Scottish Renewables response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the draft Onshore Wind Policy Statement.
The response recommends the Policy Statement:
- Ensures all devolved policy levers are being fully utilised to support the industry in unlocking further cost reductions and removing barriers to deployment
- Encourages the consideration of the latest turbine technologies, with increased rotor diameters and hub heights, to maximise efficiency and unlock significant cost reductions
- Commits to preparing guidance on repowering which contains a presumption in favour of re-development/re-use
- Ensures a flexible and inclusive approach to shared ownership is followed, and consider the delivery of a ‘community benefits package’ for new developments
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