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Moray West offshore wind project awarded marine consent

The Moray West offshore wind farm project – a joint venture owned by EDP Renewables and Engie – has received marine consent from the Scottish government. As reported by Offshore Wind Journal on 17 June, the awarding of marine consent, … Continued

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RSE outlines recommendations to meet Scotland’s energy needs

In its latest report published on 17 June, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has outlined the options for meeting Scotland’s energy needs. It looked at a range of different technologies which it assessed based on the following criteria: climate … Continued

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SNP urges Westminster to develop carbon capture technology

The SNP has urged the UK government to revive a previous commitment to develop carbon capture technology. The party said the government promised £1bn to develop the technology in 2014 that would have resulted in the creation of 600 jobs … Continued

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Energy Minister bemoans Westminster’s lack of support for onshore wind

Speaking at the Scottish Renewables’ Onshore Wind Conference and Exhibition on June 11 in Glasgow, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse expressed discontent that Westminster is not doing enough to encourage onshore wind generation. He said: “The … Continued

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Whitelee onshore windfarm to house super battery

The UK’s largest onshore windfarm is to undergo a purpose-built super battery development, which will be one of the biggest battery projects in the UK. Announced by site owner ScottishPower on 11 June, the Whitelee windfarm in Scotland, comprised of … Continued

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Scottish Government announces missing 2017 GHG emissions target

The Scottish Government announced on 11 June that the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 fixed annual target for 2017 of 43.946 MtCO2e has been missed. The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 targets are based on EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) … Continued

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SSEN and Citizens Advice Scotland launch £140,000 energy advice service

Announced on 10 June, SSEN has partnered with Citizens Advice Scotland to launch a £140,000 energy advice service to reduce fuel poverty and assist vulnerable customers in the northern Scotland electricity distribution area. The advice service will consist of four … Continued

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ScottishPower hails success of largest offshore windfarm 10 years on

ScottishPower has branded its Whitelee windfarm a ‘national success story’, claiming the site has generated enough green electricity over the last 10 years to provide almost 90% of total annual household electricity consumed by Scottish households and businesses. ScottishPower, in … Continued

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