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Research and Guidance for the Decommissioning of Onshore Wind Turbines, Scotland

Ecologists from AEL have been working with SLR Consulting to produce Best Practice Guidance in relation to the decommissioning of onshore wind turbines, as part of a research project funded by Scottish Natural Heritage and Scottish Renewables. We have been involved in a number of workshop events aimed at developers, planners and technical specialists where we sought to understand the current knowledge and practice bases. We are now devising a decision-making tool that will lead to a better consensus and better environmental outcomes during the decommissioning process, from its assessment during EIA through to post-decommissioning restoration.

The outputs from this research will form part of a new edition of the Good Practice During Windfarm Construction document, promoted by SNH and other wind energy consultees.

Read more about this work by clicking this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-23048093

Guidance for the Decommissioning of Onshore Wind Turbines