Trump set to renew his battle with renewables
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump is refusing to give up the fight against a £300 million wind farm near his Scottish golf resort.
Lawyers for his Trump International Golf Links Scotland have threatened a legal bid to stop Swedish energy giant Vattenfall from starting work on the 11turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre.
The wind farm overlooking Trump’s Aberdeen Bay project, which could power 68,000 households, was approved by the Scottish Government in 2013.
Vattenfall must submit a Design Statement for final approval before starting work, but the Trump Organisation has objected to the draft. It claims the draft ‘does not follow published guidance’ and says it will ‘not hesitate’ to seek a court order if the issue is not resolved.
A Scottish Government spokesman said: ‘We are confident our procedures are robust and have been adhered to.’
The row came as thousands of people marched in Edinburgh yesterday in protest at President Trump’s policies.