‘Scotland’s island renewables vital for UK energy’

The UK Government must recognise the significance of ‘island renewables’ to the nation’s energy market. That’s according to Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse, who spoke ahead of planned talks with UK Energy Secretary Greg Clark. Their discussion at the Scottish Islands Renewables Delivery Forum are likely to focus upon the UK Government’s recent back-track on support for wind projects […]

EU to help Mediterranean islands go green

A new project to help Mediterranean islands transition to green energy has been launched. The Promoting Renewable Energy Sources Integration for Smart Mediterranean Islands (PRISMI) project aims to allow local authorities to see the potential of renewable energy on their island and plan how to implement it in an effective and affordable way. The 18-month project […]

Pacific Island nations to get green funding boost

A number of Pacific Island nations are to get a green funding boost. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved grants to support an Asian Development Bank (ADB) programme aiming to boost the adoption of renewable energy in the region. The proposed Pacific Islands Renewable Energy Investment Programme will help the Cook Islands, Tonga, the […]

UK launches climate support for small islands

The UK Government will provide climate change support for the Commomwealth’s small islands. Prime Minister David Cameron launched a “multi-billion” pound package to help those regions preserve their marine environments and economic developments. The UK will invest in locating valuable marine resources, strengthening their capacity to manage their local fisheries, tackling pollution and developing coastal […]

New strike price for onshore wind in Scottish islands

Onshore wind farm developers on Scottish islands will be given cash incentives to build more turbines, Energy Secretary Ed Davey has confirmed. Subsidies for onshore wind projects in the islands of Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles would be higher than the rest of the UK at £115 per megawatt hour (MWh). Mr Davey said […]