Jon Southerington: How we can go zero carbon in Orkney
Jon Southerington, Orkney resident in Deerness, makes a series of proposals for how the north-east island could contribute to the Scottish Government’s new zero carbon emissions target by 2045
VIEWING the Orkney Islands Council plans for Wind Turbine projects in Hoy, Faray and Quanterness has got me thinking about how we in Orkney can do our bit to meet the zero emissions targets (or be a negative emissions community due to our renewable energy production potential), whilst actually making Orkney cleaner and a less expensive place to live.
Gordon Morgan: We need solutions, not scaremongering, on Scotland's green energy transition
Common Weal Energy researcher Gordon Morgan criticises a news piece and editorial in the Herald which sought to scaremonger about renewables, at a time when what we need to be worrying about is the dangers of not going green
‘BLACKOUTS, deaths and civil unrest’.
World's first hydrogen powered ferry to be built in Scotland with EU funding
€9.3million has been awarded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation fund towards the project
THE last remaining shipbuilder on the lower Clyde, Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd (FMEL), has successfully led a European consortium to win a bid for EU funding to build the world’s first hydrogen powered ferry.
Support for Scottish renewables investment soars as UK economy teeters
New survey finds large majority back green economy future
A SURVEY by a leading conservationist group has found a surge in support for Scottish Government investment in renewable energy projects and other green economy measures as the UK economy continues to suffer low growth and instability.
The survey for World Wildlife Fund Scotland found that 72 per cent felt the Scottish Government should be doing more to heat Scottish homes through renewable energy up from 59 per cent in 2016.
Scotland dominates UK wind wealth yet Scottish Tories brand wind power "single-minded"
High hopes for Scottish wind on the line as Tories in Holyrood maintain subsidy cut position
AROUND HALF of all the jobs and turnover in onshore wind energy sector across the UK is in Scotland despite Tory cuts, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
The number of workers in Scotland employed directly and indirectly in the low carbon and renewables sector rose to 58,500 in 2015, a rise from 43,500 employed the year before.
According to figures from the ONS the low carbon and renewables sector generated £10.5bn.
Campaigners turn the screw for a full ban as @scotgov launches fracking consultation
As fracking consultation opens to the public, groups mobilised to demand a final full ban
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS have told the Scottish Government that a full ban on fracking in Scotland is necessary to uphold public health and energy sustainability.
Swedish and Scots firms team up to build Pentland Firth floating windfarm
Inverness engineering group wins contract for floating windfarm off Caithness coast
SCOTTISH firms Global Energy Group and Dounreay Tri Limited (DTL) have secured a contract to build a floating windfarm off the Caithness coast which will power 8,000 homes.
The project is the first of its kind to be built in a deeper water coastline and is being supported by Swedish engineering company Hexicon, which owns DTL.
Glasgow renewable companies look to Ireland amid Brexit mood of hostility
Company invests in solar farms in Northern Ireland and the Republic but fears the effect of brexit on business
NEO ENVIRONMENTAL (NE), an ecological, engineering and solar power firm, has secured contracts for the development of one 50 MW (Megawatts) and one 70 MW solar farm in Ireland, which, when finished, will be two of the largest in the country.