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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

Offshore Wind

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."

Onshore Wind Economics & Markets Grid

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.