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Viking Energy says report is key to making wind farm viable

Published on May 16th 2013

Response to the publication of the Scottish Islands Renewable Project report by the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change and the Scottish government

Viking Energy Shetland's head of development Aaron Priest said: "It is very clear from the report that both the Scottish and UK governments are intent on ensuring any barriers to large-scale renewables projects in the Scottish islands are lowered significantly.

"A range of policies, costs and incentive issues that affect all projects and not just the Viking project have been changing, particularly in the last year. That creates a degree of uncertainty. This welcome report is about the government providing investment clarity for the benefit of island renewables, which underpins our viability.

"Viking stands to benefit from that - and so do the people of Shetland. The report highlights the economic benefits of renewable energy and the many jobs it will bring here.

"We look forward to seeing the detail of what policy interventions government is proposing in due course."

The full report can be viewed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/scottish-islands-renewable-project-final-report

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