National Galleries Scotland ends BP partnership

National Galleries Scotland has ended its relationship with BP in response to the climate emergency, Friends of the Earth Scotland reported on 11 November. After 2019, the BP Portrait Award will no longer tour to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery … Continued

New extension plans announced for Caithness wind farm

Boralex and Infinergy announced plans to extend the 21-turbine 90MW wind farm at Limekiln in Caithness on 11 November. The extension proposal consists of seven turbines and will increase the installed capacity by about 20MW. The extension plan is expected … Continued

Scottish Renewables investigates heat network potential

Scottish Renewables published a report entitled Potential Heat Networks in Scotland’s Seven Cities on 11 November, showing that the Scottish Government’s new Heat Networks Bill could see the equivalent of 460,000 homes heated by renewables by 2030. A total of … Continued

Scottish Ministers grant extension to Sutherland wind farm

Scottish Ministers, on 5 November, revised the planning consent for an 11-turbine extension to SSE Renewables’ Gordonbush onshore wind farm in Sutherland. Consent had previously been granted in 2017 for a 15-turbine extension beside the existing Gordonbush site. However, the … Continued

Scottish Renewables launches its green energy manifesto

Scottish Renewables has published its manifesto for the upcoming General Election, which sets out a package of measures to support the UK’s aim to modernise its energy system and tackle the climate emergency. Published on 7 November, the organisation’s six priorities … Continued

Costain secures energy sector contracts

Construction and engineering company Costain announced on 7 November that it has secured design, engineering and consultancy contracts worth £4mn for the energy market. The contract awards being delivered by the Aberdeen team include topside modification projects for several subsea … Continued

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