied.
Yet the 'low carbon' madness goes on.