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  • Meeting our carbon emission targets
    A new report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has stated that emissions targets will not be met unless there is implementation of “a credible new strategy and a much stronger policy framework” from the government with the committee …
  • Scotland’s future is renewable
    A new report from global technology consultancy Ricardo Energy and Environment has suggested that is possible for 50% of Scotland’s energy requirements for transport, electricity, and heat from renewables by 2030. The report “The energy of Scotland: Heating moving and …
  • Another Scottish Renewable Energy First
    Another month and another renewable energy generation record has been broken in Scotland. For the first time on record wind generated the equivalent of all Scotland’s electricity needs for the day during two days in a single month. Also new …

  • Further new renewable technology is being developed in Scotland with Borders based company Water Engine Technologies starting development on a unique water engine which will provide hydro-electric power to the local community. Based at the former Caddonfoot Primary School in …
  • Hydro-electric power in Scotland
    Green Highland Renewables, a Scottish company which specialises in the development of small to medium scale hydro-electric schemes recently announced they are commissioning ten new projects across the Scottish Highlands and Grampian regions over the next few months including a …
  • Scotland: Home of the world’s first tidal farm
    Recently we discussed the first ever export of power to the grid via a tidal turbine in at Bluemill Sound in the Shetland Isles and in a short space of time we have moved on again as this week the …
  • The renewable energy sector in Scotland
    A report on the renewable energy industry in Scotland was published by the Scottish Affairs Committee this week. In it the Committee confirms that exceptional growth of the industry this millennium has been a direct result of positive government support. …
  • Tidal Energy Exported: A World First
    A new renewable energy milestone was achieved in Scotland this week as for the first time tidal energy exported power to the National Grid. Nova Innovation installed the first turbine at Bluemill Sound in the Shetland Isles in March of …
  • Potential Savings in renewable energy generation
    A new report from Scottish Renewables claims that the cost to produce renewable energy via wind in Scotland could fall by 20% if certain new policies are adopted. These include reforming the planning system, using the latest technology, the ability …
  • Wind and Solar projected to be cheaper than nuclear
    A new yet to be published report by the UK government’s energy department states that it expects electricity generated by wind and solar to be less expensive than nuclear power by the time the UK’s new nuclear power plant Hinkley …

Video Archive

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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