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Innovative battery storage technology praised by Scottish Government

Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, Kevin Stewart has praised the examples of the innovative battery storage technology being installed throughout Stirling, the Council reported on 15 August. The technology, part-funded £324,000 from the Scottish Government’s Decarbonisation Fund, is … Continued

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Scotland reaches 1,000 charge point milestone

Transport Scotland announced on 15 August that ChargePlace Scotland – the national network of electric vehicle charge points – now has over 1,000 publicly available electric vehicle charge points. The average distance between any given location to the nearest public … Continued

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World’s most powerful turbine to be manufactured in Dundee

Floating tidal stream turbine developer Orbital Marine Power has been awarded the main manufacturing contract for the company’s first commercial O2 tidal turbine to Scottish-based TEXO Group, it was announced on 13 August. The O2, which is capable of generating … Continued

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Spanish contractor wins £370mn energy-from-waste project contract

On 12 August, Spanish renewable energy firm Acciona announced that it has won a contract to build a €400mn (£370mn) energy-from-waste plant in Aberdeen. The NESS Energy project, which will be housed in a former gas storage site on the … Continued

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SSE in discussions with OVO over sale of household energy supply arm

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) announced on 10 August that it is in discussions with OVO Group over the possible sale of its UK household energy supplier arm, SSE Energy Services, “having determined that its best future lies outside the … Continued

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Glasgow confirmed as climate conference host

The government has confirmed Glasgow as the host city of next year’s UN Conference of the Parties (COP26) summit. The Cabinet Office made the announcement on 9 August, with Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus chosen as the event location. Claire Perry, … Continued

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Peterhead power station secures capacity contracts

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) announced on 9 August that it has reached an agreement with RWE Generation UK for the transfer of Capacity Market contracts from RWE’s Aberthaw B Power Station to SSE’s Peterhead Power Station. The gas-fired power … Continued

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OGUK to publish roadmap detailing activities to deliver sustainable future

On 7 August, Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) announced it will publish a key roadmap of all the current and future activity being undertaken by industry to deliver a sustainable future in a net zero context. It will publish the … Continued

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