New £540k Scottish hub to manage 5GW global renewable assets

It will oversee more than 175 renewable assets across the UK, Ireland, France and the US

Scotland sets sight on 90% emissions reduction by 2050

The target will be legally binding, subject to the consent of the Scottish Parliament

Scottish cleantech investment firm launches first venture fund

Greenbackers Investment Capital’s Cleantech Fund will direct money into businesses developing sustainable and innovative technology

Crown Estate to lease Scottish seabed to offshore wind developers

The organisation aims to encourage continued renewable development in the nation’s coastal waters

Crown Estate looks to make waves with tidal lease

Nova Innovation’s Shetland Tidal Array started delivering electricity to the local grid in 2016 and now has a lease to 2041

Scottish Government’s fracking ban not a ban?

INOES Shale has accused the government of taking an ‘Alice-in-Wonderland’ approach to fracking, warning confusion over the ban could affect jobs and investment

Scotland announces £3.5m energy efficiency fund for landlords

Local authorities and housing associations will be able to install measures such as solar panels, improved insulation and air source heat pumps

EDF buys 450MW Scottish offshore wind project

The Neart na Gaoithe wind farm is planned to be commissioned in 2023

Britain’s Hunterston B nuclear reactor to remain offline after cracks found

Last year, it produced enough electricity for 1.8 million homes and avoided 2.5 million tonnes of emissions

UK energy minister hails Scottish renewables success

The sector is delivering around 25% of the UK’s total renewable generation capacity