Geothermal Energy In Scotland

Posted on August 18th, 2017

A new survey carried out by WWF Scotland has revealed that the Scottish public want strong policies in the Climate Change Bill to help cut emissions and become more energy sustainable. 75% of those polled think that the government should … Continue reading

From Whisky to Biofuel

Posted on August 9th, 2017

Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse this week announced investment of £1.5 million in a project aimed at boosting offshore wind which it is hoped will help move renewables towards self sufficiency. The Carbon Trust which runs the project – called … Continue reading

Scotland’s first floating wind farm

Posted on August 4th, 2017

Scotland is once again leading the way with renewable energy technology as this week the initial phase of the world’s first full scale floating wind farm commenced. The project, named Hywind, off the coast of Peterhead in Scotland’s north east … Continue reading

Scotland’s renewable fuel

Posted on July 27th, 2017

The results of recent analysis into the new SSE and Beatrice Offshore wind farm has shown that the £2.6 billion 84 turbine project will add £530 million to the Scottish economy. The Outer Moray Firth development was consented in March … Continue reading

Geothermal Energy in the UK

Posted on July 19th, 2017

The first geothermal plant in the UK could be a reality as soon as 2020 if a multimillion-pound fundraising drive for a pioneering project to produce power from hot rocks several kilometres under the ground in Cornwall succeeds. The £18million … Continue reading

More corporations commit to a greener future

Posted on July 13th, 2017

With the American government recently stating it was withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement it is reassuring to know that many large corporations are still committed to helping create a greener future. The RE100 initiative from international non-profit The Climate … Continue reading

Renewables Research

Posted on June 23rd, 2017

Swedish company Vattenfall announced this week a £3 million renewable energy study programme based in Scotland designed to shed new light on how the offshore wind industry impacts the lives of dolphins and other sea life. Adam Ezzamel, EOWDC project … Continue reading

The 50% renewable target

Posted on June 9th, 2017

Industry body Scottish Renewables recently submitted its response to the consultation on Scotland’s draft Energy Strategy, as well as its response to the government’s draft Onshore Wind Policy Statement. In their response they stated that the draft Energy Strategy shows … Continue reading