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  • The Scottish Government on our Renewable Future
    This week Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse spoke to the Press and Journal of the challenges the government and country faces producing long term clean reliable energy sources. “The Scottish Government’s adoption of policies to build clean, green energy technologies …
  • Scotland’s first carbon neutral town
    Plans are afoot to make Cumnock in Ayrshire Scotland’s first “Green Town” by making it carbon neutral with projects such as a community owned renewable energy system and the introduction of hi-tech digital systems and smart technologies. If successful it …
  • The Scottish Government Draft Energy Strategy
    The week the Scottish Government launched the draft Scottish Energy Strategy and commenced a consultation period for the plans lasting until May this year. Within the document the plans for Scotland’s heat, electricity, and transport energy sources to be in …
  • Scotland’s New Energy Strategy
    It is anticipated that the Scottish Government will launch its new Draft Energy Strategy next week and there has been a number of calls from environmental groups and industry figures for tough new targets and initiatives which could potentially aid …
  • Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project
    A new independent report by UK politician and former energy minister Charles Hendry has recommended the UK government seek a deal to help fund a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales. The development which will be the first of its …
  • Wind Energy’s Positive Impact On Our Environment
    The positive effect that wind turbines in the UK have had on our carbon emissions is greater than originally thought according the University of Edinburgh’s analysis of the National Grid latest figures. Although it has been known for some time …
  • Time for a new renewables target?
    As the end of the year approaches and thoughts turn to a new one we realise that we are one year closer to the Scottish Government’s ambitious target of generating 100% of our required energy from renewable sources by 2020. …
  • Energy Storage in Scotland
    Earlier this week, Hannah Smith, policy manager at industry body Scottish Renewables released a statement regarding energy storage and its increasing place within our energy mix. Renewable energy technologies like solar, wind and hydro are Scotland’s largest source of electricity. …
  • Tidal Energy Advances in Scotland
    Atlantis Resources, the developer of the world’s first tidal energy farm has confirmed this week that the first turbine of the MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth has been installed and has begun producing renewable energy. It was also announced …
  • Wind energy generation still on the up in Scotland
    A new report from WeatherEnergy has shown that in October wind turbines provided Scottish households on average 87% of their electricity demand. The data shows turbines generated 792,717MWh of electricity in October, up 25% on October 2015. Taking into account …

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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