Climate change is the biggest threat the islands face. It is already changing our islands. Our seas are changing. Our environment is being affected. Seabirds and other wildlife are suffering.
Shetland can play its part in trying to contain climate change by reducing its consumption and saving energy. But we can also use our unique resources.
The Shetland climate is incomparable when it comes to wind energy. There are five commercial wind turbines on Shetland and they are the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th best producing wind turbines in the world - generating twice as much as average turbines elsewhere.
A large windfarm is proposed for Shetland to harness that natural power and supply electricity to Scotland. It is partly owned by the local community and offers great opportunities for Shetland.
The project is, of necessity, large - and that is a source of great debate. We hope this website will answer your questions and persuade you to support the proposals.
(Unless stated otherwise, all the information on this website is based on information before Viking Energy published its revised plans)