New EV project to deliver up to £2.6m of savings for Scottish taxpayers

Project PACE is also estimated to potentially save £310m on connection costs if rolled out across the UK

Scottish Government greenlights construction of Scotland’s ‘tallest’ wind farm

The project consists of 22 turbines at a maximum height of 220 metres

Scottish Government consults on banning single-use plastic items

They include plastic plates, straws, cutlery, polystyrene food and drink containers and plastic balloon sticks

Scotland launches £3.5m fund for climate-friendly projects

The Community Climate Asset Fund is offering grants for projects including those that boost energy efficiency in buildings and enable the purchase of electric vehicles and bikes

UK Government agrees to invest £26.5m in clean growth projects in Angus

The funding includes up to £5.6m to promote North Angus and Montrose as a clean growth zone where new technologies can be used to improve energy efficiency

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 island communities to receive £2m for green recovery

The Islands Green Recovery Programme is now open for applications and will deliver investment in low carbon transport, food sustainability and zero waste projects

Carbon emissions from Scotland’s waste hit ‘record low’ in 2018

In 2018, emissions related to the country’s waste were 30% below the 2011 baseline, according to a Zero Waste Scotland report

Microsoft retrieves underwater data centre powered by tidal and wave energy

This is the final stage of research to investigate if it is logistically, environmentally and economically practical to operate data centre units left on the seafloor for years

Scottish Government launches Green Investment Portfolio

A total of 10 projects with £1.16bn of investment potential – ranging from hydrogen development and plastic recycling – are included in the first release of the portfolio