Commenting on the opening today of Europe’s biggest onshore wind farm – Whitelee Wind Farm in East Renfrewshire, Scotland – Friends of the Earth Scotland’s Chief Executive, Duncan McLaren said:
 
“We are delighted that Scotland is now home to Europe’s biggest onshore wind farm – Whitelee will power tens of thousands of homes.
 
“More projects like this are needed – on and offshore – to slash Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions and create thousands of green jobs.
 
“Scotland’s renewable energy potential is enormous. Making us a world leader in developing a green future must be a top priority.”

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For more information please contact Davina Shiell, Press Office, Friends of the Earth Scotland, 0131 243 2719, dshiell@foe-scotland.org.uk

Notes to Editors:

Friends of the Earth Scotland exists to help people in Scotland look after the planet for everyone’s future. We think globally and act locally in Scotland, delivering solutions to climate change by enabling and empowering people to take both individual and collective action. We offer help to people with the big things in life – helping to sustain a healthy society and environment. We believe that all of our children’s futures will be better because of what we do.
 
Friends of the Earth Scotland is an independent Scottish charity SC003442.