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  • 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 …
  • The growth of anaerobic digestion industry in Scotland
    New figures released last week from the Anaerobic Digestion and Biosources Association (ADBA) show that Scotland’s anaerobic digestion industry has grown by 69% in the past year. In that time the number of instillations has increased from 16 to 27 …
  • Renewable Energy helps drive down wholesale energy costs
    New research from independent energy company Good Energy revealed last week that renewable energy has helped reduce the cost of wholesale energy in the UK. The research published last week and backed by energy experts at the University of Sheffield …
  • Renewable energy continues to grow in Scotland
    Weather wise, September was a good month for Scotland with plenty of sunshine and strong winds boosting the country’s renewable energy output. On average rooftop solar panels produced 70% of a household’s electricity and hot water needs and wind turbines …
  • The Wind Energy Industry in the UK
    The latest State of the Industry report from trade body RenewableUK has shown the UK wind energy industry to be facing an uncertain future with those involved confused and concerned about the months to come. However it also has shown …
  • Reduction targets should push us towards carbon neutrality
    Ice cream producer Mackie’s of Scotland along with Absolute Solar and Wind Limited have completed development on Scotland’s largest solar PV instillation. Made up of 7,000 solar PV panels and capable of generating 1.5million kWh of energy the development is …
  • What now for renewable energy?
    Over the summer we documented the policy changes of the UK government regarding renewable energy; the Renewable Obligation, Contract for Difference, the Feed-in Tariff, and pre-accreditation have all either been scrapped or reduced so vastly that is unlikely they will …
  • Feed-in Tariff Pre-accreditation
    As part of the UK government’s continued policy overhaul on renewable energy it was announced last week by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that pre-accreditation would be removed from the feed-in tariff. Pre-accreditation allows developers to lock …

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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