Scottish Renewables will today set out the green energy industry’s asks for a post-referendum UK energy sector in a paper titled Harnessing Scotland’s Energy. The document details six key areas which the country’s £1bn-a-year renewable energy sector would like to see addressed following the result of last week’s independence vote – including the further devolution of energy sector powers to Scotland.
Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager for offshore renewables at Scottish Renewables, said: “These investment figures, revealed for the first time by our Marine Milestones report, show the significant economic benefits this young sector is bringing. Crucially, those benefits are staying local, benefitting communities and families who are looking to renewables for a sustainable future, both economically and environmentally."
Scottish Renewables has called on both the Scottish and UK Governments to work together to further accelerate the development of renewables in Scotland following the announcement of the result of the Scottish Independence Referendum.
New research by Scottish Renewables shows the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry looks set to more than double in size in the next two years.
A top academic has urged Scots to harness the hidden heat in their rivers using "game changing" heat pump technology – or face being left behind in a technology race with Scandinavia.
Nominations for the prestigious prizes are now open, with new categories for 2014 also recognising the best in renewable energy photography, Engineering Excellence, and export success.
Scotland’s largest marine energy conference has been awarded Scottish Cities Global Excellence status as part of the Commonwealth Games legacy programme.
Scottish Renewables has launched a new video to highlight the benefits of renewable energy to Scotland
Scottish Renewables has welcomed two decisions by the energy regulator, Ofgem: to give the go-ahead to a subsea link between Caithness and Moray and confirmation of its transmission charging reform.
Scottish Renewables has welcomed an announcement by the Crown Estate that two new wave and tidal demonstration zones, and two new project sites, are set to be leased in Scottish waters.