News

Heat

Top Professor urges Scots to use heat in rivers – or lose it to the sea

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.

Multiple

Prestigious renewables award ceremony revamped with new categories

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.

Marine

Marine energy conference boosted by Global Excellence award

Scotland’s largest marine energy conference has been awarded Scottish Cities Global Excellence status as part of the Commonwealth Games legacy programme.

Renewables industry showcased in fact-packed new animation

Scottish Renewables has launched a new video to highlight the benefits of renewable energy to Scotland

Grid

Industry welcomes decisions on subsea cable and transmission charging

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.

Marine

Crown Estate announcement on wave and tidal projects

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.

Independent renewable generation in Scotland now powers more than one million homes

More than £66m was invested in independent, commercial-scale renewable electricity schemes in Scotland in 2013, generating around £234 million worth of electricity, up from £191m in 2012.

Planning & Consents

Renewables industry reacts to new planning measures

Scottish Renewables reacts to the launch of the Scottish Government’s new National Planning Framework 3 (NPF3) and Scottish Planning Policy (SPP).

Made in Scotland from renewables

“Made in Scotland from Renewables” is a new initiative from trade body, Scottish Renewables, to showcase 12 farms and food producers who are leading the shift to green energy generation.

Hydro

Calls for new hydro generation

Scottish Renewables calls for government action to unlock Pumped Storage energy security potential