SSEN Transmission submits plan to support net zero transition

It intends to spend a minimum of £2.4bn between April 2021 to March 2026, which is expected to add £7 to consumers’ energy bills annually

Gas network failure leaves thousands of Falkirk homes without heating

Gas distribution company SGN has said it is working to restore supplies as quickly as possible

Hywind floating offshore wind data to be shared with renewables sector

Supply chain businesses and academics can now access a pre-defined set of full-scale measurements from one of Hywind Scotland’s five turbines for free

Thrive Renewables invests in new wind farm site in Scotland

Initial ground works have commenced at the site where three turbines with a total capacity of 2.7MW will be installed

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Scotland ‘could be poised for a clean heat revolution’

That’s the call from industry body Scottish Renewables, which suggests a new Heat Networks Bill could see the equivalent of 460,000 homes heated renewably by 2030

Scotland invests £3m to boost energy efficiency of social homes

It follows the announcement of a new standard to further improve the energy efficiency of homes in the social housing sector

New Scottish alliance targets 8GW of offshore wind

The newly established Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council also aims to boost the local content of projects and increase the number of jobs

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Scotland plans to introduce charge for single-use cups

The amount has yet to be confirmed, however, environmental advisers previously suggested a charge of between 20p and 25p

Scottish Government ‘should invest at least £500m every year to decarbonise’

WWF Scotland and Vivid Economics say fossil fuel heating must be phased out if the country is to successfully end its contribution to climate change by 2045

Ofgem rejects SSEN’s £709m Shetland power link

The approval was based on the Viking Energy Wind Farm securing subsidies through the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference auction last month