Scottish Renewables

Building sector responds to General Election result

Trade bodies from across the construction sector have been reacting to the Conservatives winning an overall majority after yesterday’s UK General Election.

Published 13 December 2019

Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm wins at Scottish Green Energy Awards

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm has been handed a top award by Scotland’s renewable energy industry.

Published 9 December 2019

Construction of Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm begins as Dundee nets ‘incredible’ turbine deal

Financial close has been reached on the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm heralding the start of construction on the project which will supply enough low carbon electricity for around 375,000 homes.

Published 28 November 2019

Scottish Renewables: Scotland ‘poised for Scandi-style heating revolution’

The Scottish Government’s new Heat Networks Bill could see the equivalent of 460,000 homes heated renewably by 2030, cutting emissions from heat by 10% and helping tackle the climate emergency, according to a new study.

Published 11 November 2019

Scottish Renewables sets out green energy manifesto for next UK Government

The next UK Government has been urged to commit to a package of measures to support Scotland’s renewable energy industry – including supporting innovation and the shift to low-carbon heat and allowing onshore wind to compete in the energy market.

Published 7 November 2019

Political ban on energy market access risks planning approval for almost 50 wind farms

A new report warned that wind farms risk losing vital planning permission unless a political ban on their access to the energy market is lifted.

Published 1 November 2019

Green energy projects shortlisted for Scottish Renewables awards

Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, projects using hydrogen to store power and four green energy champions are among the shortlist for the 2019 Scottish Green Energy Awards, which was announced today.

Published 16 October 2019

Scottish Renewables releases document setting out benefits of renewable energy

Scottish Renewables has released a document which sets out renewable energy's contribution to Scotland in innovation, jobs, communities, climate and the rural economy.

Published 23 September 2019

Scottish Property Federation and Scottish Renewables reveal Budget wish lists

Amendments to a business rates policy and support for renewable energy are at the forefront of Scottish Property Federation (SPF) and Scottish Renewables calls ahead of tomorrow’s Scottish Budget.

Published 11 December 2018

Planet’s most powerful tidal turbine wins at Scottish Green Energy Awards

Scotland’s world-leading tidal energy sector and Dundee’s new V&A museum were among winners at the Scottish Green Energy Awards in Edinburgh last night.

Published 7 December 2018

V&A and Aberdeen events venue make Scottish Green Energy Awards shortlist

Dundee’s new V&A museum and Aberdeen’s new Exhibition and Conference Centre, which are both making use of cutting-edge green energy technology, are among the finalists for the 2018 Scottish Green Energy Awards.

Published 9 October 2018

Scotland outperforms UK in reducing emissions, report finds

Scotland continues to outperform the rest of the UK in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, but successful strategies for energy and waste mask a lack of progress in other parts of the Scottish economy, a new report has concluded.

Published 24 September 2018

UK government announces biennial clean energy auctions from 2019

UK energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry has announced a major support package for industry to power millions more homes and businesses over the next decade.

Published 23 July 2018

Building industry and planners set to give Planning Bill evidence

Holyrood's local government and communities committee will continue to examine the Planning (Scotland) Bill tomorrow as it hears evidence from organisations from the country’s builders and planners.

Published 6 March 2018

Final climate change plan published to reduce emissions by 66% by 2032

A Climate Change Plan which sets out in detail how Ministers intend to meet the target of reducing emissions by 66% by 2032, has been published by the Scottish Government.

Published 1 March 2018