17th November 2018
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Ask us about Viking (Colin Wiseman)

So Shetland is going to a referendum to select our best way forward with the charitable trust. Could the question of whether or not the Shetland people want Viking Energy be tagged on to the same questionnaire? It would settle it once and for all.

The charitable trust money that belongs to the Shetland people is to finance this dicey project. Let the people have there say up front and be done.

Colin Wiseman
Shurton Brae,
Gulberwick.

4 comments

  1. Barbara Gray

    What a good idea. This would make the exercise really domocratic which probably means they won’t agree to it as we might give the ‘wrong’ answer.

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  2. Bert Morrison

    It would be naive to assume that the Viking Project will not go ahead without investment from the Shetland Charitable Trust. It offers offshore windfarm effiency at a fraction of the installation and operating costs. In other words it is a stellar investment opportunity compared to many of the other lame duck projects down south. What is to stop SSE going it alone or teaming up with another partner? Would we really like to live with a large windfarm on this basis? Where better to invest our oil funds, oh the stock market – thats a safe bet!

    Colin is right, get the referendum going, let the people decide and move on in harmony, one way or the other.

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  3. ian Tinkler

    Viking is a very, very poor investment, with subsidies for onshore wind farms being probably cut by 25%, (http://news.scotsman.com/environment/Cut-looms-for-wind-turbines.6826574.jp). I doubt if any prudent investor would risk funds on wind turbines under threat of subsidies being cut or lost. I wonder why it is taking so long for Scottish ministers to decide whether or not the scheme gets a final go-ahead. We were told to expect an approval or otherwise last January. Anyone have any ideas how Viking Energy can nope to be profitable if onshore Wind Farm subsidies are axed?

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  4. phil smith

    Stopping public subsidies for industrial windfarms should stop this stupid project once and for all.

    How could SSE go it alone when the council own the vast majority of the proposed windfarm site ?
    unless the council made some dodgey deal with SSE at the Busta House agreement.
    When will the public see the “Devil in the detail” ?

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