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  • Hydro-electric power in Scotland
    Green Highland Renewables, a Scottish company which specialises in the development of small to medium scale hydro-electric schemes recently announced they are commissioning ten new projects across the Scottish Highlands and Grampian regions over the next few months including a …
  • Scotland: Home of the world’s first tidal farm
    Recently we discussed the first ever export of power to the grid via a tidal turbine in at Bluemill Sound in the Shetland Isles and in a short space of time we have moved on again as this week the …
  • The renewable energy sector in Scotland
    A report on the renewable energy industry in Scotland was published by the Scottish Affairs Committee this week. In it the Committee confirms that exceptional growth of the industry this millennium has been a direct result of positive government support. …
  • Tidal Energy Exported: A World First
    A new renewable energy milestone was achieved in Scotland this week as for the first time tidal energy exported power to the National Grid. Nova Innovation installed the first turbine at Bluemill Sound in the Shetland Isles in March of …
  • Potential Savings in renewable energy generation
    A new report from Scottish Renewables claims that the cost to produce renewable energy via wind in Scotland could fall by 20% if certain new policies are adopted. These include reforming the planning system, using the latest technology, the ability …
  • Wind and Solar projected to be cheaper than nuclear
    A new yet to be published report by the UK government’s energy department states that it expects electricity generated by wind and solar to be less expensive than nuclear power by the time the UK’s new nuclear power plant Hinkley …
  • Scotland’s wind energy supplies more than demand
    On Sunday the 7th of August 2016 for the first time ever Scotland’s wind turbines generated more electricity than was consumed within the entire country. The relatively unseasonable windy conditions saw the turbines generate 106% of the total amount of …
  • Offshore Wind Potential in the UK
    In our previous blog we mentioned that offshore renewable energy could be appealing to the UK government as it offered long term employment solutions in areas with long term employment issues. This week a report commissioned by the Offshore Wind Industry …
  • Renewable Energy in the UK
    This week Hugh McNeal the new chief executive of trade body RenewableUK spoke with Business Green about the challenges the renewable energy industry in the UK currently faces. He also spoke of the day to day business of the trade …
  • Heat solutions via renewable energy
    As the benefits of renewable energy production and usage can now be seen throughout the country further advancements are required in order fully utilise the potential that we have. Whilst renewable energy is clean and does not require a traditional …

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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