Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm shortlisted for three Scottish Green Energy Awards

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm shortlisted for three Scottish Green Energy Awards

EDF Renewables chief executive, Matthieu Hue, said: “The shortlist for the Scottish Green Energy Awards clearly shows the talent that exists within Scotland’s renewables industry.A renewable energy project on the Isle of Canna, in the Inner Hebridies, has also nominated in the Best Community Project Award category.

SSE to showcase local Seagreen contracts as MHI Vestas snare turbine deal

SSE to showcase local Seagreen contracts as MHI Vestas snare turbine deal

John Hill, Seagreen project director at SSE Renewables, said: “Seagreen represents one of the most significant construction projects ever undertaken in Scotland and we want members of the Scottish supply chain to have the opportunity to work with us.

Simec Atlantis on crest of wave as Cornelius widens vision

Simec Atlantis on crest of wave as Cornelius widens vision

“In the next couple of months we want to repay that support by developing the biggest ocean power project in the world, with the next phase of MeyGen, and start to export turbines and skills and services out of Scotland, which we’re on track to do.

Glasgow introduces fleet of electric bikes across city

Glasgow introduces fleet of electric bikes across city

Glasgow City Council has introduced a fleet of electric bikes for hire across the city in a bid to encourage more people to use sustainable forms of transport.Joint-funding for the e-bikes was provided through an initiative from Glasgow City Council and the Transport Scotland eBike Grant Fund, delivered by Energy Saving Trust.

Leasing round could bring ‘new entrants’ to Scotland’s offshore wind market

Leasing round could bring ‘new entrants’ to Scotland’s offshore wind market

Last month’s round saw a record low strike price in the UK for offshore wind of £39.65 per MWh. If the forecasts are correct, wholesale electricity prices will, over the contract term, be higher than the strike prices resulting in a neutral or even negative position in respect of total expenditure of subsidy under those contracts.

Scotland’s biggest community-owned wind farm secures £8.5m

Scotland’s biggest community-owned wind farm secures £8.5m

“The wind farm not only ensures the islands have a sustainable source of electricity, it also generates income we can reinvest back into the communities of South Uist, Eriskay and Benbecula to boost the economy, protect local crofting practices and generate employment opportunities for future generations.

Scotland ‘will soon generate 100% of its power through renewables’

Scotland ‘will soon generate 100% of its power through renewables’

“I’m hugely proud that renewable energy projects across Scotland are delivering on jobs and for communities, particularly in rural areas, while helping to displace the carbon emissions which cause climate change.”.

Wind farm to give cash for vital projects

Wind farm to give cash for vital projects

Foundation Scotland, which manages the fund, has arranged a series of drop-in sessions to inform local people about what is available.Applications are now open for the £133,250 a year pot which will contribute towards local community projects as well as bursaries to access training and education opportunities.

Thousands of students pick renewable energy courses

Thousands of students pick renewable energy courses

Almost 13,000 students are studying courses related to renewable energy at Scotland’s universities and colleges as the country “upskills” to tackle climate change, according to new research.

Further delays to ScotWind offshore wind leasing round

Further delays to ScotWind offshore wind leasing round

The Scottish offshore wind leasing round has been pushed back for a second time to “ensure that developers have the right information”, the Crown Estate Scotland has said.

‘£2bn investment’ hopes fade as Moray Firth wind project unsuccessful in contract bid

‘£2bn investment’ hopes fade as Moray Firth wind project unsuccessful in contract bid

A potential £2 billion investment for the north-east of Scotland has been put on hold as a giant Moray Firth wind farm project saw its bid for a UK contract thwarted today.

Scot Gov launches £1m floating wind funding pot

Scot Gov launches £1m floating wind funding pot

Scotland’s Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “I am delighted to announce the £1m Floating Wind Technology Acceleration Competition that Scottish Government are partnering with the Carbon Trust to deliver.

Corbyn to call for creation of renewable energy jobs during Scottish visit

Corbyn to call for creation of renewable energy jobs during Scottish visit

Trade unions and workers are calling on the firm – as well as energy giants Red Rock and SSE, which have won contracts for large wind farms on Scotland’s east coast – to provide renewable contracts for the yards.

Spending review does not give renewable workers ‘clarity’ on future of sector, trade body boss says

Spending review does not give renewable workers ‘clarity’ on future of sector, trade body boss says

She said: “Scotland’s renewable energy sector can help to power Britain’s infrastructure and deliver on the government’s commitment to achieving net zero emissions.“The Chancellor said that ‘the challenge of decarbonisation is real’, but pledged just £30 million extra for projects aimed at achieving the Government’s net zero target.

Plans for ‘world’s first’ ocean-powered data centre in Scotland

Plans for ‘world’s first’ ocean-powered data centre in Scotland

“This exciting project represents the marriage of a world leading renewable energy project in MeyGen with a data centre operator that seeks to provide its clients with a large amount of computing power, powered from a sustainable and reliable source – the ocean.”.

Shell ‘absolutely’ looking at big Scottish North Sea offshore wind projects

Shell ‘absolutely’ looking at big Scottish North Sea offshore wind projects

Asked about the Scottish North Sea as a target market for offshore wind, Ms Coleman said: “We’ll need to look at what acreage the Crown Estate Scotland puts out to bid and decide which blocks we want to bid on.

Scottish Government stake in BiFab knocked down by £13m

Scottish Government stake in BiFab knocked down by £13m

Audit Scotland provided the new valuation to the BBC as part of its 2018/19 audit of the Scottish Government’s consolidated accounts, which sees the value of its BiFab stake knocked down from £19 million to £6m.

Crown Estate Scotland should be telling wind developers ‘no jobs, no lease’, union says

Crown Estate Scotland should be telling wind developers ‘no jobs, no lease’, union says

Ms Gilmour warned the Crown Estate Scotland, a seperate body and who are yet to publish the rules that will govern future leasing, that they need to “start challenging” developers on jobs.

Crown Estate Scotland lays out plans for upcoming wind leasing round

Crown Estate Scotland lays out plans for upcoming wind leasing round

The Crown Estate Scotland has outlined plans to offshore wind developers concerning the timeline of its new ScotWind Leasing round. A new document, launched today, lays out what will be available to developers “pre-launch” and includes a timeline of when leasing will open and close.

Scotland Is Now Generating So Much Wind Energy, It Could Power Two Scotlands

Scotland Is Now Generating So Much Wind Energy, It Could Power Two Scotlands

It's a record high for wind energy in Scotland, and it means the turbines could have provided enough electricity for every dwelling in Scotland, plus much of northern England as well, for the first six months of the year.

Dundee event celebrates city ‘plugging in’ to electric vehicles

Dundee event celebrates city ‘plugging in’ to electric vehicles

The city currently has more than 750 vehicles registered for free parking, 60 charging points, 112 EV taxis and 102 council registered EVs. Justin Meyer of charging firm Swarco, Dee West of Charge Net NZ, David Beeton from Urban Foresight and Elinor Chalmers of EVA Scotland spoke to Mr Llewellyn about the transformation of Dundee.

Glimmer of hope for BiFab as high-level talks announced

Glimmer of hope for BiFab as high-level talks announced

Mr Smith said the campaign was not just about signing one contract but about the long-term future of Scotland’s renewable energy industry.

Onshore wind could save each consumer £50 annually, new research claims

Onshore wind could save each consumer £50 annually, new research claims

The analysis, provided by Vivid Economics, claims that if new wind projects are allowed to go ahead in England, would save consumers money and create thousands of jobs. A local veto on onshore wind currently stands in England, whereas in Scotland no such rules govern the industry.

CWP unveils Scottish mega-farm plan

CWP unveils Scottish mega-farm plan

UK developer is looking to build an 80-turbine wind farm in southern Scotland. The Cheshire company has kicked off scoping with Scottish ministers for the Scoop Hill wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway consisting of 80 turbines.

Beatrice reaches renewables record for Scottish output

Beatrice reaches renewables record for Scottish output

Operators of the Beatrice offshore windfarm say it has produced the highest amount of energy from any single renewables source in Scotland to date. #2 This is also the highest output from any single renewable source in Scotland to date!#operatingBeatrice #milestone #renewableenergy #recordbreaker #offshorewind #windpower — BOWL (@beatricewind).

Lighthouse to be beacon for solar energy

Lighthouse to be beacon for solar energy

The lamp in one of Scotland’s best-known lighthouses could be run on solar energy by 2021. Now the board has submitted plans to Highland Council for an array of 63 panels as part of an upgrade, allowing the station to be converted from a diesel-powered cycle-charged light to solar-powered.

Scotland could miss climate targets thanks to UK energy policy, Scottish MSP warns

Scotland could miss climate targets thanks to UK energy policy, Scottish MSP warns

The Climate Change Secretary said Westminster has to take decisions in reserved areas to enable Scotland to hit its proposed target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2045.

Construction completed at Scotland’s largest offshore windfarm

Construction completed at Scotland’s largest offshore windfarm

Scottish energy minister, Paul Wheelhouse, said: “The last of the 84 turbines being installed on Scotland’s first commercial scale offshore wind farm is an important landmark for offshore wind in Scottish waters and a fantastic achievement for SSE and its project partners.

North of Scotland ‘must’ continue to grow onshore wind, First Minister says

North of Scotland ‘must’ continue to grow onshore wind, First Minister says

Asked about the potential for the introduction of a public veto on onshore wind projects, Ms Sturgeon said: “I think we’ve got a good record of this in Scotland in developers actually involving communities so it doesn’t come down to public veto.

Engineers from Strathy North wind farm evacuated as wildfire rages on

Engineers from Strathy North wind farm evacuated as wildfire rages on

Meanwhile, staff from RSPB Scotland were actively engaging with fire crews yesterday in a bid to protect their Forsinard nature reserve as the blaze reached the western border.