Scottish Government bans fracking

Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse confirmed the government will not issue any licences for unconventional oil and gas projects

Fife Council fires up £24m district heating network

It provides low carbon heating by using the steam from RWE’s biomass combined heat and power plant at Markinch

‘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 […]

Scotland tops EU emissions reduction league

Scotland has outdone all its European neighbours when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Between 1990 and 2010, emissions in Scotland fell by 22.8%, which a new European league table shows is the largest reduction among the EU-15 Member States. Scotland’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change Paul Wheelhouse said the European Environment Agency […]