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Analysis

The £2bn wind farm brought down by birds

Neart na Gaoithe, a £2bn wind farm planned off the coast of Fife won a government subsidy contract in 2015, but is now facing its demise due to an ongoing legal challenge by the RSPB regarding the installation’s impact on the local bird population. How has this lawsuit, which has not yet had a ruling, derailed such a large energy project, and what is the right balance to strike between developing renewable energy sources and protecting local wildlife?

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