Scottish Renewables



Scottish Renewables ‘bitterly disappointed’ over Contracts for Difference announcement

The UK government is to launch a consultation on whether to treat onshore wind projects on remote islands differently from onshore wind projects on mainland Great Britain, sparking anger from Scottish Renewables and the Scottish Government.

Published 10 November 2016

Scottish Renewables identifies six key innovation areas

Industry body Scottish Renewables has identified six key innovation areas that could drive the future of sustainable energy in the UK.

Published 19 February 2016

Call for Scotland to source half of all energy from renewables by 2030

Scotland should set an ambitious new target of generating the equivalent of 50 per cent of its total electricity, heat and transport demand from renewables by 2030, according to industry body Scottish Renewables.

Published 13 January 2016

Renewables confirmed as Scotland’s main source of power

Scotland’s renewables industry is now the country’s single largest contributor to electricity generation, new figures have revealed.

Published 23 December 2015

Blog: Making plans

Scotland's planning system is key to the success of the renewable energy sector. As the Scottish Government sifts responses to a review of the process, policy manager Stephanie Clark gives the headlines from Scottish Renewables' submission.

Published 22 December 2015

Scotland’s ‘love affair’ with solar power at risk

Inverurie has been named as Scotland’s solar capital as new figures reveal the nation’s love affair with home-grown energy for the first time.

Published 21 August 2015

Scottish Government to host emergency onshore wind summit

The Scottish Government is to convene an emergency summit to discuss the impact of the UK government’s decision to end onshore wind support.

Published 30 June 2015

Call to make heating a part of building law

Scottish Renewables has called for a change in planning rules in Glasgow to force developers to consider low cost communal heating systems.

Published 6 May 2015

Green energy planning wrangle slows fuel poverty action in Scotland

Green heat technology which could remove Scots households from fuel poverty is being stifled by restrictive planning conditions, according to industry body Scottish Renewables.

Published 23 December 2014

Renewables overtakes nuclear to become Scotland’s largest source of electricity

Renewable energy has become Scotland’s main source of power, new independent figures have revealed.

Published 27 November 2014