Construction of Glen Noe Hydro Scheme begins

Announced on 19 June, construction of the Glen Noe Hydro Scheme began in May following original consent from Argyll & Bute Council in September 2016. The 2MW run-of-river hydro scheme is located near Loch Etive in the west of Scotland. … Continued

Equinor strikes Hywind power purchase agreement

Equinor has secured a power purchase agreement (PPA) for its 30MW Hywind floating wind farm, located 30km off the coast of Peterhead. The company said the deal is the first ever PPA transacted for a floating offshore wind farm. Danske … Continued

Moray gets funding for electric bus

Announced on 13 June, Moray Council has received funding for an all-electric bus for use across the region. The bus will connect Aberlour and Forres more than 24 miles apart, making stops at villages such as Knockando and Dallas along … Continued

Inch Cape offshore wind farm gains approval

Announced on 18 June by Inch Cape Offshore, the Scottish Government has now granted planning permissions for a 72-turbine wind farm off the Angus coast. The plans for the wind farm were submitted by Inch Cape Offshore, owned by China’s … Continued

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