Scottish Government embarks on ‘green ports’ journey

The Scottish green port model aims to be an exemplar, adopting best practice which helps deliver net zero emissions and fair work principles

New £3.7m sustainable aviation test centre planned for Orkney

Different types of low carbon aircraft, including electric, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels, will be tested

Scotland awards £444k to tackle fuel poverty this winter

The Fuel Bank Foundation is receiving the funding to extend its work, which includes providing same-day support to top up prepayment meters for those at risk of disconnection

Plastic bag charge in Scotland to double to 10p

The move is expected to come into effect from 1st April

Scottish communities granted £3.2m for climate action projects

The Community Climate Asset Fund is supporting 279 projects, which includes the delivery of electric bikes, food growing equipment to reduce carbon emission and glazing to boost energy efficiency

Scotland to have its first hydrogen-powered train running during COP26

A car passenger train of ScotRail will be converted into a hydrogen-powered train by Arcola Energy and an industry consortium

New homes in Scotland could require zero emission heating systems

The Scottish Government is consulting on the proposed New Build Heat Standard, which aims to ensure heating systems in all new buildings given consent from 2024 do not emit any emissions

Scotland awards £18m to support sustainable farming

Letters with grant offers have been sent to more than 3,500 eligible farmers and crofters towards the purchase of agricultural equipment chosen for its effectiveness in reducing greenhouse gases

Climate change ‘could mean Southern England’s icy days melt away by the 2040s’

The Met Office predicts extremely low temperatures will only be likely to occur frequently at high altitudes in Scotland and Northern England by the 2060s

UK backs Glasgow-based firm in securing £3m deal for offshore wind farm

PCT Group Sales won its first renewable energy contract after receiving backing from UK Export Finance