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  • The role on Onshore Wind in our future energy mix
    Recently, UK Energy Minister Michael Fallon spoke of an end to onshore wind farm developments should the Conservatives win an outright General Election in 2015.  However this comes with a warning from the Royal Academy of Engineers who state that …
  • Renewable Energy in Scotland moving forward
    A new underwater cable which will link more than 100 miles of subsea along the Moray Firth in Scotland and will provide a huge boost for renewable energy in the region has been given the go-ahead with a projected cost …
  • The Rise of the Independents
    Independent Renewable Energy Schemes in Scotland are now producing enough energy to power over a million homes. A new report from SmartestEnergy “Energy Entrepreneurs Report 2014” also states that independent renewable energy projects saw a 50% rise in 2013 and …
  • Renewable Energy’s Record Breakers
    Germany’s northernmost, and windiest, state Schleswig-Holstein which borders Denmark and the North and Baltic Seas recently announced it is set to generate all of its electricity from renewable energy in 2014 and also has set the target of generating 300% …
  • Renewable Energy: Global awareness shows local value
    “EconValue – The Socio-economic Benefits of Solar and Wind Energy” a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) states that renewable energy, and in particular onshore wind and solar, if properly adopted, could create better-paying jobs, improve international …
  • Renewable Energy Continues To Make Its Mark
    BT has agreed a deal with EDF energy to purchase all of the energy required for its Scottish operations for 20 years from a new wind farm development in the Scottish Borders.  They will purchase 50% of the electricity produced …
  • The Benefits of Onshore Wind
    RenewableUK has published a guide to aid local businesses when it comes to tendering for contracts to construct, maintain, and supply the materials for onshore wind farms. Local Supply Chain Opportunities in Onshore Wind – Good Practice Guide shows businesses …
  • The Future of Energy
    As populations continue to rise, the future of energy production is one issue that all governments must tackle. In the UK however we continue to depend upon expensive foreign imports of fossil fuels to fire our electricity power station generators. …
  • The Changing Renewables Map
    In the south of Scotland, just off the B709 near to the border of Dumfries & Galloway and Borders lies the small village of Eskdalemuir best known for the Eskdalemuir Observatory. Chosen for its remote location and built in 1904 …
  • Scotland’s Renewable Energy Blueprint
    This week Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing approved a 22-turbine wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway. The Ewe Hill Project, near Lockerbie, for Scottish Power Renewables has been given the go ahead after making its way through the full planning …

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