Scottish Renewables



UK Government’s Clean Homes Grant derided as ‘insufficient for the scale of the challenge’

The UK Government’s new Heat and Building Strategy has come under fire today, being described by one industry leader as “insufficient for the scale of the challenge we face".

Published 19 October 2021

Tidal, hydro, heat vie for honours at Scottish Green Energy Awards

Gravity, indigenous crofters and in-turbine toilets are all key parts of projects which have been shortlisted for the 2021 Scottish Green Energy Awards, announced today.

Published 5 October 2021

Renewable industry priorities outlined ahead of Programme for Government

Scottish Renewables has set out some of its priorities for the Scottish Government’s upcoming Programme for Government, which will be published in the coming weeks.

Published 27 August 2021

Key contractors appointed to deliver £50m repowering of Tummel Bridge Hydro Plant

SSE Renewables is to invest almost £50 million over the next two years to repower the existing Tummel Bridge Hydro-Electric Power Station with modern and efficient turbine technology.

Published 26 August 2021

UK’s largest renewable energy awards will return to Edinburgh in December

The Scottish Green Energy Awards opened yesterday with nominations invited for 11 categories across all renewable technologies.

Published 28 July 2021

Scottish Renewables: Our work on the Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill

Having engaged in the Heat Networks (Scotland) Act since its earliest days, working with civil servants and ministers to provide the views of the renewables sector, Scottish Renewables highlights the work that was carried out and the teamwork that was necessary to achieve these wins.

Published 1 July 2021

New figures reveal extent of Scotland's renewable energy jobs and investment

New figures which show the economic reach of Scotland’s renewable energy sector for the first time are have been released by the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute.

Published 3 June 2021

Renewable energy hub plans unveiled for Port of Leith

Forth Ports has today unveiled proposals for the creation of Scotland’s largest and best located renewable energy hub on a 175-acre site at the Port of Leith.

Published 25 May 2021

New energy transition and supply chain manager appointed at Scottish Renewables

Member body Scottish Renewables has created a new role to strengthen the renewable energy industry’s voice in the transition to a net-zero energy system.

Published 29 March 2021

Crown Estate Scotland completes ScotWind Leasing review

Crown Estate Scotland has announced the outcome of its review of the option structure for ScotWind Leasing, the leasing round for offshore wind farms in Scottish waters.

Published 26 March 2021

97.4% of Scotland’s electricity consumption met by renewables in 2020

New figures released yesterday by Scottish Renewables have revealed that Scotland has not met its 2020 target of generating the equivalent of 100% of the nation’s gross electricity demand from renewable sources.

Published 26 March 2021

First Minister to address renewable energy conference

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will deliver an address at Scottish Renewables’ Annual Conference to be held online this week.

Published 22 March 2021

Scottish offshore wind delay 'would risk domino effect of damaging consequences’ for sector

Continued disruption to Scotland’s offshore wind sector risks the loss of billions of pounds of long-term investment and Scotland's vital 2045 climate change target, Scottish Renewables has warned.

Published 16 March 2021

New chair elected at Scottish Renewables

Scottish Renewables has announced the appointment of Adam Morrison as its new chair.

Published 15 March 2021

ScotWind Leasing process delayed for option structure review

Crown Estate Scotland is reviewing the option structure for its ScotWind Leasing process after similar auctions in England and Wales resulted in higher than expected prices.

Published 12 February 2021