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£1.36mn granted to electrify NHS Scotland vehicle fleet

NHS Scotland has been awarded £1.36mn through the Transport Scotland Switched on Fleets Fund to support 112 new electric cars, Transport Scotland announced on 15 November. The vehicles, which will increase the number of Ultra-Low Emission vehicles in the NHS … Continued

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SNP pledges national free switching service

The SNP has pledged to introduce a national free switching service, which would enable people to find out how much money they can save on their energy bills and help them switch suppliers. Announced on 17 November in an emailed … Continued

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National Galleries Scotland ends BP partnership

National Galleries Scotland has ended its relationship with BP in response to the climate emergency, Friends of the Earth Scotland reported on 11 November. After 2019, the BP Portrait Award will no longer tour to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery … Continued

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SNP proposes Green Energy Deal to revolutionise renewable economy

The SNP proposed a new Green Energy Deal on 13 November to “revolutionise the renewable economy in Scotland and the rest of the UK.” If re-elected in Scotland following the general election on 12 November, the SNP will aim to … Continued

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New extension plans announced for Caithness wind farm

Boralex and Infinergy announced plans to extend the 21-turbine 90MW wind farm at Limekiln in Caithness on 11 November. The extension proposal consists of seven turbines and will increase the installed capacity by about 20MW. The extension plan is expected … Continued

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Scottish Renewables investigates heat network potential

Scottish Renewables published a report entitled Potential Heat Networks in Scotland’s Seven Cities on 11 November, showing that the Scottish Government’s new Heat Networks Bill could see the equivalent of 460,000 homes heated by renewables by 2030. A total of … Continued

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Western Isles Council commissions study into hydrogen opportunities

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) hosted a seminar in November in which it investigated the opportunities that hydrogen could offer the islands. A study to investigate how these opportunities may be accessed, supported by Community Energy Scotland, has … Continued

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Scottish Ministers grant extension to Sutherland wind farm

Scottish Ministers, on 5 November, revised the planning consent for an 11-turbine extension to SSE Renewables’ Gordonbush onshore wind farm in Sutherland. Consent had previously been granted in 2017 for a 15-turbine extension beside the existing Gordonbush site. However, the … Continued

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