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20,000 Volts Under the Sea

I like Mark Hodgson's writing very much. In this piece he looks at the subsea cable that is necessary for the Viking Energy Wind Farm to function. In fact the future of the whole wind farm development was not 100% certain until the subsea cable was approved. Now that it has been approved, the floodgates (no pun intended) have opened to more wind farm developments here in Shetland, both onshore and offshore, as well as a plethora of energy hubs, all tagged as 'renewable' and, by implication, 'green'. Shetland will become a giant renewable energy factory, which ultimately may drive the population not directly employed by the industry to leave Shetland. (I've already seen a question on the Sooth Moothers Facebook page about the location of the industrial scale wind farms - specifically, where won't there be wind farms, i.e., this person did not want to move near a wind farm development).

Image of seabed


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