Two-thirds of Scots in rural areas back onshore wind

Both solar power as well as wave and tidal also received backing from 83% of people

New partnership aims to drive efficiency in oil and gas

The University of Strathclyde will help Baker Hughes, a GE Company, cut costs and cycle time, while extending the lifespan of oilfield equipment

Scottish island to receive electricity for 24 hours for the first time ever!

Fair Isle, currently home to 55 people, has only had access to power between 7.30am and 11.30pm until now

Dounreay nuclear site awards £22m waste storage contract

The Caithness plant is Scotland’s largest nuclear decommissioning project

Scotland to hire experts in key markets to drive energy exports

The US, Mexico, India, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia have been identified as having significant growth opportunities in oil and gas

Scotland ‘must lift thousands out of fuel poverty’

Citizens Advice Scotland have called for a consumer helpline to be set up to help solve the problem

Scotland doubles funding to turn the tide on marine plastic pollution

It is offering a share of £1m to support solutions that help ‘capture, collect, recover and reprocess’ marine plastic waste

Scotland appoints new environmental Chief Scientific Adviser

Professor Andrew Millar will provide scientific advice on issues such as the environment, agriculture and the wider rural economy

Scotland outperforms UK in reducing emissions

However, it’s progress is lagging on cleaning up transport and agriculture

SSE seeks to boost 18.7MW wind farm to 80MW

The Tangy wind facility will be upgraded with 16 new turbines