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Funding pledged for CCUS research

The Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise have each pledged £50,000 of support for the UK’s largest research, industry and government partnership in carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS). CCUS is a group of technologies that capture … Continued

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Wave energy device could deliver electricity for ‘thousands of houses’

A team of engineers from the University of Edinburgh and the Universities of Trento, Bologna and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa in Italy is developing a wave energy device that could help generate low-cost electricity for thousands of Scottish homes. The … Continued

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Infrastructure Commission to look at 30-year strategy

An independent Infrastructure Commission that will advise on a 30-year strategy for the Scottish Government on national infrastructure priorities has appointed its final members. The group, chaired by Ian Russell CBE, will provide independent, informed advice on the vision, ambition … Continued

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Scottish government relaunches £10mn tidal energy fund

Up to £10mn is to be made available by the Scottish government to help support the commercial deployment of tidal energy projects in Scottish waters. Announced on 10 February, the Saltire Fund aims to drive innovation and reduce the costs … Continued

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New report in favour of a Scottish National Energy Company

Scottish ‘think and do tank’ Common Weal published a report on 8 February arguing the case for a Scottish National Energy Company (NEC). The report Powering Our Ambitions: The Role of Scotland’s National Energy Company and the Case for a … Continued

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15-year PPA signed by Engie with Moray East windfarm

A 15-year PPA has been signed by Engie with Moray East 950MW offshore wind farm. Engie have agreed a 23.3% stake in the power generated from the project. Oscar Diaz, Moray East Project Director, said the PPA “brings high-capacity, low … Continued

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Scotland and New Jersey share ambitions to tackle climate change

An agreement to tackle climate change has been signed by both First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy. The two agreed to sharing experience and best practices on tackling climate change, working with like-minded countries, states … Continued

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MPs urge future deal to support Scotland’s oil and gas industry

The Parliamentary Scottish Affairs Committee has urged the UK government to agree an “ambitious sector deal” to ensure that Scotland’s oil and gas industry can “navigate the challenges of its future and continue to prosper”. On 4 February, the committee … Continued

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