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15 November 2017 Business & Finance

The Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise are in discussions with all relevant parties in the BiFab case, with the Government looking to save the company and hundreds of jobs at BiFab facilities in Scotland.

13 January 2016 Authorities

Scottish Renewables is calling for a new target of generating the equivalent of 50% of Scotland's total electricity, heat and transport demand from renewables by 2030, as part of its manifesto launched today ahead of Scottish Parliament election scheduled for May 2016. The document sets out steps Scotland’s next Government should take to maximise the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy. Scottish […]

25 February 2015

RenewableUK has welcomed the latest announcement by the Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing, who gave details of the £14.3 million budget for Wave Energy Scotland, along with its business plan, the first call for funding and its programme of activity. Commenting on Mr Ewing’s announcement, RenewableUK’s Wave & Tidal Development Manager Dee Nunn said: “This is […]

27 November 2014 Authorities

Seventeen local energy projects from across Scotland have been awarded more than £380,000 to support the development of green energy schemes, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announced yesterday.  More than 100 applications were received from community groups, charities, local authorities, housing associations, universities and businesses through the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) Local Energy Challenge […]

23 November 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

Scotland is to establish a wave energy technology development body to encourage innovation in the industry, Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism Fergus Ewing has announced. Wave Energy Scotland will bring together the best engineering and academic minds to collaborate in a research and development programme to accelerate wave technology further. Mr Ewing will provide […]

7 May 2014 Authorities, Grid Connection, R&D

An independent consultancy company Xero Energy has prepared a report, commissioned jointly by the UK and Scottish governments, which helps to unlock the huge renewable energy potential of the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland Islands. The new report identifies a series of actions to help deliver necessary electricity grid connections. It is part of ongoing, collaborative […]

14 April 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

The Scottish Government is working with island communities to boost economic returns on unrivalled natural, cultural and economic assets, Scottish First Minister said ahead of a Cabinet meeting in Stornoway on April 16. Support for the Gaelic language, measures to support renewable energy investment, and assistance for the islands tourism industry will be among the […]

27 February 2014 R&D, Technology

The Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has announced that the Scottish Government’s Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) Array Technology Innovation Programme has made an award to a team of marine experts - to undertake a research project on Turbulence in Marine Environments (TIME) for measuring and evaluating turbulent effects in tidal arrays in Scottish Waters. […]

17 September 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

The Scottish Government has awarded a share of the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) to Pelamis Wave Power, to support the commercialisation of the Pelamis wave energy device and parallel site development activities. Richard Yemm, CEO of Pelamis Wave Power said: “Today’s announcement is a huge boost for our company, technology and partners. The awards […]

16 September 2013

RenewableUK today welcomed news that MeyGen Ltd. has been awarded consent by the Scottish Government for an 86 Megawatt tidal energy project, following the completion of the statutory approval process with the regulator Marine Scotland. Located in the Pentland Firth, off the north coast of Scotland, this project has the potential to generate up to […]

16 September 2013 Authorities, Technology

Development of the largest tidal array in Europe today can now progress after Scottish Ministers awarded consent to build the first tidal energy project in the Pentland Firth. MeyGen Limited, a competitor in the Scottish Government’s Saltire Prize, has been given the go ahead to install the tidal array in stages, beginning with a nine […]

12 September 2013

Scottish Renewables reacted to a new Audit Scotland report which claims Scotland's strategy for renewable energy is clear but achieving goals will be challenging.  Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “The report highlights the clear and strong energy policy from the Scottish Government, which has given the industry confidence to invest and build […]

22 May 2013

Aquamarine Power has received full consent from the Scottish Government for a 40MW wave farm off the north-west coast of Lewis, Scotland - making it the world's largest fully-permitted ocean energy site. The announcement was made by the Scottish Government's Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism Fergus Ewing at the All Energy conference in Aberdeen. […]

16 May 2013

RenewableUK has welcomed a new report from the UK and Scottish Governments on the potential contribution from the Scottish Islands to the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets. The report also recognised the problems inherent in deploying renewables on the Islands due to higher grid connection costs. David Krohn, RenewableUK’s Wave and Tidal development manager said: […]

26 March 2013 Authorities

Following the decision of the Scottish Government to give consent to the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre’s (EOWDC) development, Donald Trump still stands behind his words to fight the project in courts. Mr. Trump says that this was a purely political decision and he has vowed to file a lawsuit to stop the project from […]

26 March 2013 Wind Farm Update

The project partners behind the ground-breaking European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) have welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to approve consent for the project. The cutting-edge project is a demonstration facility for next generation wind turbines and associated technology. With expected capital expenditure of more than £230 million, the EOWDC would prove to be a […]

26 March 2013 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Scottish Government today announced consent for the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay. The development consists of 11 wind turbines and their connecting cables, sited between two and 4.5 km off the Aberdeenshire coast, capable of generating up to 100 MW, providing enough energy to meet the needs […]

1 March 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

The Scottish Government yesterday announced more than £4 million for new wave and tidal power research capacity, securing Scotland’s world-leading position in marine energy. Energy Minister Fergus Ewing told industry delegates at the RenewableUK Wave and Tidal Conference in London that the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney would get £3 million for a […]

12 February 2013 Authorities

Claims that independent Scotland would not be able to achieve its target on energy being produced fully from renewable sources were rejected by the Scottish Government, the Blue & Green Tomorrow news site reports. A report, made by researchers from Birmingham, Cardiff, Robert Gordon and Queens in Belfast, shows doubts that Scotland alone would  be […]

19 October 2012 Authorities, R&D

Scottish Government is seeking for offshore consultancy services, with an aim to provide ‘best practice’ guidance on a standardised approach to survey design and statistical modelling (DSM) of cetacean and bird distributions at offshore renewable development areas (wind, wave and tidal). This is in order to improve the estimates of the densities of target species […]

30 August 2012

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed announcement by the Scottish Government that it will provide nearly £8 million to help fund the testing of five prototype marine energy devices. The second round of WATERS funding, worth £7.9 million, will be split among five marine energy […]

29 August 2012 Authorities, Business & Finance

Five marine energy developers will benefit from £7.9 million funding to further develop testing of new wave and tidal prototypes in the seas around Scotland, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The second round of WATERS (Wave & Tidal Energy: Research, Development & Demonstration Support) funding is to enable Scottish developers and supply chain […]

22 August 2012 Authorities

 In respect of the Scottish Government’s target based renewable energy programme, a serious complaint has been filed to hold both the UK and the Scottish Government to account via the United Nations. It should be appreciated that both the EU and the UK are now being held to account by the United Nations Economic Commission […]

2 August 2012 Authorities, Business & Finance

The Scottish Government has launched a smart grid strategy to capitalise on its expertise in this technology and to support the country’s transition to become a low carbon economy. The strategy plans to create 12,000 new jobs in this sector by 2020 by encouraging smart grid adoption and developing Scotland as a leading international provider […]

8 February 2012 Authorities

A blueprint to streamline the scoping, planning and consenting of offshore renewables developments was published today. The report, prepared by a task force comprising Marine Scotland, environmental regulators, renewable developers and The Crown Estate, was welcomed by Alex Salmond as he co-chaired the first 2012 meeting of the Scottish Energy Advisory Board (SEAB). The task […]

14 September 2011 Authorities

  Responding to the Scottish Government Economic Strategy, Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said:  "The renewable energy sector is already a major part of our energy mix, and a significant employer, supporting thousands of jobs across Scotland.  "The industry's growth has resulted in the birth of many new service and engineering businesses, brought […]