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Scotland's new leasing round for offshore wind projects is likely to fully launch in October, according to Crown Estate Scotland. This means that the new leasing round, to be called ScotWind Leasing, will then be open for submitting applications for developments. Crown Estate Scotland said there will also be a pre-launch in July, which will provide […]
The Crown Estate Scotland has issued a new study said to help coastal and island communities across Scotland benefit from local offshore renewable energy solutions. Carried out by Everoze, the study looked at six scenarios linked to a number of renewable technologies such as floating wind, wave, and tidal energy, aiming to provide a potential way […]
Crown Estate Scotland has decided it will launch the next round of offshore wind leasing in Scottish waters in July 2019 at the earliest. The decision comes despite the announcement in November 2018 that the leasing round will be launched in April at the earliest. According to Crown Estate Scotland, the final timing of the […]
The Crown Estate Scotland has appointed Colin Palmer to lead the development of offshore renewable energy and aquaculture.
Crown Estate Scotland today (21 May) unveiled its proposals for leasing seabed for new offshore wind projects that would be built in Scotland's waters from late 2020s onwards.
Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is conducting a study on behalf of Crown Estate Scotland on potential economic benefits of more floating wind projects in Scotland.
Crown Estate Scotland (CES) is set to start discussions with the industry, government and interested organisations to prepare for potential new offshore wind leasing, which will lead to Scotland adding commercial-scale floating and fixed offshore wind farms that would be in operation as of late 2020s and beyond.
Crown Estate Scotland now has spatial data relating to the organisation’s offshore assets freely available on their website for the first time.
Powers over the revenue and management of the Crown Estate resources in Scotland have been transferred to the Scottish Government and, as of April 1, Scottish Ministers have control over thousands of hectares of rural land, approximately half of Scotland’s foreshore and leasing the seabed for rights to renewable energy.
The Scottish Government today launched a 12-week consultation on the long term framework for the devolved management of the Crown Estate in Scotland. The Scottish Government is taking a phased approach on devolution of the management of the Crown Estate and this consultation, which will run until 29 March, will inform the second phase of […]
The Crown Estate has granted a lease to Statoil that will enable the start of construction of the 30MW Hywind Scotland floating wind farm located at Buchan Deep, some 25 kilometres from Peterhead. The project - set to be the world’s largest floating wind farm - consists of five 6MW turbines which will be deployed in deeper water […]
Following a recommendation by the Smith Commission, the Crown Estate’s management functions in Scotland will be transferring to the Scottish Government. The Crown Estate has put in place a distinct Scottish operating division with its own business plan, management information and financial reporting. This new business division will be led by Ronnie Quinn, who is currently […]
The Smith Commission today issued "Report of the Smith Commission for further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament", which comprises a recommendation that The Crown Estate in Scotland should be devolved to the Scottish Parliament. "Responsibility for the management of the Crown Estate’s economic assets in Scotland, and the revenue generated from these assets, will be transferred to the Scottish […]
In a report published yesterday the Scottish Affairs Committee says the Secretary of State for Scotland should announce the Government's commitment to devolve and decentralise the Crown Estate Commissioner's (CEC) marine and ancient rights and responsibilities in Scotland. The Crown Estate (CEC) is a statutory corporation that manages various Crown property, rights and interests in […]
The offshore wind industry will today take a major step forward with the announcement of a raft of new seabed lease agreements from the Crown Estate that could support up to 5GW of new capacity. The organisation, which manages the UK seabed, will confirm it has awarded conditional agreements for lease to five offshore renewable […]
The Crown Estate has reported an increase in investment in Scotland despite the gross surplus from their operations in Scotland falling. Their profit each year is sent to the Treasury for the benefit of the public as a whole, and they continue to invest in the long-term development of their property interests in Scotland, with […]
Alex Salmond has demanded control of Scotland's waters be handed over to Holyrood to help kick-start a marine renewables revolution. By Scott Macnab (scotsman) [mappress] Source: scotsman, June 23, 2011;
The Crown Estate welcomes the completion of the Strategic Environmental Assessment and public consultation process by the Scottish... (yourrenewablenews) [mappress] Source: yourrenewablenews, March 21, 2011
Crown Estate Scotland has published an update on proposals for new offshore wind leasing in Scotland’s waters which could start in April 2019 at the earliest.
The Scottish Parliament has approved a legislation which enables local authorities and communities to have a stronger voice in the management of the Crown Estate's assets.
Marine Scotland has invited tenders related to the re-let of the Scottish Government's 2014 “Framework Agreement for the Provision of Strategic Environmental Assessment, Appropriate Assessment and Marine Planning Services and Advice to Support Sustainable Economic Development in Scottish Marine Waters” which expires on 30 September 2018.
Scottish government has awarded some GBP 2 million in funding to Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and, Energy Skills Partnership to support innovation across the offshore wind sector.
Following Crown Estate Scotland's recent proposals to lease seabed for new offshore wind projects that would be built in the Scottish waters from the late 2020s, the UK offshore wind industry has shown its support emphasizing the positive impact the new sites would have on the country.
Scotland has published a new Energy Strategy setting the country's goal of reaching 50% of renewable energy by 2030 and increasing the productivity of energy use across the Scottish economy.
Same as Crown Estate Scotland, the Crown Estate responsible for managing the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland announced today (7 November) it will consider new leasing for offshore wind projects.
The Crown Estate has appointed Robin Budenberg as its Chairman with immediate effect, following the retirement of Sir Stuart Hampson. Budenberg is currently London Chairman of Centerview Partners and a Non-Executive Director for Charity Bank Ltd and the Big Society Trust. He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive of UK Financial Investments Ltd (UKFI), whose responsibilities include […]