Exclusive: Campaigners call on Scottish Govt to release legal advice on testing
It remains unknown what legal advice the Scottish Government received on parents’ rights to opt out of the new national standardised tests, or whether it supports their position
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has been urged to release legal advice regarding parents' rights to opt out of controversial standardised tests, after an FOI confirmed that Ministers have received legal advice.
Glasgow renewable firm poised for expansion into Africa and US
Renewables company is one of many to branch out from UK trading to American and African energy markets
A GLASGOW BASED company is set to advance into the energy markets of Africa and the US with a newly developed renewable energy generator.
CCL Components builds hybrid power battery systems which can store and give power to areas that are far off the grid and therefore ideal for parts of the global south lacking direct energy infrastructure.
Charities and transport campaigners back 50% renewable target by 2030
Campaigners say a third of all cars and half of all buses should be electric by 2030
A NEW REPORT has suggested that half of all of Scotland’s energy including heat, transport and electricity can be obtained from renewables by 2030.
Charities backing the paper have said that it shows the most cost effective way to reach the Scottish Government’s climate targets is by developing greater renewables use in transport and more efficient housing.
Scottish parties call for a "national plan" for renewable energy storage
Parties from Scotland want plan to ensure financial security and flexibility for renewables
BOTH the SNP and Scottish Greens have urged the UK Government to develop a national renewable energy storage strategy for wind power and hydro power.
The plan originally announced by SNP energy spokesman Callum McCaig was supported by Mark Ruskell of the Scottish Greens in addition to his party's own suggestions.
Citizens Advice welcomes fresh Aberdeen City Council attempt to tackle fuel poverty
Council takes step to ensure city's long term energy needs amid a series of shocks in North Sea Oil market
ABERDEEN City Council (ACC) has agreed to set up its own Energy Services Company (ESCo) in efforts to manage all of the city's energy use, deployment and development.
The ESCo plans to be an "arms length" organisation completely owned by the council but operating outside of its usual structures, and it will also be given a remit to expand and develop the energy-related services of the city in the future.
.@scotgov and Scottish Greens challenge Westminster to "up its game" on renewables
As renewables trade body sees slump in membership, Holyrood government and Scottish Greens blame Westminster
THE Scottish Government and the Scottish Greens have criticised the UK Government’s energy policy after it emerged that Scottish Renewables, the renewable trade association, has seen a 15 per cent decline in membership since the UK Government announced its cut in subsidies for new onshore windfarms, while staff numbers have also been cut.
Scottish cities hailed as solar leaders in new report urging decentralisation of energy
Scotland comes out with top marks as councils look to revolutionise local energy
THE SCOTTISH CITIES of Glasgow and Stirling have been praised for their unique solar initiatives and as “local energy leaders” in a new report by the Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) association.
Cameron accused of "shameless hypocrisy" over renewable energy
Cameron stresses need for targets to be met at in his COP21 speech, but cuts to renewables see UK lagging behind
PRIME MINISTER David Cameron has been accused of "shameless hypocrisy" as he urges stronger climate targets only weeks after dramatically cutting UK renewable subsidies.