Aberdeenshire Councilâ€™s sustainability strategy is founded on the principles of minimising demand through efficient design, distributed generation of heat and electricity, local matching of demand and supply and a mix of appropriate scales and technologies.
With around one quarter ofScotlandâ€™s arable land, a large wind resource and areas with higher than average levels of tree cover, Aberdeenshire has significant potential to produce heat, electricity and, indirectly, hydrogen from renewable resources.
The Council recognises the environmental and economic benefits of reduced dependence on hydrocarbon fuels. It is working with partners in industry, agriculture and community groups to encourage local ownership of renewable energy schemes to the benefit of the local economy. The level of locally owned wind turbines in Aberdeenshire is the highest in theUK.
The Council continues to support the development of the wood fuel industry utilising Aberdeenshireâ€™s natural resources to meet the growing demand for renewables. Installed capacity now exceeds 20 MW.
For further information contact:
Industry Sector Manager and Renewable Energy Champion
Aberdeen AB16 5GB
T: +44 (0)1224 664922
F: +44 (0)1224 664713
Renewable Energy Development Co-ordinator
T: +44 (0)1224 664734