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.
EU grants €4.4m to Scottish tidal power pioneers in defiance of Brexit
EU pours more money into Scottish tidal research in the face of Brexit
A EUROPEAN tidal power research group will be lead by a Scottish tidal energy firm after it secures €4.4m of funding from the European Commission.
Nova Innovation along with Dutch and German companies will test a new tidal turbine mechanism which designers hope will make tidal power less expensive and more reliable.
Six figure grant for tidal technology testing by Aberdeenshire marine company
As tidal energy gets a big boost in the news, government body gives aid to north east energy developers
CURRENT2CURRENT LTD (C2C), a Scottish marine energy company, has received a research and development grant of £100,000 from Scottish Enterprise.
The grant will be added to the company’s own allocated funds of £260,000 and match funding from a private investor to allow the testing of a new tidal energy convertor it is building in rural Grampian over the next six months.
First minister celebrates as Scotland becomes home to world’s first large scale tidal stream farm
Sturgeon visits MeyGen project as first phase signals governments plans to focus on tidal power
SCOTLAND will become the location of the world’s first ever large-scale tidal stream farm as the MeyGen project owned by Atlantis Resources Ltd is launched today (12 September).
The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will visit the project which is in its first phase and will see its first turbines in the planned tidal stream array turned on.
Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland launch a celtic union of renewable energy
UK nations and Ireland unite research bodies to create new renewable industry opportunities
A NEW RENEWABLE collaborative network has been formed by Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland to develop research in the area of ocean energy and ocean technology.
Campaigners hail first grid-connected offshore tidal power in Scotland
Tidal energy company celebrates having first commercial model connected to the grid
NOVA INNOVATION, Edinburgh-based tidal power specialists and engineers, have deployed the world’s first fully-operational, commercially based and grid-connected offshore tidal array in Shetland.
Two out of a series of three 100 kW turbines have been deployed this month, making the group the first offshore tidal array in the world to deliver electricity to a national grid.
EU defies UK cuts to Scots renewables with £20m grant to tidal project
Tidal wave demo turbine to receive massive payout by European research bodies in bid to aid Scottish industry
EUROPEAN UNION bodies responsible for renewables industry research and funding have given a grant of £20m to the MyGen tidal project in the Pentland Firth.
Atlantis Resources Ltd won the EU grant after revealing the next phase of its project to build a 6 megawatt (MW) turbine set.
By Mike McKenzie
THERE is a battle being fought across the Highlands and Islands that unfortunately did not get a high enough profile in the General Election campaign. It is a high stakes battle and quite simply the future of the Highlands and Islands depends on it. Its outcome could be every bit as profound as that of the Highland clearances.
Andrew Smith: Wave technology and reinventing the Clyde after Trident
Campaign Against the Arms Trade spokesperson Andrew Smith looks at alternative industries for the Clyde in a post-Trident landscape
"THAT'S all well and good, but what about the jobs?"
It feels like it misses the point, but it's a familiar argument to those of us who argue against Trident or arms exports.