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  • 21st Century Success Story
    December 2014 will be remembered as being a great month for Renewable Energy in Scotland. First it was announced that in the first six months of 2014 renewable energy was the main source of electricity generated in the country. Then …
  • Energy’s Richest Source
    Scotland continues to raise the bar when it comes to renewable energy production. After the announcement last week confirming that electricity from wind energy was the largest providing source in the first half of 2014, new figures released by WWF …
  • Scotland’s Number 1
    Figures for the first six months of 2014, the most recent available data, show that renewables generated 30% more electricity than any other power source in Scotland. In reaching this historic milestone renewable energy overtook nuclear as Scotland’s main source …
  • Progress requires outside assistance
    The Scottish Government is to set up a new body to encourage and promote innovation in the wave energy sector of the renewable energy industry. Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said Wave Energy Scotland would draw on the sector’s best …
  • Safeguarding the environment, boosting the economy
    Trade association RenewableUK has confirmed that the amount of people working in the medium and large scale sectors of the UK wind energy industry has now exceeded 30,000 of which 50% are in direct full time positions. This indicates an …
  • Scotland’s Green Bond
    Scottish Renewables recently announced its blueprint for the 2015 UK General Election and included within was a proposal for a “Green Bond” which would allow the public to invest in renewable energy technology. They claim that a decent return on …
  • Working together to achieve our goals
    Last week it was announced that the European Union has set a new target for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030. This was agreed by all member states including us here in the UK. This …
  • Onshore wind: Increasing efficiency and higher outputs
    Once again high wind speeds made a significant contribution to the electricity supply in the UK as the Didcot B large gas plant was hit with a fire and a number of the country’s nuclear power plants currently offline. The …
  • 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% …

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