Industry responds to government’s Hydrogen Strategy

The government has set out plans to create a ‘thriving’ low carbon hydrogen sector in the UK over the next decade – but what does the energy industry think?

Scottish renewable energy sector ‘supports more than 22k jobs’

Onshore wind is the biggest employer in Scotland, according to new research

Wind farms become one of the most ‘Instagrammable’ places for Scots influencers

A new study finds 250,000 Scottish 16-24-year-olds have taken a picture of a wind turbine

Ofgem confirms controversial plans for power network charges

Industry has slammed the regulator’s outcome of the Targeted Charging Review

New industry group floats offshore wind strategy

The group will meet regularly with the aim of providing a vision for large-scale deployment of floating wind farms in the UK

Waves
Price support mechanisms ‘must encourage marine energy uptake’

A new report from the Marine Energy Council and Scottish Renewables outlines how policies could incentivise wave and tidal energies

UK ‘must maintain climate change commitments’

A renewable energy industry body has said the UK must maintain its commitments to climate change targets. Scottish Renewables’ manifesto, launched ahead of the general election next month, details how it thinks the government can best ensure affordable energy and clean growth in the future. It highlights the importance of unlocking investment in the lowest-cost […]

Scottish Renewables chief to step down

The head of Scottish Renewables is to step down from his role this August. Niall Stuart has been the Chief Executive of the industry body since September 2009. He plans to set up his own consultancy focused on strategic communications, policy development and regulatory affairs. Patricia Hawthorn, Chairman of Scottish Renewables said: “Niall has led […]

Scotland called to source half of all energy from renewables by 2030

Scotland should set an ambitious new target of generating 50% of its electricity, heat and transport demand from renewables by 2030. That’s the call from trade body Scottish Renewabes in a manifesto launched today ahead of May’s Scottish Parliament election. The ‘Renewed Ambitions: Defining the Future of Renewable Energy in Scotland’ sets out how the […]

Scotland launches new energy storage network

A new Storage Network to bring together those with an interest in the sector has been launched. Scottish Renewables believes energy storage could help increase the use of renewable energy and cut carbon emissions. In a report titled ‘Energy Storage: The Basics’, it highlights some of the energy storage technologies available today at various scales and stages of […]