Scottish Renewables

Recommendations published for Scottish National Investment Bank

Details of the implementation plan for a publicly-owned Scottish National Investment Bank have been published today.

Published 28 February 2018

£80m strategic energy blueprint unveiled with 50% clean energy pledge by 2030

The Scottish Government has published the country’s first Energy Strategy which it said will strengthen the development of local energy, empower and protect consumers, and support climate change efforts while tackling fuel poverty.

Published 21 December 2017

Budget: £4 billion allocated for Scottish infrastructure

An allocation of over £4 billion of funding for infrastructure which includes a £756 million contribution to the Scottish Government’s target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes by 2021 were amongst a range of investment plans set out in the 2018-19 Draft Budget by finance secretary Derek Mackay.

Published 15 December 2017

Independent cost of energy review published

An independent review into reducing costs in each element of the electricity supply chain has been published by the UK government.

Published 26 October 2017

Sturgeon officially opens world’s first floating wind farm

The world's first floating wind farm was formally opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today.

Published 18 October 2017

Island wind projects eligible to apply for share of £557m renewable subsidy auctions

Up to £557 million of support will be available for future Contracts for Difference auctions with wind projects on the remote islands of Scotland able to apply for the first time, the UK government has confirmed.

Published 12 October 2017

World firsts dominate Scottish Green Energy Awards shortlist

A raft of offshore energy world firsts dominate the shortlist for the prestigious 2017 Scottish Green Energy Awards which was announced today.

Published 2 October 2017

Renewable energy projects win 15-year contracts after UK government auction

Two Scottish renewable energy projects which will power more than one million homes have been awarded 15-year contracts after a UK government auction.

Published 11 September 2017

£60m fund to help accelerate low carbon energy infrastructure

A new £60 million fund is to be made available to accelerate innovation in new technologies including low carbon energy infrastructure by 2020.

Published 6 September 2017

Hidden heat in sewers ‘could warm Glasgow through winter’

Scotland’s sewers contain enough natural and discarded heat to warm a city the size of Glasgow for more than four months a year, according to a new report.

Published 15 June 2017

Scottish Renewables welcomes government's 'ambitious' energy targets

The Scottish Government's new draft Energy Strategy shows an "ambitious" vision for the country's future energy system but ministers need to back it up with "clear actions", according to industry body Scottish Renewables.

Published 1 June 2017

More organisations build the case for construction ahead of General Election

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Scottish Renewables and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) have all released manifestos outlining key policy proposals to support construction and infrastructure ahead of the General Election.

Published 12 May 2017

Low-carbon infrastructure projects to share £43m direct investment

Details of how more than £43 million is being invested in low-carbon infrastructure were announced today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Published 10 May 2017

2030 renewables target reiterated as MSPs prepare to debate Scotland’s energy future

MSPs will today debate the future of energy in Scotland, with a focus on expanding the role of renewables in helping to cut carbon emissions in non-power sectors such as heat and transport.

Published 14 December 2016

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