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  • Constructing the future
    Last year Perth and Kinross council launched a new programme of upgrades and improvements to their schools in an effort to modernise them and create “high-quality learning and teaching environment for pupils and staff.” As part of this project the …
  • Our Energy Future
    Last week the Scottish Green Party stated that Scotland should move away from an “over-reliance on fossil fuels” and fully commit to develop and future energy plan based on renewables. Debating at Holyrood as global oil prices continue to fall, …
  • Diversity in Renewables
    Scottish Renewables have launched a new manifesto for 2016 which it is hoping will be adopted by political parties ahead of this year’s Holyrood election. Policies within the manifesto Scottish Renewables wish the next Scottish Government to adopt include aiding …
  • Scotland’s Renewable Winter
    Renewable Energy in Scotland has so far experienced a positive winter in Scotland. This week WWF Scotland released new figures stating the 2015 was a great year for renewable energy in the country. This was due to renewable energy proving …
  • The Paris Climate Deal
    Last weekend ministers and representatives from nearly 200 countries came to what has been hailed as an historic agreement to tackle climate change and deliver a net zero carbon emission this century. The agreement which was approved by all 195 …
  • The Future of Eco-Housing
    WWF Scotland have confirmed that strong winds in Scotland this November has increased electricity generation from wind turbines by more than 40%, producing enough electricity to supply all domestic properties in the country. It also meant that November was the …
  • Coal use reduction in energy generation
    A new report from the Department of Energy and Climate Change published last week has shown that electricity generation by the UK’s major power producers using coal and gas has fallen by 13% compared to the same period (July to …
  • UK cities pledge to switch to 100% green energy by 2050
    Last week a number of UK city and borough councils announced they plan to run entirely on green energy by 2050 in order to reduce localised carbon emissions. In total more than fifty Labour led councils including Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle, …
  • Our Renewable Energy Targets
    Research by industry group Scottish Renewables has revealed that unless support for renewable energy continues the country will fail to achieve its target of producing 100% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The research showed that electricity demand in …
  • Innovative projects and support for renewable energy as global temperatures rise
    Households and businesses on the Orkney Isles will soon be benefiting from discounted electricity thanks to a project by Hamsin Wind to install over 60 small scale turbines free of charge by the end of 2015. The project will consist …

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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