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Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Investment Announcement

Scottish Renewables responds to early investment contract announcement

Bioenergy Heat

Scots’ heat victory cemented by launch of new government scheme

A group of organisations, co-ordinated by Scottish Renewables, asked the Department of Energy and Climate Change to allow social landlords to claim under the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, or RHI, last year. The push – backed by WWF, Energy Action Scotland and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, among others – was successful, and the scheme was introduced last week.

Scottish Renewables' response to UK Government’s Solar PV Strategy

Stephanie Clark, Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “Scotland may not be famous for its clear skies, but technological advances and the falling price of solar mean we are now able to grasp the opportunities the sector presents."

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Rumoured Conservative onshore wind pledge would raise bills and cost thousands of Scots jobs

Rumoured Conservative plans to eradicate onshore wind turbines would result in thousands of job losses in Scotland, raise energy bills and set back the growth of every renewable technology, the Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables has said.

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"Best-ever" year for Scottish renewables

Scotland’s green energy record was broken in 2013 – as new figures show wind, hydro, solar, and biomass generated enough electricity to meet 46.5% of the country’s needs.

Offshore Wind

Scottish Renewables' response to SSE announcement on offshore wind

Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “These decisions reinforce the uncertainty which developers have about the future of the offshore wind sector, and reinforce that continued, strong support from both the Scottish and UK Governments is absolutely critical to the future of the industry."

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Scottish Renewables' response to Siemens manufacturing announcement

Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “The announcement by Siemens illustrates the scale of opportunity available to Scotland if we utilise our offshore wind potential."

Offshore Wind

First major offshore wind projects in Scotland given go ahead

Moray Firth sees two wind farm projects - MORL & BOWL - consented by Scottish Government

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Aquamarine Power Founder scoops Saltire Prize Medal

Allan Thomson thanked the Aquamarine Power team for their "passion and imagination".

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Project TransmiT delay – Scottish Renewables response to Ofgem announcement

Responding to Ofgem’s announcement, Scottish Renewables Director of Policy, Jenny Hogan, said: “We’re pleased that Ofgem remains committed to reducing the gulf in transmission charges for projects on the Scottish mainland compared to those south of the border. “However, the industry will be disappointed that this proposal will not now be implemented until April 2016 – two years after the new system was meant to come into effect.”