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  • A Scottish Solar Community
    In Edinburgh the local council recently announced a new project designed to install community owned solar panels on buildings around the entire capital. The Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative (ECSC) supported by Energy4All will work in partnership with the council on …
  • Renewable Energy and Data Storage
    ILI (Renewable Energy) in conjunction with Green Cat Renewables recently submitted a planning application for a six turbine wind farm with a twist at Blair Farm in East Ayrshire. The twist being that submitted jointly with the wind farm application …
  • Renewable Energy Communities
    In Scotland, as with many countries, the best sources of renewable energy are found in the more remote places. Open and higher spaces mean more wind, great for the onshore wind industry. Lochs, reservoirs, and rivers provide perfect source materials …
  • The Economic Benefits of Renewable Energy
    A report issued at the end of April has confirmed that the onshore wind industry in the UK contributed more than £900m to the country’s economy in 2014 and 27% went directly to the local communities in which the turbines …
  • Using the past to help shape our future
    A new scheme designed to change the way consumers receive energy efficiency services whilst at the same time increase efforts to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland is to be launched in September and funded by the Scottish Government. The project …
  • Renewable Heat and a Record Breaking Turbine
    In our previous blog I spoke of our need to address the issue of renewable heat generation and highlighted an innovative new project designed to help combat this. This month the Scottish Renewables first Low Carbon Conference will hear just …
  • Finding new sources of renewable energy
    The continuing search for solutions to reduce our carbon emissions and reliance on fossil fuels often brings up novel ideas from researchers, some more suitable and successful than others. One such recent idea which is providing successful preliminary results comes …
  • The popularity of renewable energy
    Renewable energy in Scotland received a boost last week when the results of a new survey confirmed that almost four out of five Scots support the continuation of renewable energy developments including wind turbines and solar arrays. Also almost two …
  • Energy for our cities of the future
    Scotland’s largest source of power has been confirmed as renewable electricity as new figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices report published last week show that 49.5% of the country’s electricity needs …
  • Record levels of support for wind power in Scotland
    Support for wind power in Scotland has increased in the past two years in line with a similar increase in development. A new YouGov survey commissioned by Scottish Renewables found that 71% of the Scottish population want wind power to …

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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