UK Green Investment Bank to host Heriot Watt University – Scottish Energy News Researcher of the Year Award presentations

Green Investment BankDear Reader,

These awards are open to entries now, and the Awards will be presented in May 2015 by Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing in Edinburgh at the head office of the UK Green Investment Bank in Edinburgh.

Consequently, I write to you today for two reasons:  

 Firstly, to request that you circulate details of the Awards to students / young graduates in your organisation to encourage them to enter.

Although organised by Heriot Watt University’s Energy Academy, these awards are open to students at all Scottish universities and higher education colleges, as well as to young graduates who have recently begun their careers in Scottish energy sectors.

And secondly, I write to ask you to support Scotland’s young energy pioneers of the Year 2014-2015 by sponsoring one of these awards.

As a nation, we have the potential to maximise economic returns from fossil fuel exploration and recovery in the North Sea at the same time as pioneering leading technological innovation in exploiting Scotland’s large wind and wave power resources on a global scale – given the right ambition and encouragement.

Heriot Watt university – and its Energy Academy experts – are already making a highly positive contribution to this 21st century industrial revolution and we hope that the Heriot-Watt University/ Scottish Energy News Researcher of the Year Awards 2014-2015 will help to stimulate, accelerate, recognise and reward the brightest brains in the process of energy and engineering innovation for the national – and international – good.

If you have any queries, or wish to discuss any aspect of this competition and sponsor benefits, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or my counterpart at Heriot Watt, Dr. Patrick McCarthy. Ditto for our Sales and Marketing partner: Contact Publicity 15 Newton Terrace Glasgow G3 7PJ Tel: 0141 204 2042 Email:

I look forward to hearing from you (and hopefully seeing you at the Awards presentation!)

Yours sincerely,

Mark R Whittet (LLB, BA)

Executive Director

For a full-sized of the Award categories, please click on the image below.

Pixie Energy

Pixie logo Pixie Energy is an incubator and a facilitator of strategic research and project work, focusing on energy regulation, policy and markets at the local and national level. Find out more about Pixie Energy here.

Local Energy Matters: Scotland

Local Energy Matters: Scotland is a free-to-download brochure with a focus on energy tariffs in the two Scottish electricity distribution regions, as well news on local energy and low-carbon schemes.

Previous editions can be download here.

Scottish energy market overview

You can read an overview of the Scottish energy market here.

Scottish Government energy feed