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  • Wind Power continues to innovate
    A new method to test the durability of wind turbines and assist in predicting their lifespan has been developed by engineers from the University of Sheffield. Wengu Chen a Mechanical Engineering research student developed the technique using ultrasonic waves to …
  • Onshore Wind and Solar remain popular with UK public
    Public support for onshore wind and solar remains strong in the UK according to a new survey published this week. The independent survey commissioned by Good Energy confirmed solar as the country’s most popular form of renewable energy with 76% …
  • Renewable Energy: Home and abroad
    Last week the Department of Energy and Climate Change published its yearly Digest of UK Energy Statistics for 2014. Within it the statistics show that electricity generated from renewable sources increased by 21% in 2014 compared with 2013 and supplied …
  • Setting a clear path for inexpensive clean energy
    The UK Government’s controversial decision to axe the carbon zero home standards has motivated over 200 businesses to call on the Chancellor to reverse the decision and help reinstall investor confidence in the industry. Approximately 230 firms and companies including …
  • Scotland seeks clarity
    Last week in Glasgow over two hundred representatives from the renewable energy industry met with Scottish Government ministers and officials to discuss the impact of the UK Government’s decision to end the Renewable Obligation subsidy for onshore wind early and …
  • The Future of Wind Power in Scotland
    In last week’s blog we wrote of the record breaking run wind farms in Scotland went on from January to April 2015. New analysis of wind data commissioned by WWF Scotland and provided by WeatherEnergy has confirmed that wind turbines …
  • Onshore wind continues to grow in Scotland
    Wind farms in Scotland have been breaking records again. From January to April 2015 they generated enough electricity to power over 950,000 households for a full year. In total 4,452GWh of electricity was generated in the three months from January …
  • Onshore wind benefitting Scotland’s communities
    As the fate of onshore wind in the UK made its way into the national news last week another piece of related news didn’t make quite the splash as the government’s abolition of the onshore wind subsidies. However this news …
  • Global rise in clean energy investment
    Global investment in clean energy rose to near its 2011 peak last year to $310bn (£200bn). The significance of this being that there had been signs within the investor community the clean energy and in particular clean technology had run …
  • The Future for Wind Power
    Scotland’s wind farms set a new record last month as output soared to its highest level ever and overall generation increased by 83% compared May 2014. Analysis by WWF Scotland of the country’s wind and solar data for the month …

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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