Scotland Backs Wind-Farm Extension to Supply 48,000 Homes

The Scottish government approved an extension to a wind farm west of Aberdeen that will enable the site to supply more than 48,000 local homes.

Fred Olsen Renewables Ltd. won permission to install a further nine turbines at the Mid Hill wind farm near Banchory, taking its total capacity to 102 megawatts, the government said today in an e-mailed statement.

Scotland has committed to get all its electricity from clean sources by 2020, with half to come from renewables by 2015. It contributed about 35 percent of total U.K. renewable generation last year.

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