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Offshore wind developers are looking for local suppliers

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Developers building an offshore wind farm which will bring energy ashore in East Lothian are urging local suppliers and workers to get involved, as they bid to benefit the area and lower the project’s...

Second planning application for electricity substation at Cockenzie

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A SECOND plan to build a substation to bring energy onshore at the former Cockenzie Power Station has been lodged with East Lothian Council.The latest planning application from Seagreen Wind Energy shows the substation...

Plans for 360 centre at Cockenzie

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterScotland's own Eden Project could be created at the former Cockenzie Power Station site as part of a bid to deliver the country’s first climate change centre.The 360...

Pinsent Masons advises Red Rock Power on landmark Scottish offshore wind project

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Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Red Rock Power Limited on the sale of 50% of the Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm development and subsequent joint venture with ESB.Once complete, the wind farm...

Noisy birds at Cockenzie

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterA noise survey at an industrial site proposed for testing rocket engines found the loudest sound in the surrounding area was birdsong.Edinburgh-based rocket company Skyrora has lodged plans to...

East Lothian Council likely to buy Cockenzie site

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Scottish Power has confirmed that East Lothian Council is the preferred bidder to purchase the former Cockenzie Power Station site.Depute Council Leader Norman Hampshire said: “East Lothian Council believes that the former Cockenzie Power...

Letter from Scotland

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We’ve been enjoying a spell of wonderfully calm, sunny days. On such days the Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth shines dazzlingly white against the blue sky and the blue sea. The white,...

Lament for a power station

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So the twin towers of Cockenzie Power Station have gone. “It’s sad,” said the lady standing beside me as we watched them fall. There were tears in her eyes.And she wasn’t the only one...

Demolition at Cockenzie in photos

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Just ahead of 12 noon the twin chimney stacks which have dominated the East Coast skyline for so long stood proud. Then there was a decided wobble from the one on the left.Then we...

Letter from Scotland

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Forty years ago the new Longannet power station was a big story for me.  I was an apprentice journalist on the Alloa Advertiser and the great white chimney stacks marked the eastern edge of our...

Iconic Cockenzie Power Plant given final salute by local artist

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Cockenzie Power Plant in East Lothian stopped coal-fired electricity generation in  March this year.  Photographer Alex Hewitt wanted to tell the story of this iconic landmark and is showing at the 3 Harbour Art...

Greens want community to have a say on future of Cockenzie

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COCKENZIE SHUTDOWN: COMMUNITY MUST HAVE SAY IN FUTURE East Lothian Greens are calling for the local authority and The Scottish Government to help communities around Cockenzie shape their future following Friday's shutdown of the coal...

Jack drew the lot

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Six-year-old internet sensation Jack Henderson of Prestonpans finished his 536th and final commissioned drawing to raise funds for charity this week, marking the end of what his father Ed calls “a mad year”. Web developer,...

Cockenzie Power Station Approved

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Plans to replace the coal fired power station at Cockenzie in East Lothian with a high efficiency gas station have been approved by Scottish Ministers. The government say that the new 1,000 Megawatt Combined Cycle...

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