Holyrood committee urges higher ambition on fuel poverty

The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee published a report on 29 January on the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill, calling for additional measures to put an end to thousands of people living in fuel poverty. … Continued

ScotWind leasing launch delayed

The Crown Estate Scotland has announced that it is pushing back the date of the earliest possible launch for ScotWind leasing to July 2019. It announced the updated timeline on 29 January, pushing back the lease launch from the original … Continued

Total announces significant North Sea discovery

Total has announced that it has made a “significant” new discovery in the North Sea of recoverable resources estimated to be 250mn boe. Announced on 29 January, the discovery is located on the Glengorm prospect located in the Central Graben. … Continued

Responses to Our Power failure

With Edinburgh-based energy supplier Our Power ceasing trading on 25 January, questions have been asked over the causes behind the failure. Regulator Ofgem said the energy supply to the group’s 38,000 customers will not be affected and prepayment meters can … Continued

WWF says Scotland could confidently end emissions by 2045

WWF Scotland has stated that Scotland has a variety of options to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. Published on 23 January, its report – A Climate of Possibility: Harnessing Scotland’s Natural Resources to end our Contribution to Climate … Continued

PRASEG hears proposals for future of onshore wind

The All-Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy (PRASEG) and the Green Alliance hosted an event on 22 January to discuss the role of onshore wind in the UK. The SNP’s Alan Brown said that the party supports onshore wind … Continued

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