Common Weal Opposes Closure of Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariffs Scheme
The UK Government recently quietly concluded a consultation on their plan to end feed-in tariffs (FITs) for renewable energy schemes. This scheme – introduced in 2010 – provides subsidies for small-scale, low carbon electricity generators such as rooftop solar panels.
Risk that public energy company could be 'like all energy suppliers with a Scot Govt logo', experts warn
Academics criticise lack of long-term supplier contracts in plan but also highlight the limits of what can be achieved under devolution
A REPORT setting out the options for the Scottish Government’s proposed publicly owned, not-for-profit energy company published on Monday has been met with criticism from academic energy experts.
Fife community fightback against petrochemical plant
Local residents are 'sick' of flaring at the Mossmorran petrochemical production plant
COMMUNITIES ACROSS FIFE are protesting the disruption caused by the local Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP) which began "flaring" over the weekend due to a plant fault.
The restart process causes significant levels of noise and sound pollution in the surrounding area.
After an "operating upset", a giant flame could be seen for miles around the plant accompanied by loud noise and vibration which enraged locals have said can go on for days at a time.
Report: Renewables Scotland 2030
The paper focuses on four key areas: energy infrastructure, electric vehicles, autonomous distribution and shipping.
A SCOTTISH National Energy Company should seek to emulate German and Nordic approaches by delivering not-for-profit renewable energy with strong municipal control, a new Common Weal paper argues.
Offshore windfarm projected to bring 2000 jobs to Scotland
A study from the Fraser of Allander Institute indicates a new windfarm off the coast of Fife could boost employment, but the project faces legal challenge from RSPB
A NEW STUDY from the Fraser of Allander Institute has reported that the proposed Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore windfarm project could support 2,000 jobs for every year of its estimated four-year construction, as well an average of 236 further jobs annually throughout the project’s lifespan.
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.
Concerns over EU renewable energy investment for West of Scotland after Brexit
Scotland's renewables sector is booming, but could be at risk due to Brexit
€9.3m OF EU funding for tidal energy research in the west of Scotland is secure for the 55-month duration the money has been allocated for - even if the UK leaves the EU within that timeframe - but the future of Scotland's growing renewables sector is now uncertain.