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  • Portugal’s remarkable renewable energy milestone
    Last week Portugal announced all their electricity needs was generated from renewable sources for more than four consecutive days. The lights were kept on using renewable sources such and wind, hydro, and solar for 107 consecutive hours from the 7th …
  • Renewable Energy Opportunity and Innovation
    Mars Incorporated, producers of Mars Bars, Snickers, Dolmio, and Pedigree Chum amongst other products have announced that their entire UK operations will now be run on renewable energy. The new Moy twenty turbine wind farm near Inverness in the Scottish …
  • Alternative approaches to renewable energy
    Last week Glasgow hosted All Energy the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. The event was held in association with the Renewable Energy Association, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, Aberdeen Renewable …
  • The Contribution of Scotland’s Onshore Wind Industry
    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced that the onshore wind sector in Scotland accounted for more than half the total turnover for the entire UK wind energy generation industry. New figures launched last week state that Scotland’s wind …
  • Scotland’s potential for energy storage
    The Scottish Chambers of Commerce have announced that due to excess electricity production from wind farms, Scotland could become a world leader in developing new energy storage technologies which in turn will create more than 5,000 jobs throughout the country. …
  • Coal’s demise is Renewables’ gain
    For the first time in the UK, on Saturday the 9th of April 2016 solar panels generated more electricity than coal. Analysis from Carbon Brief confirmed that on that day solar generated 29 GWh of electricity – 4% of the …
  • Achieving 50% renewable generation
    Statistics published last week by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change show that 57.7% of electricity consumed in Scotland in 2015 was generated by renewable sources, 7.7% above the government set 50% target. John Swinney, Deputy First Minister …
  • Hydropower in Scotland
    Research by renewable energy industry trade body Scottish Renewables has shown that all renewable hydro projects with planning permission in the UK are in Scotland. The announcement, made prior to the Scottish Renewables Hydro Conference and Exhibition in Perth on …
  • Scotland’s Emissions Reduction Targets
    A new report from independent government advisors at the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have stated that Scotland must cut its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly two thirds over the next fourteen years in order to make its climate targets. …
  • The Case for Renewable Energy
    A new YouGov survey commissioned by Scottish Renewables has again shown that renewable energy is the popular source of power in Scotland. The survey revealed that 62% of the 1000 surveyed would support a large-scale wind turbine installation in their …

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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