Donald Trump has never been a supporter of renewable energy. He came to denounce a wind project in Aberdeen, Scotland, considering the turbines to be ugly. But the issue has transcended and may cause you legal problems.
In 2006, Donald Trump bought a 1400 acre site in the north of Aberdeen to Menie, Scotland. Its goal was to build a golf course capable of hosting world-class events.
Development of the golf resort was initially rejected by a local subcommittee. However, it was subsequently approved after a survey ordered by the Scottish government in 2008.
Construction began in July 2010 and a year later Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Ltd applied to build and operate the Aberdeen Bay Wind Farm.
The proposed wind farm would be visible from the golf course. In September 2011, the Trump organization denounced this project.
In May 2013, Trump legally challenged the Scottish government’s decision to grant a building permit for the wind farm.
The the motion was rejected in 2014. But Trump’s company appealed to the UK Supreme Court and lost the case.
Now she is forced to take on the Scottish government legal fees after what fail in their attempts to stop the park wind.
Although the decision in Scotland was against Mr. Trump’s company, there are constitutional and ethical implications.
Trump is breaking the foreign emoluments clause.
The Constitution of the United States has a Foreign fees clause, known as the Article I, section 9, paragraph 8.
The legal text forbids the president to accept payments from foreign and national governments. However, when you offer your properties to domestic and foreign officials, you are breaking the regulations.
European Offshore Wind Deployment Center (EOWDC).
It is an innovative offshore wind system that has eleven turbines and generates 93.2 MV. It is located in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland. The energy produced is transported via 66 kv cabling to the Blackdog land substation in Aberdeen.
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