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  • 22 December 2015
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance

    Renewables were the single largest contributor to electricity generation in Scotland in 2014, accounting for a record 38 per cent of total generation and surpassing both nuclear (33 per cent) and fossil fuels (28 per cent) for the first time, statistics published today have revealed. Renewable sources delivered 49.7 per cent of gross electricity consumption in 2014 – up from […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    One of the leading energy economists has slammed Scottish plans to go 100 percent renewable by 2020, writes the Daily Record news portal. Namely, professor of energy policy at the University of Oxford, Dieter Helm said that it is not logical from the economic standpoint for Scotland to be reliant on renewable energy such as […]

  • 5 August 2019

    Xodus Group has begun investigating the integration of offshore renewables into localized energy systems off the Scottish coast. Commissioned by Crown Estate Scotland, the five-month offshore generation energy study will focus on two main areas, including project landscaping and the value case. “We are seeking to further understand the potential to communities across Scotland of utilising offshore […]

  • 6 July 2015

    In June, wind power generated a third of Scotland’s electricity need, said WWF Scotland. The environmental group’s analysis based on data provided by WeatherEnergy found that for the month of June wind turbines in Scotland alone provided an 620,144MWh of electricity to the National Grid, while the total consumption was 1,891,536MWh. This represents an increase of 120% compared to […]

  • 10 October 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    A multi-million pound renewable energy investment fund (REIF), geared to stimulating greater levels of private finance into innovative green power and renewable district heating projects in Scotland, was opened for business by First Minister Alex Salmond today. As senior figures from green energy, finance and government gathered in Edinburgh for the Scottish Low Carbon Investment […]

  • 11 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    Even though the Scotland’s First Minister is planning to meet 100 % of Scotland’s electricity needs from renewable energy, North Sea industry officials think this will be hard to achieve. The leaders from the oil and gas industry will tell MSPs this week that the renewable energy plans are likely to be ten years late, […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, R&D

    The UK Government statistics for 2016 have shown that the number of people employed in Scotland’s offshore wind sector increased by 300% and equaled 2,000 employees.

  • 27 November 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Renewable energy has become Scotland’s main source of power, new independent figures have revealed. Records from the first half of 2014, the most recent period for which data is available, show renewables generated 32% more electricity than any other single source of power in Scotland. In total, the renewables sector generated a record 10.3TWh (terawatt-hours), […]

  • 5 June 2012
    Authorities, Environment

    Scotland’s Environment Minister, Stewart Stevenson, has highlighted Scotland’s world-leading role in both the development of renewables and in championing the need for climate justice for the world’s poorest communities as he marks World Environment Day. The theme for World Environment Day is ‘The Green Economy’, Scotland has around a quarter of Europe’s offshore wind and […]

  • 6 August 2013

    The Conservative- Liberal Democrat UK Government has been left embarrassed after suggesting that there are no ports in the North of Scotland, according to the news on SNP’s website. The Press and Journal reported on August 3 that a map included in the new offshore wind strategy – published last week – failed to include […]

  • 21 February 2011

    Money must be invested in skills if Scotland’s emerging renewable energy sector is to take off, the Scottish Parliament has heard.   By Sian Harrington (hrmagazine) [mappress] Source: hrmagazine, February 21, 2011

  • 12 September 2013

    Commenting on today’s Audit Scotland report Fergus Ewing said:  “Today, I welcome the findings of this report which shows that strong and strategic leadership from this government within the renewable sector is key to the successes to date.  “No government since devolution has embarked on such an ambitious programme of investment to transform our renewable […]

  • 18 July 2011

    I would like to address some of the points raised in Brian Wilson’s article on renewable energy in Wednesday’s Scotsman (“SNP’s plan for … By Fergus Ewing (scotsman) [mappress] Source: scotsman, July 18, 2011;

  • 21 May 2018

    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.

  • 31 July 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed the opening yesterday of Scotland’s first Marine Energy Park (MEP). The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters MEP is the first in Scotland, and the second in the UK, following the announcement of an Energy Park in the South West of England […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown, has received assurances from the UK government that the strategic importance of the Green Investment Bank  (GIB) to Scotland will be fully considered as part of ongoing discussions around its privatisation. “The Green Investment Bank plays a unique strategic role in funding innovative and […]

  • 25 September 2014

    Scotland’s flourishing wave and tidal energy sector has invested more than £217m in the country to date, with £31.8m spent in the last 12 months alone, a new Scottish Renewables report shows. Crucially, the study revealed almost two-thirds (62%) of the growing industry’s supply chain is Scottish. Marine energy – in which Scotland is recognised […]

  • 27 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    New figures published yesterday show Scotland’s renewable electricity output was at record levels in the first three months of 2014. The figures, which were released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, show that Scotland generated a record 6,678 GWh of renewable electricity in the 1st quarter of 2014 – an increase of over 50 […]

  • 20 December 2012

    New figures published today for the first three quarters of 2012 show Scotland’s renewable electricity output was on track for the best year ever. The figures, which were released this morning by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, point to 2012 being a record year for renewable electricity generation in Scotland, with the first […]

  • 18 May 2011

      A new Scottish offshore wind web portal has been launched to provide up-to-the-minute signposting for all information relating to this rapidly-emerging industry. Offshore wind is arguably Scotland’s biggest economic opportunity for a generation. Recognising this, Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have developed the web portal to help businesses and individuals […]

  • 17 July 2013

    For Scotland to be able to benefit from harnessing the marine energy off its coast, independence is the answer, according to First Minister Alex Salmond. The key issue lies in the fact that the Crown Estate Commissioners manage Scotland’s seabed out to 12 nautical miles, as well as almost half of its foreshore, while the […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Statistics published yesterday by DECC show Scotland has almost met its 50 per cent renewable electricity target a year ahead of schedule. The provisional Renewable Electricity Generation 2014 National Statistics show 49.6 per cent of gross electricity consumption came from renewable sources in Scotland last year – an increase from 44.4 per cent in 2013. The […]

  • 30 January 2012

    The knowledge and expertise developed in Scotland’s world-leading oil and gas sector could reduced offshore wind costs by at least 20 per cent according to a guide published by Scottish Enterprise. The Guide to Offshore Wind and Oil and Gas Capability highlights the benefits of the oil and gas sector getting involved in offshore wind […]

  • 8 February 2016

    Scotland’s wind power output got “off to a flying start” in January, environmental groups said today. Analysis by WWF Scotland of data provided by WeatherEnergy found that for the month of January wind turbines in Scotland alone provided 1,125,544MWh of electricity to the National Grid, enough to supply, on average, the electrical needs of 123% […]

  • 11 January 2016
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    Following a record final month, 2015 proved to be a “huge year” for wind power in Scotland, with wind turbines providing enough electricity to meet the electrical needs of 97% of Scottish households, according to the data gathered by WeatherEnergy and analyzed by WWF Scotland. Wind turbines generated a record 10,392,439MWh of electricity in 2015, an increase of 16% […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland is planning to officially launch the ScotWind seabed leasing round for offshore wind projects in spring as previously stated, despite COVID-19. Crown Estate Scotland emphasized it will ensure that any such launch fully adheres to the relevant government guidance on preventing the spread of the virus. “Clearly, we are aware that the […]