Scotland
Scotland opens new green investment programme

The move will give councils, developers and a range of other organisations the change to pitch for large-scale sustainable investment

Scottish Government bans fracking

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

Edinburgh Uni granted £1.12m for hydrogen storage research

The HyStorPor study aims to increase the understanding of the hydrogen storage system, from the physical and chemical processes to social acceptability

Green Scottish developments may no longer need planning permission

Projects that could automatically get the go-ahead in Scotland include local renewable energy and electric vehicle charging points

Scotland
Scotland passes legislation for net zero goal by 2045

Members of the Scottish Parliament also agreed to a 75% emissions reduction goal by 2030

Scotland ‘will soon generate 100% of its power through renewables’

Wind, solar and hydropower are now Scotland’s main source of electricity, providing around three-quarters of all generation

Scotland fires up £30m fund for low carbon heating

The Scottish Government is providing up to 50% of the total eligible costs of a project, up to a maximum of £10m each

E.ON granted approval for 54.4MW Scottish wind farm

The number of turbines to be installed has been reduced from 19 to 16

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Ofgem gives green light for £260m Orkney electricity transmission link

The approval for SSEN to develop the 220MW power link is subject to conditions

Scottish local authorities granted £450,000 for energy efficiency

The grant is available to nine councils that have not yet piloted Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES)