Climate change: Scotland becomes European Co-Chair of Under2 Coalition

The Coalition is a network of more than 200 governments that was set up to drive climate action globally

Scottish fuel poverty charity calls on Nicola Sturgeon for ‘mercy over lockdown energy debts’

Fuel poverty kills six people in Scotland every day of winter, according to the Energy Action Scotland, which asks for protection of customers as companies start to pursue unpaid bills

Election 2019: SNP’s energy and climate policies

Leader Nicola Sturgeon has demanded the UK matches Scotland’s climate ambitions, regardless of its position within the EU

New £6m district heating network fired up in Stirling

The facility is expected to save around 381 tonnes of carbon a year – equivalent to 1.5 million miles driven in an average petrol car

World’s first floating wind farm powers up in Scotland

  The world’s first floating wind farm has started generating power off the coast of Scotland. The 30MW Hywind wind farm is now delivering electricity to the Scottish grid. The five giant turbines, installed around 25 kilometres from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, will generate enough electricity to power 20,000 homes a year. The benefit of floating […]

Scotland to set up state-owned renewable supplier

The Scottish Government is to set up a publicly-owned, not-for-profit renewable energy company. That’s according to Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), who said the supplier would be set up by 2021 to sell energy to customers as the lowest possible price. She suggested the move would give vulnerable consumers more options […]

Scotland to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2032

The Scottish Government has said it will take action to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles by 2032. The move comes as part of a wider set of priorities for the next year to ensure the country is “seizing the opportunities of the low carbon revolution”. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said tackling climate change was […]

Nicola Sturgeon urges UK Government to support marine energy

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the UK Government to support marine energy. Mrs Sturgeon has urged the Tory Administration to sort out the “uncertainty” in the industry. She said: “It is absolutely vital that the UK Government honours its earlier commitment to provide a ring-fenced allocation for marine energy in its renewables […]

Scottish power plant closure ‘a body blow to self-sufficiency hopes’

The early closure of Scotland’s last coal power plant is “a body blow” to the country’s hopes of being self-sufficient. That’s according to Prospect, the union representing engineering and technical staff at the Longannet Power Station. The decision to close the plant by ScottishPower on the 31st of March next year follows National Grid’s decision not […]

Sturgeon demands urgent review of Scotland’s power supply

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is urging David Cameron to review the security of the nation’s electricity supply. She has written to the Prime Minister to seek reassurance the UK Government understands the “key role which Scottish capacity plays in ensuring adequate levels of energy security across the UK”. The call comes amid concerns about […]