Working with government, statutory agencies, developers and stakeholders, we support both on- and offshore renewable energy schemes provided they have no impact on the surrounding environment and wildlife, or if the effects are minimised through appropriate siting, design, construction and operation.
Where these conditions can't be met, and there will be negative effects on protected habitats and species, we will object to a scheme.
Strathy is an vast expanse of blanket bog habitat in Scotland's far North, much of which has been spoilt by inappropriate past planting of exotic conifers although it still holds breeding bird populations of international importance. We are fighting a fresh threat of inappropriate windfarms.
We are delighted that plans for a new coal-fired power station at Hunterston in Ayrshire are to be scrapped.
The Severn Estuary and its wildlife is under threat from a proposal to build an enormous barrage to generate electricity from the Severn's huge tides.
A 10-20 turbine windfarm has been proposed for Slieve Beagh on land known to be important for hen harriers.
Scotland is of outstanding international importance for its breeding seabirds, yet offshore windfarms may threaten these populations and the marine areas they use if located in the wrong place.
We welcomed the decision of Scottish ministers to refuse a 14-turbine windfarm at Stacain, Argyll and Bute due to unacceptable effects on golden eagle but in April 2010 this decision was overturned and the public inquiry was re-opened.
The Mersey Estuary is massively important for wintering birds. We want to ensure that new tidal energy proposals for the site do not have negative impacts on the internationally important wildfowl and waders that depend on the Mersey for their survival.
The UK Government aim to have 20% of electricity coming from renewable energy sources by 2020. A large proportion of this is sought from offshore wind energy generation.
Fantastic news - the Kenyan environment regulator (NEMA) has refused permission for a biofuel project that could have completely destroyed Dakatcha Woodland, one of only two sites in the world with the globally endangered Clarke's weaver. However, we still have cause for concern...
Aberdeen's wish to show that it can do with wind power what it has already done with North Sea oil must not be at the expense of important bird populations off the city's shores.
Black Law is an example of a large-scale windfarm that has delivered considerable habitat mitigation and enhancement.
We oppose windfarm proposals at Eisgein, Lewis which threaten an important population of golden eagles and are likely to slow the spread of white-tailed eagles.
We objected to proposals, which we considered to have an unacceptable impact on an important population of golden eagles and other breeding birds. We are pleased to report that the applicant, has withdrawn its application and dropped its interest in the site, citing predicted bird collision risk.
Although disappointed that Scottish Government has now consented this wind farm on Mainland Shetland, we acknowledge that adverse impacts on bird populations will be greatly reduced compared to those of original proposals to which we objected.
Able UK's marine energy park will destroy 45ha of the Humber estuary that internationally important wildlife relies on. We need your support to fight for a better approach.
Although we objected to proposals, removing some turbines and providing data in a format which allows predicted impacts to be verified, has enabled us to drop our objection.
We are concerned about a proposal for a windfarm in North Ayrshire, close to an SPA designated for hen harriers, a species of the highest conservation priority in the UK.
The windfarm planned for Waterhead Moor, in Ayrshire would have been so damaging to wildlife that we felt we must oppose it. The proposal involved more than 20 turbines right on top of an internationally important wildlife site for hen harriers.
We realise wind farm development is important for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from energy production, however we are concerned about the impacts that an application for an extension to the Clyde Wind Farm will have on protected species.
The south west is blessed with a geography and climate that should be able to support a vibrant renewable energy industry. However, while there is a great prize to be won here, we need to work hard to ensure that any renewable energy development is sited in the right place with minimal impact to the environment.
We aim to ensure that a proposed offshore wind farm in the outer Bristol Channel only proceeds with the proper environmental safeguards in place.
Hintlesham Woods is one of the largest areas of ancient woodland in Suffolk. A refuge for local wildlife and a historic area of conservation for local communities. But, it is under serious threat.
Scottish Power Renewables hope to construct a large wind farm on a site surrounded by an area designated for its importance for breeding hen harriers.
Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) announced in February 2009 that they had secured development rights to investigate the potential for an offshore wind farm west of the Island of Tiree. It will be challenging to deliver a development on this site that does not cause significant environmental impacts.
Exclusivity rights to develop wind farms have been granted for a number of sites in or close to the outer reaches of the Firths of Forth and Tay by the Crown Estate. The abundance of wildlife and the designated sites in and around the area mean it is vital to carefully consider any impacts of offshore wind farms.
A major wind farm project proposed in a sensitive location has raised serious concerns about potential impacts on the Kintyre roost Special Protection Area and birds of national importance.
Greeland white-fronted geese, greylag geese and red kites could be threatened by a wind farm proposal next to Loch Ken and River Dee Special Protection Area.
We are extremely concerned about a major wind farm proposal on a site which could have significant impacts on nationally important bird species, including golden eagles.
We are pleased to report that planning permission for two turbines that could have potentially impacted on the Firth of Forth has been refused.
We were initially worried that a proposed wind farm in Highland might affect breeding common scoters. Conditions attached to the granting of planning consent have dispelled our concerns.
The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters encompasses an area off the north coast of Scotland that is of exceptional environmental quality. With the north Atlantic Ocean to the west and the North Sea to the east, these waters also offer significant renewable energy resources in the form of wave and tidal stream activity.
We are extremely concerned that Community Windpower Limited is pursing a wind farm project within an internationally important wildlife site in Dumfries and Galloway.
We are responding to a proposal for up to six large wind turbines close to our Beckingham Marshes nature reserve in Nottinghamshire to make sure that local wildlife and our own reserve management objectives are not harmed.
Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) has applied to the Scottish Government for consent for a 47-turbine windfarm at Strathy South, a site immediately adjacent to the RSPB Forsinard reserve in the heart of the Flow Country. It is completely surrounded by land classified for its conservation interest and the site should be restored to blanket bog to re-create an extensive open habitat unspoilt by either trees or turbines. RSPB Scotland has objected to this application and considers the site to be unsuitable in principle for any windfarm.
Another developer, E.ON, plans a third windfarm, Strathy Wood, between Strathy North and Strathy South and immediately to the east. An application is expected to be made soon.
SSE gained consent from the Scottish Government for a 33-turbine windfarm here and construction has started. RSPB Scotland has maintained its objection to this development. We have stressed that it is critical that the impacts of Strathy North are properly monitored and robust measures to minimise adverse impacts on the environment are implemented.