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A consultation on the Scottish Government’s ambition to more than double Scotland’s onshore wind capacity by 2030 has been launched.
 
The proposals, first outlined in the co-operation agreement between the Scottish Government and the Scottish Green Party, are set out in a draft Onshore Wind Policy Statement. They would secure an additional 8-12 Gigawatts (GW) of installed onshore wind capacity by 2030. Scotland currently has 8.4GW of installed onshore capacity. Additional capacity is possible primarily due to technological advancements in turbines, which are now larger and more efficient than many currently in use and coming to the end of their operational life.
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