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Scotland Vies With England for $52 Billion Offshore-Wind Future

Bloomberg -- Scotland and England, haggling over the possible breakup of the U.K., are competing to create a hub for the country’s $52 billion offshore wind industry.

Leith, the port area of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, and the northeast English coastal town of Hartlepool are vying for a 150 million-pound ($237 million) investment from Spanish wind-turbine maker Gamesa Corp Tecnologica SA. The local governments plan to lay the foundations for a concentration of skills and investment servicing North Sea wind parks just as Aberdeen transformed its economy with the oil industry.

“The U.K. should be the dominant world market for offshore wind by 2020,” said Ronan O’Regan, director of energy and utilities at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in London. Ports that secure the industry’s investment will...


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Submitted Feb 22, 2012 By: Mudsprings
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TustinDad
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 10:24:12 PM

ExplorerWA wrote: "This is another boondoggle but so glad it's not one more of ours."

No it's not. They have come a very long way in Scotland when it comes to use wind power in the remote villages and they are very proud of their accomplishments in that area. Only a pro-oil fanatic would call this a boondoggle.
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 8:22:01 PM

This is another boondoggle but so glad it's not one more of ours. Although, maybe we can help them waste their money as we have plenty of experience wasting $billions on going green here in the US.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 10:10:44 AM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 9:31:41 AM

I think I'll root for Scotland.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 9:02:26 AM

Many wind-turbines in Scotland already, the Stirling Carse has a large farm.

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained
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"A wee Glesga wumman goes intae a butcher shop, where the butcher has just came oot the freezer, and is standing haunds ahint his back, with his erse aimed at an electric fire. The wee wumman checks oot the display case then asks, 'Is that yer Ayshire bacon?' 'Naw' replies the butcher. 'It's jist ma haun's ah'm heatin'.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 8:21:50 AM

O Boy
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 7:48:51 AM

Good for either of them.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 5:14:23 AM

hay we need one of those
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:25:17 AM

Hmm
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:16:41 AM

that is a LOT of power in a short time frame - good luck.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:15:03 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:11:23 AM

OK.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:09:35 AM

And this has to do with the U.S. and Canada how ???

Oh, that's right, it doesn't!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:08:09 AM

can only hope...
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:06:57 AM

wow
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:06:25 AM

Interesting....
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:04:33 AM

scotland has been tryihng to split off for hundreds of years...
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:02:09 AM

BIG OIL & GAS love us

This will be an interesting situation to follow.

Thanks for sharing Mudsprings.

BIG OIL & GAS love us
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:00:00 AM

This is good.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:59:57 AM

Wonder how many wind turbines melted down in Japan after the tsunami.

[Edited by: ScorpDrvr at 2/22/2012 2:00:35 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:58:12 AM

There is a lot of energy to be had so let the haggling continue.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:56:15 AM

What? Who Cares!!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:55:12 AM

Okay
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:54:30 AM


Seems to be a subplot in a bigger story...
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:51:18 AM

There's some heavy wind actioni in the North Sea
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:50:03 AM

Good article
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:49:39 AM

This is good competition the way it should be!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:49:25 AM

ifallsguy wrote: "otherwise known as Great Britian, United Kingdom or British Isles."

Not really. You have "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" (UK). Great Britain is the island and it has the countries (originally Kingdoms) England, Scotland and Wales within its shores. Having a daughter who did an internship at the Scottish Parliament, I have had to learn this, or else...
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:47:41 AM

ONLY TIME WILL TELL.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:44:04 AM

okay
..interesting
..thanks for posting
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:43:01 AM

Great news
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:31:38 AM

Go for it.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:30:34 AM

nice
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:30:26 AM

Gosh, there is enough wind for everyone... Has anyone considered building a wind farm in Washington D. C. There is enough hot wind there to power the entire country and have some left over for export.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:29:56 AM

They should build it near DC there is always a lot of hot air coming out of there!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:29:07 AM

Why arent people learning form the disastrous mistakes of others.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:28:54 AM

Scottish Freedom
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:26:45 AM

It is going to be an interesting project to watch as it progresses.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:26:45 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:26:29 AM

Hummmm
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:25:24 AM

Mudsprings does it again. I wonder how many bloggers had to go look up and see just what the difference is between Scotland and England. Well, I haven't yet, but just may have to refresh my self on terms such as Great Britian, UK, and Scotland and er ah England. One thing for sure (I think) they won't make near as much money off wind energy as they think. Those windmills are a batch of "Rube-Goldberg" machines and if you don't know what that means, look it up. Thanks Mudsprings for another good one.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:23:57 AM

It appears that it is more about money than anything else.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:21:53 AM

hummmm
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:19:57 AM

This will probably turn out to be the perfect "win-win" situation for both countries. Only if they can somehow find a way to work together on this.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:19:04 AM

Awesome that the wind industry has this business. Where's the USA though! :-(
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:17:58 AM

good
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:12:48 AM

Thanks for posting this article!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:08:47 AM

otherwise known as Great Britian, United Kingdom or British Isles. Fighting amongst themselves
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:07:24 AM

Smart move.
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Good
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