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Labour calls for green industrial revolution

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a green industrial revolution to take place in the UK during a visit to Fife, Scotland. As reported by The Courier on Saturday 14 September, Corbyn criticised EDF for moving work to manufacture … Continued

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Scotland oil and gas production increased 4.6% in 2018

Statistics announced on 11 September by Scotland’s Chief Statistician show that oil and gas production in Scotland in 2018, including Scottish adjacent waters, is estimated to have been 77.2mn tonnes of oil equivalent – an increase of 4.6% compared to … Continued

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Carbon Trust launches floating wind technology acceleration competition

The Carbon Trust’s Floating Wind Joint Industry Project launched a competition on 11 September aimed at accelerating the development and commercialisation of floating wind farms. The Carbon Trust expects that, by 2030, a further 12GW of floating wind capacity could … Continued

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SHE-T decision on needs case to follow results of CfD AR3

Ofgem stated on 12 September that it will publish its decision on the Final Needs Cases for the Shetland and Western Isles electricity transmission projects in Autumn 2019. In its minded-to position on the Final Needs Case for the Scottish … Continued

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Scottish Government departments to set dates for emission achievements

The Scottish Government has committed all public sector bodies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero and publish annual updates on their progress as part of an initiative to tackle climate change. A 12-week consultation was opened on 11 September … Continued

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Warrington Borough Council set to invest £18mn in Scottish energy company

It was reported on 10 September that Warrington Borough Council is set to pay £18mn for a 50% stake in the domestic, Clydebank-based supplier Together Energy. The Labour-run authority is also expected to grant a £4mn loan to the suppliers. … Continued

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EDF Renewables opens Dorenell wind farm

EDF Renewables announced on 5 September that it has opened its Dorenell wind farm in Moray, Scotland. The wind farm is the largest onshore wind site in Europe for EDF Renewables. Dorenell wind farm, which has 59 3MW turbines, was … Continued

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Ofgem approves of SSEN derogation for Orkney connections trial

On 6 September, Ofgem announced it had approved a derogation for Scottish & Southern Electricity Network (SSEN) so that it can trial its Alternative Approach to connection queue management. This would be an alternative solution to the current first-come, first-served … Continued

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