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  • As records continue to be broken, we plan ahead
    Energy from renewable sources accounted for almost one fifth of the UK’s energy demand in the first quarter of 2014 as a result of high winds, rainfall and an uplift in new construction and technologies in the solar industry. New …
  • The growth and maturing of Renewable Energy
    Last weekend’s strong winds across the country brought a boost to the electricity grid as wind power output reached record seasonal highs.  Just under 16% of energy demand in the UK on Monday was met by wind power and just …
  • A worldwide perspective of renewable energy from wind
    A recent report from Navigant Research which analyses the trends in the worldwide energy sector predicts that renewable energy from wind will grow significantly until at least 2018. The reasons for this include positive government policies, record levels of investment, …
  • Renewables in Scotland
    Scottish Renewables premiered a new animated video at the international Commonwealth Games renewable energy event in Glasgow last week highlighting the benefits of renewable energy to Scotland. The video which has been launched to the public is designed to promote …
  • 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 …

Video Archive

Renewable Energy - Seize the opportunity Renewable Energy - Wind Power
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