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Blog: Election energy ‘debate’ is out of this world

The election ‘debate’ over energy feels like it’s being beamed here from another planet. In this alternate reality there are vast reserves of unlicensed oil and gas awaiting a leader brave enough to tap into this unproblematic wealth.  Carbon capture and storage is a sure thing, and, on this other world, nuclear power plants are […]

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British Cycling and the SDA put on a sellout race at Fort William

Over 300 riders from juniors to elites turned up at Nevis Range on the 25 and 26 May to test their skills on one of the longest downhill racetracks in Europe. Despite some challenging weather on the Sunday that meant the races had to be brought forward to avoid the forecasted thunder and lightning, everyone […]

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GreenPower’s Argyll Hydrogen Hub Gets Green Light

Scotland-based independent green energy company GreenPower has welcomed the approval of its planning application to establish a green hydrogen production and distribution centre on the west coast of Scotland at the Glenshellach Industrial Estate in Oban, Argyll and Bute.   GreenPower, developer and operator of the 46MW Carraig Gheal wind farm near Oban, aims to […]

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Drumduff Wind Farm Extension in West Lothian Approved

Leading independent Scottish renewable energy operator GreenPower, and renewable energy investment company, Thrive Renewables, have welcomed the decision by West Lothian Council to approve the application to extend the 3-turbine Drumduff Wind Farm, located near Blackridge. The extension will add three turbines with an expected generation capacity of 12-15MW, bringing the overall Drumduff Wind Farm […]

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RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards – Open for Entries

GreenPower are pleased to be continuing their long association with the RSPB’s nature conservation Awards programme.  The Nature of Scotland Award is dedicated to celebrating the people, projects and partnerships that work tirelessly to protect species and habitats in Scotland. GreenPower started sponsoring the ‘Best Community Initiative’ in 2014. The focus of this Award on […]

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GreenPower / SDA Academy 2024 is Underway

At the AGM in November, GreenPower celebrated with the SDA committee and riders our long-term support for the SDA and the Academy. Chair of the Scottish Downhill Association, Colin Houston explained how this year’s riders were selected from the first and second placed riders at the four rounds of the regional qualification races in the […]

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Oban Students Get Hands on With Green Power

Oban High School geography higher students have been getting hands on experience of what goes into designing a wind farm with local wind farm operator GreenPower.   Experts from the independent Scottish owned renewable energy company ran a workshop introducing the class to the key challenges and considerations involved in developing renewables projects. The students […]

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Best Community Initiative – and the Public Vote goes to – ‘The Bailies of Bennachie’

Last night GreenPower staff were joined by our guests at the RSPB Nature Of Scotland Awards Dinner at the EICC.  Over 400 people attended this prestigious event which celebrates the inspirational work communities and individuals are doing to protect Scotland’s natural heritage. The GreenPower sponsored ‘Best Community Initiative’ was decided on a Public Vote. The […]

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GreenPower Celebrates 10 Years of Carraig Gheal Wind Farm

Leading independent Scottish renewables developer GreenPower [1] has celebrated the 10th anniversary of its first major wind farm project, Carraig Gheal [2], in North Argyll. The 46MW project, which was completed in October 2013, and supplies the equivalent of 32,000 households in Scotland with clean energy every year.  Carraig Gheal Wind Farm has generated well […]

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Barachander Wind Farm Pre-Application Consultation

GreenPower held a number of community consultation events in September on our Barachander Wind Farm proposal in north Argyll. Drop in sessions and exhibitions were held in Portsonachan, Taynuilt, and Kilchrenan. An additional event was held in Oban High School focused on our Argyll Hydrogen Hub planning application which was also submitted this month to […]

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