Scottish Renewables

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

Scottish Renewables call for creation of a Net-zero Energy Commission

The next Scottish Government should establish a Net-zero Energy Commission to provide the country with a national net-zero pathway which would bring society together as it works towards a greener future, according to industry body Scottish Renewables.

Published 3 November 2020

Ambitious plans to increase Scotland's offshore wind capacity by 2030

The Scottish Government has set a new ambition to increase offshore wind capacity to 11 gigawatts (GW) of energy installed by 2030 – enough to power more than eight million homes.

Published 28 October 2020

Programme for Government: Praise for commitment to increased infrastructure investment

The Scottish Government has pledged to increase investment in infrastructure year on year so that by the end of the next Parliament it will be £1.5 billion higher than last year.

Published 2 September 2020

Removal of sustainability from planning requirements ‘a retrograde step for Scotland’

Proposals to remove rules supporting sustainable development in Scotland would harm renewable energy deployment and the country’s efforts to tackle the climate emergency, according to Scottish Renewables.

Published 2 September 2020

Scottish Renewables energy research shows green COVID-19 recovery jobs and investment boost

New figures released today by Scottish Renewables show the economic boost available if the government uses renewable energy to pursue a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 24 June 2020

Government makes £5.5m investment in local renewables and low carbon heat

Additional funding of £5.5 million is being made available for renewables projects to contribute towards a green recovery following the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 18 June 2020

Scottish Government announces £62m fund for energy sector

A multi-million-pound fund has been set up by the Scottish Government to help the energy sector recover from the dual economic impacts of coronavirus and the oil and gas price crash.

Published 15 June 2020

Crown Estate Scotland signals green light for multi-billion pound wind investment

Scotland's seabed is being opened up for new wind farm projects for the first time in a decade with the launch of a new round of leasing by Crown Estate Scotland.

Published 10 June 2020

Scottish Renewables appoints new directors to its board

Industry body Scottish Renewables has appointed seven new directors to its board.

Published 23 April 2020

Renewable energy tops MSP growth prediction poll

More members of the Scottish Parliament cite renewable energy as an industry with high growth potential than any other, according to new research released today.

Published 19 February 2020

Urgent change in infrastructure approach required to deliver net zero carbon economy

The Scottish Government should put “place” at the heart of coherent, infrastructure prioritisation and planning to achieve an inclusive net zero carbon economy, according to a 30-year infrastructure blueprint published today.

Published 20 January 2020

New steps to ensure offshore wind contracts stay in Scotland

Developers will have to agree on supply-chain commitments when applying for offshore wind leases, under steps to increase the number of contracts staying in Scotland.

Published 16 January 2020