Responding to the ruling on the judicial review of the decision to grant consent for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, a Scottish Government spokesperson said:
“Scottish Ministers are pleased that the court has found in their favour.
“The proposed European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre is an important project for Aberdeen and North East Scotland. It will give the industry the ability to test and demonstrate new technologies to accelerate its growth. Aberdeen is already of global importance for hydrocarbons and this wind deployment centre cements its role in renewable offshore development, further positioning Aberdeen as the energy capital of Europe and a world energy centre.
“Scotland has enormous potential for renewable energy that is delivering jobs and investment across Scotland, and helping keep the lights on across the UK against a background of the ever tightening gap between electricity supply and demand south of the border.”
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