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  • Renewable Energy – Environmentally and financially beneficial
    Last week the Norwegian government announced that they have granted a licence for the world’s longest sub-sea electricity interconnector which is to be built between Norway and the UK. Named NSN, this interconnector will unite the countries’ electricity supply systems …
  • Renewable Energy in Scotland continues to grow
    A 20% increase in electricity generated from wind and a 50% increase in hydro generation, renewable energy’s two most advanced technologies, in 2013 has meant that overall electricity generation from renewable sources in Scotland has risen once again, up 30% …
  • Renewable Energy receives a welcome boost
    The new UK Renewable Energy fund received a boost when it was announced that the overall subsidy has been increased by £95m to £300m. Much of this is being targeted at the less commercial arm of renewable energy including offshore …
  • The Economic and Social arguments for Renewable Energy
    REthinking Energy, a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has stated that an increase in the adoption of renewable energy technologies is the most feasible method in reducing carbon emissions and avoiding potentially catastrophic climate change. The …
  • Renewable Energy Investments – An Alternative Pension Fund
    At a time when the global economy is still struggling to produce the highs of the early part of the 21st century many are looking beyond regular pension plans and the investment opportunities they offer. It should be no surprise …
  • Renewable Energy Innovations
    In a world with souring populations and evolving technology the need for reliable energy sources continues to grow. However the environmental impact of producing this energy through traditional methods has led us to seek out varied renewable sources in order …
  • As records continue to be broken, we plan ahead
    Energy from renewable sources accounted for almost one fifth of the UK’s energy demand in the first quarter of 2014 as a result of high winds, rainfall and an uplift in new construction and technologies in the solar industry. New …
  • The growth and maturing of Renewable Energy
    Last weekend’s strong winds across the country brought a boost to the electricity grid as wind power output reached record seasonal highs.  Just under 16% of energy demand in the UK on Monday was met by wind power and just …
  • A worldwide perspective of renewable energy from wind
    A recent report from Navigant Research which analyses the trends in the worldwide energy sector predicts that renewable energy from wind will grow significantly until at least 2018. The reasons for this include positive government policies, record levels of investment, …
  • Renewables in Scotland
    Scottish Renewables premiered a new animated video at the international Commonwealth Games renewable energy event in Glasgow last week highlighting the benefits of renewable energy to Scotland. The video which has been launched to the public is designed to promote …

Video Archive

Renewable Energy - Seize the opportunity Renewable Energy - Wind Power
Alex Salmond, Scottish First Minister

“The offshore wind industry is seeking leadership and immediate support from government and the Scottish Government is determined to provide that...”

Alex Salmond, Scottish First Minister
George Osborne, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer

“When money is short, we should ruthlessly prioritise those areas of public spending which are most likely to support economic growth, including investments in our transport and green energy infrastructure.”

George Osborne, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer
Alex Salmond, Scottish First Minister

“Scotland has unrivalled green energy resources and our new national target to generate 80% of electricity needs from renewables by 2020 will be exceeded by delivering current plans for wind, wave and tidal generation.”

Alex Salmond, Scottish First Minister
José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President

“We need to do for energy what we have done for mobile phones: real choice for consumers in one European marketplace.”

José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President
Paul Rübig, MEP

“The larger the renewables industry in Europe becomes, the sooner European industry can benefit from economies of scale, ultimately making renewables more competitive.”

Paul Rübig, MEP
Willy De Backer, Head of the Greening Europe Forum, Friends of Europe

“Renewables have gone from being a sideshow to being the key solution, together with energy efficiency, for the transition to a low-carbon economy.”

Willy De Backer, Head of the Greening Europe Forum, Friends of Europe