Scottish Renewables

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

New directors join board of Scottish Renewables

Industry body Scottish Renewables has appointed two new directors to its board, with a third re-elected for a second term.

Published 2 February 2021

Scottish Government publishes new hydrogen policy statement

Scotland's hydrogen sector will receive £100 million over the next five years to support an ambition to generate enough renewable and low-carbon hydrogen to power the equivalent of 1.8 million homes by 2030.

Published 21 December 2020

Plan for one million zero emission homes by 2030 is 'ambitious' but detail needed on delivery

Over a million homes in Scotland need to be upgraded to low carbon heating by 2030 to ensure the Scottish Government meets its statutory climate change targets, according to an updated plan published yesterday.

Published 17 December 2020

Top renewable energy projects crowned at virtual Scottish Green Energy Awards

An underwater robot which is changing the game for offshore subsea inspection processes has been handed a top award by Scotland’s renewable energy industry last night.

Published 27 November 2020

Local authority planning logjam ‘threatens net-zero commitments’

Scotland’s 32 local authorities are facing a planning logjam which will jeopardise the country’s climate targets, new research by industry body Scottish Renewables reveals today.

Published 23 November 2020