Energy firm to appear at committee


The energy firm behind a controversial offshore wind farm development is to appear before Holyrood’s Energy Committee.

Vattenfall, the company which is facing strong opposition from US businessman Donald Trump over its proposed development off the coast of Aberdeen, will be questioned by MSPs as part of an inquiry into the Scottish Government’s renewables targets.

The firm is part of a group behind the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the North Sea. Its location on the horizon near Mr Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course prompted claims from the tycoon that he could stop his investment.

The Energy Committee has already heard evidence from Mr Trump, and will today hear from representatives from Vattenfall, alongside other firms Burcote Wind, Renewable energy Consultants Ltd and Scottish Power.

Vattenfall’s written submission to the committee, published before today’s session, focused on land-based wind.…