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

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

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

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

Sturgeon launches Stirling District Heat Network

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opened the Stirling District Heat Network project on 7 August, which will see renewables technology harness energy from wastewater. The announcement, which was made as the Cabinet visited Stirling, is part of a new package … Continued

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