Scottish Renewables Officially Opens New Office in Glasgow
Anas Sarwar, MP for Glasgow Central and Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party joined 70 representatives of the renewable energy industry alongside Scottish Renewables Chief Executive, Niall Stuart, to officially open the new offices in Bath Street on August 1.
Scottish Renewables is a membership organisation representing more than 330 businesses working in the renewable energy industry in Scotland.
The new office on the 6th floor of Tara House, 46 Bath Street, will accommodate 19 members of staff and has three meeting rooms named after major pioneers in Scotland’s renewable energy history – Salter, Johnston and Blyth.
Anas Sarwar, Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party and MP for Glasgow Central, commented: “Scottish Renewables new office signals the importance of renewable energy to Scotland. Whether through jobs in manufacturing or support industries or through community investment, renewable energy can help secure not just environmental benefits but economic and social benefits too.”
Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “The new office reflects a successful industry which currently powers the equivalent of 40 per cent of our homes and businesses and which last year drove some £1.5bn of investment into the Scottish economy.
“Glasgow is a natural home to base ourselves alongside some of the key players in the industry such as ScottishPower Renewables, Sgurr Energy, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult Centre and Gaia-Wind.”
Press release, August 5, 2013; Image: Scottish Renewables