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New company enters Scottish offshore wind market

The Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG) announced on 27 January that it has entered the offshore wind market with the intention to create opportunities for the Scottish supply chain. The company is working towards ScotWind – Crown Estate Scotland’s seabed … Continued

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MeyGen project records longest period of uninterrupted generation

Simec Atlantis Energy announced on 27 January that 2019 saw the longest period of uninterrupted generation from the 6MW MeyGen tidal array in the Pentland Firth. MeyGen exported over 13.8GWh of predictable renewable electricity in 2019, equivalent to the average … Continued

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Scottish government to fund AI applications for climate solutions

The Scottish government announced £170,000 of funding for artificial intelligence (AI) applications on 27 January to tackle the climate emergency. Six applicants have been chosen to develop AI-enabled technology through the Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund, managed by Scottish Enterprise. … Continued

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UKRI appoints champion for industrial decarbonisation centre

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has appointed Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer of Heriot-Watt University as its champion to develop a proposal for the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC). In the 23 January announcement, Science Minister Chris Skidmore said: “The … Continued

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Opportunity North East to create Energy Transition Zone in Aberdeen

Opportunity North East (ONE) set out its ambition to help create a world-leading Energy Transition Zone (ETZ) on 24 January to accelerate the delivery of net zero solutions in the north east of Scotland. ONE announced plans to work with … Continued

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Potential £500,000 investment for Dundee EV infrastructure

The electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Dundee may receive an almost £500,000 boost in investment from Transport Scotland and the Switched on Towns and Cities fund. Announced on 23 January, commercial EV charge points will be installed at Greenmarket … Continued

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North Ayrshire Council lays out plan to meet 2030 net zero target

On 22 January, North Ayrshire Council published its plans to meet its net zero emissions target by 2030. Elected members of Cabinet agreed, among other proposals, to: Engage with higher education establishments to develop proposals for a solar farm project. … Continued

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Scottish National Investment Bank legislation passed

Legislation to establish a Scottish National Investment Bank was by the Scottish Parliament on 21 January. The Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to require the establishment of the Scottish National Investment Bank was introduced by the Cabinet … Continued

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