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Scotland Vies With England for $52 Billion Offshore-Wind Future

Bloomberg -- Scotland and England, haggling over the possible breakup of the U.K., are competing to create a hub for the country’s $52 billion offshore wind industry.

Leith, the port area of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, and the northeast English coastal town of Hartlepool are vying for a 150 million-pound ($237 million) investment from Spanish wind-turbine maker Gamesa Corp Tecnologica SA. The local governments plan to lay the foundations for a concentration of skills and investment servicing North Sea wind parks just as Aberdeen transformed its economy with the oil industry.

“The U.K. should be the dominant world market for offshore wind by 2020,” said Ronan O’Regan, director of energy and utilities at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in London. Ports that secure the industry’s investment will...


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mikerroy
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:06:37 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:06:10 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:06:02 AM

I guess they are both going to pursue this. Maybe with their historical roots they should work together in a common effort.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:04:40 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:04:36 AM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:03:53 AM

Something else for ships to run into.
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:03:39 AM

The North Sea has lots of wind and storms. But no hurricanes...
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:02:55 AM

Excellent! I hope Scotland wins.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:02:55 AM

Put the wind turbines in DC
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:02:10 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:01:52 AM

Lots of hot air!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:01:37 AM

Go for it
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:01:36 AM

Really?
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:00:51 AM

Good place for wind!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:54:50 PM

good
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:51:04 PM

Hope it works
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:50:08 PM

sounds good!!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:49:11 PM

Why not work on a joint venture that would benefit both and bring much-needed alternative energy to the people.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:47:54 PM

Bigwaynef wrote: "Obama has offered to cover the costs."

Really? Where did you hear that? FOX News?
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:47:33 PM

good
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:45:39 PM

There's plenty of wind in the North Sea.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:45:21 PM

Plenty of wind a blowin' out there. I wouldn't want to climb up and service any of them.
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Pounds down the drain.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:38:56 PM

Hope wind works for them.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:37:38 PM

Here's to the Scots on this one!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:37:21 PM

Scots forever!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:36:29 PM

Obama has offered to cover the costs...
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:33:14 PM

Yea, but they had people dying from freezing in Europe & England when they shut down all the coal mines & had a severe Winter. Then all the Great world leaders in "Green Energy" couldn't keep up with the demand. Oh wait, I guess that's one way to supply all the green energy needed just kill off the population until the number of people still living matches the ability to supply the need. That would mean they need to lower the US population by around 90% then they would be able to produce & supply enough Electricity with Green Energy to maintain the population in another 20 yrs.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:30:14 PM


May Scotland and Leith dominate to earn this investment from Gamesa Corp.!
The Brits and Hartlepool do not deserve it. The Edinburgh area certainly can supply the best skill sets for this development.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:29:47 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:28:46 PM

That is a good thing. Looking to the future with clean energy is great. And the North Sea has plenty of wind.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:28:06 PM

Good luck with this
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:27:51 PM

Oh
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:26:51 PM

They are competing to create 500 jobs??? We kill projects that could create 5000 jobs...
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:26:31 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:25:11 PM

These 2 countries should be able to work it out so that they are both winners.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:23:55 PM

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But, did they get DONALD TRUMP's permission on this yet... LOL

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:21:05 PM

Sounds good to me!
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ok
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:19:04 PM

Why have a haggle? Install offshore wind equipment in both countries.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:17:08 PM

go for it
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ok
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:15:44 PM

good move
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:14:18 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:12:29 PM

good for them.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:10:31 PM

Seems like alternatives are the main focus for everyone except the US.
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Good for them.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:08:18 PM

Windy in Scotland. Good.
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I hope it works.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:06:55 PM

Very Windy
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:06:10 PM

Very windy in those areas, this would be a good use of the wind.
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good luck to them both
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