Wind Farm on Slieve Rushen, Co, Fermanagh

Energy cases

Working with government, statutory agencies, developers and stakeholders to ensure renewable energy schemes don't impact on surrounding wildlife sites.

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.

Cases

Pink footed geese Anser brachyrhyncus, in flight past wind turbines, Near Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany,

Aberdeen offshore demonstration wind farm

An application for an 11-turbine offshore wind farm north of Aberdeen has been consented by the Scottish Government.

Open
 Humber estuary. Saltmarsh at Pyewipe, Grimsby.

Able Marine Energy Park

Campaigning to ensure that the Able UK Marine Energy Park is wildlife friendly and not detrimental to nature.

Closed The Humber Estuary
Pink footed geese Anser brachyrhyncus, in flight past wind turbines, Near Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany,

Atlantic Array Offshore Wind Farm

The implications of the wind farm on the areas birds and the nearby habitats needs to be fully assessed.

Closed
 Wind Farm on Slieve Rushen, Co, Fermanagh

Beinneun Wind Farm

A windfarm was proposed near Fort Augustus. We were initially concerned as the site is close to breeding common scoters.

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Pink footed geese Anser brachyrhyncus, in flight past wind turbines, Near Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany,

Black Law Wind Farm

We worked closely with Scottish Power Renewables, to deliver considerable habitat mitigation to benefit breeding waders.

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Clarkes Weaver male

Dakatcha Woodland

Fantastic news, permission for a biofuel project which could have destroyed Dakatcha Woodland has been refused.

Open
Golden eagle adult flying in the Cairngorms

Eisgein Wind Farm, Lewis

Wind farm at Eisgein would threaten an important population of golden eagles and slow the spread of white-tailed eagles.

Closed
Black-browed albatross Thalassarche melanophrys, Bird Island, South Georgia, South Atlantic

Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands are home to spectacular wildlife including important populations of seabirds and penguins.

Open
Pink footed geese Anser brachyrhyncus, in flight past wind turbines, Near Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany,

Forthbank wind turbines, Clackmannanshire

We are pleased to report that planning permission for two turbines has been refused.

Closed Forth of Firth
Puffin peeking out from burrow

Forth and Tay Wind Farms

Scottish Ministers have granted consent for four offshore wind farm developments in the Firths of Forth and Tay region.

Open Forth of Firth
Hen harrier Circus cyaneus, adult female perched on heather at Loch Gruinart RSPB reserve, Islay

Glen App and Loch Ree

Initial public consultation has been undertaken by Scottish Power Renewables, who hope to construct a large wind farm.

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Redshank at Brownsea Island Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve, Dorset

Hunterston Power Station

We are delighted Peel Energy announced a withdrawal of its application for the coal-fired power station at Hunterston.

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Pink footed geese Anser brachyrhyncus, in flight past wind turbines, Near Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany,

Hywind Scotland Pilot Park

Statoil has submitted plans to build the first floating wind farm off the Scottish east coast.

Open
Pink footed geese Anser brachyrhyncus, in flight past wind turbines, Near Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany,

Moray Firth wind farms

Scottish Government is considering two offshore wind farm applications which represent large-scale development.

Open
 Wind Farm on Slieve Rushen, Co, Fermanagh

Musdale Wind Farm, Argyll and Bute

We are concerned about a major wind farm proposal on a site which could have significant impacts on important species.

Closed
Pink footed geese Anser brachyrhyncus, in flight past wind turbines, Near Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany,

Navitus Bay Wind Park

We must work hard to ensure any renewable energy development is sited in the right place with minimal impact to nature.

Closed
Lighthouse on sea cliffs at Dunnet Head RSPB reserve, Caithness, near Thurso, Scotland

Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters – Wave & Tidal Renewable Energy

Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters offer significant renewable energy resources in the form of wave and tidal activity.

Open
Flooded fields, Beckingham Marshes RSPB reserve, Nottinghamshire

Saundby Wind Farm

A proposal for wind turbines near Beckingham Marshes to ensure wildlife and reserve management is unharmed.

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Minsmere RSPB Reserve, view across Minsmere from Dunwich,

Sizewell C new nuclear power station, Suffolk

The Sizewell C development has the potential to have a major impact on one of the UK's most wildlife-rich areas.

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Boulfruich Wind Farm, Houstry, Morven and / or Maiden Pap in the background, Caithness, Highland, Scotland

Spango Wind Farm

We are concerned that Community Windpower Limited is pursuing a wind farm project in an important wildlife site.

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Causeymire Wind Farm, Achkeepster, Caithness, Highland region, Scotland

Stacain Wind Farm

The application for a 14-turbine windfarm at Stacain was refused by Scottish Ministers in October 2009.

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David Douglas (Conservation Scientist) heads up a team looking into the effects of a wind farm on Golden plover Pluvialis apricaria, Sutherland, Scotland

Stornoway Wind Farm

Though we objected to proposals, removing turbines & providing impacts to be verified meant we could drop our objection.

Closed
Red-throated diver, adult swimming, Shetland Isles

Strathy North

Scottish and Southern’s 33-turbine wind farm at Strathy North was consented although RSPB Scotland maintained objection.

Closed Strathy
Greenshank, Tringa nebularia. Brownsea Island Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve. Dorset, England

Strathy South

The site of the proposed Strathy South 39-turbine wind farm is unsuitable due to the risk to the surrounding species.

Open Strathy
David Douglas (Conservation Scientist) heads up a team looking into the effects of a wind farm on Golden plover Pluvialis apricaria, Sutherland, Scotland

Strathy Wood

E.ON developers have applied for an 18-turbine windfarm, Strathy Wood, sited on blanket bog. RSPB Scotland has objected.

Open Strathy
Whooper swans Cygnus cygnus, in flight at dusk, Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Lancashire

The Severn Estuary

The Severn Estuary and its wildlife is under threat from a proposal to build a tidal barrage to generate electricity.

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Pink footed geese Anser brachyrhyncus, in flight past wind turbines, Near Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany,

Viking (Shetland) proposed wind farm

The Scottish Government has consented this wind farm and we acknowledge impacts on birds will be smaller than expected.

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Hen harrier Circus cyaneus, adult male perched in flight with twig, Loch Gruinart RSPB reserve

Waterhead Moor

The windfarm planned for Waterhead Moor would have been so damaging to wildlife that we felt we must oppose the plan.

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Peregrine perching on building

West Pennine Moors: A time to celebrate

After more than ten years, Natural England notified the West Pennine Moors as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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White-fronted goose Anser flavirostris (greenland race), adult male, Loch Gruinart RSPB reserve, Islay

Willow Wind Farm

RSPB Scotland has significant concerns about plans to site turbines between feeding and roosting grounds used by geese.

Open

Energy megasites

RSPB Forsinard Flows; view from visitor trail, including snow-capped Ben Griam, Highland, Scotland.  November 10, 2010.

Strathy Windfarms

These lie near Scotland’s north coast in Flow Country, a vast expanse of peatland habitat of international importance.

Energy
 Humber estuary. Saltmarsh at Pyewipe, Grimsby.

The Humber Estuary

We are working to ensure that future development on the Humber complies with international law.

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