Scottish Renewables

Programme for Government: Praise for commitment to increased infrastructure investment

The Scottish Government has pledged to increase investment in infrastructure year on year so that by the end of the next Parliament it will be £1.5 billion higher than last year.

Published 2 September 2020

Removal of sustainability from planning requirements ‘a retrograde step for Scotland’

Proposals to remove rules supporting sustainable development in Scotland would harm renewable energy deployment and the country’s efforts to tackle the climate emergency, according to Scottish Renewables.

Published 2 September 2020

Scottish Renewables energy research shows green COVID-19 recovery jobs and investment boost

New figures released today by Scottish Renewables show the economic boost available if the government uses renewable energy to pursue a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 24 June 2020

Government makes £5.5m investment in local renewables and low carbon heat

Additional funding of £5.5 million is being made available for renewables projects to contribute towards a green recovery following the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 18 June 2020

Scottish Government announces £62m fund for energy sector

A multi-million-pound fund has been set up by the Scottish Government to help the energy sector recover from the dual economic impacts of coronavirus and the oil and gas price crash.

Published 15 June 2020

Crown Estate Scotland signals green light for multi-billion pound wind investment

Scotland's seabed is being opened up for new wind farm projects for the first time in a decade with the launch of a new round of leasing by Crown Estate Scotland.

Published 10 June 2020

Scottish Renewables appoints new directors to its board

Industry body Scottish Renewables has appointed seven new directors to its board.

Published 23 April 2020

Renewable energy tops MSP growth prediction poll

More members of the Scottish Parliament cite renewable energy as an industry with high growth potential than any other, according to new research released today.

Published 19 February 2020

Urgent change in infrastructure approach required to deliver net zero carbon economy

The Scottish Government should put “place” at the heart of coherent, infrastructure prioritisation and planning to achieve an inclusive net zero carbon economy, according to a 30-year infrastructure blueprint published today.

Published 20 January 2020

New steps to ensure offshore wind contracts stay in Scotland

Developers will have to agree on supply-chain commitments when applying for offshore wind leases, under steps to increase the number of contracts staying in Scotland.

Published 16 January 2020

Building sector responds to General Election result

Trade bodies from across the construction sector have been reacting to the Conservatives winning an overall majority after yesterday’s UK General Election.

Published 13 December 2019

Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm wins at Scottish Green Energy Awards

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm has been handed a top award by Scotland’s renewable energy industry.

Published 9 December 2019

Construction of Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm begins as Dundee nets ‘incredible’ turbine deal

Financial close has been reached on the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm heralding the start of construction on the project which will supply enough low carbon electricity for around 375,000 homes.

Published 28 November 2019

Scottish Renewables: Scotland ‘poised for Scandi-style heating revolution’

The Scottish Government’s new Heat Networks Bill could see the equivalent of 460,000 homes heated renewably by 2030, cutting emissions from heat by 10% and helping tackle the climate emergency, according to a new study.

Published 11 November 2019

Scottish Renewables sets out green energy manifesto for next UK Government

The next UK Government has been urged to commit to a package of measures to support Scotland’s renewable energy industry – including supporting innovation and the shift to low-carbon heat and allowing onshore wind to compete in the energy market.

Published 7 November 2019