A detailed study on how an offshore electricity grid between Scotland and north and south Ireland could be introduced has been commissioned after being awarded £1million in European funding.
The amount of heat from renewable sources in Scotland has trebled in the last three years.
The UK environment secretary has urged Scottish ministers to consider new rules to give communities greater say over windfarm applications.
Hydrogen could hold the key to bridging the gap between renewables and energy storage, according to Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing.
The European Union insists the 'ball is in China's court' over the anti-dumping tariff on imports of Chinese solar panels.
Scottish Tory proposals to shift renewable energy policy away from onshore wind would hit jobs and economic development while driving up household energy bills, it was claimed last night.
Shetland could scupper Alex Salmond's vision for an independent Scotland, according to a former chief executive of the islands' council.
Alex Salmond has been accused of inflating the value of North Sea oil reserves to boost the case for Scottish independence.
Recent temperature readings appear to indicate that the world stopped getting hotter some 15 years ago.
Shifting our reliance on conventional power-stations towards renewable energy is a win-win situation as far as the Scottish Government is concerned.
The Scottish environment secretary has called for "absolute transparency" over the gas leak on the Elgin platform.
Tens of billions of pounds could be saved and carbon reduction targets still met if less was invested in renewable energy, according to a new report.
Alex Salmond has claimed US property tycoon Donald Trump will finally come round and appreciate the benefits of renewable energy.
A Scottish Government minister has asked a Holyrood committee to launch an inquiry into fuel supplies to the Western Isles.
A NORTH-EAST MSP is attempting to get to the bottom of what assurances were given to Donald Trump over a planned windfarm.
THE only company supplying fuel to the Western Isles has been asked to explain the latest petrol and diesel price increases.
THE prime minister has been criticised at Holyrood for making "disparaging comments" about Scots who want oil and gas revenues to stay north of the border.
THE European Parliament has overwhelmingly rejected a moratorium on new offshore oil and gas exploration.
THE European Parliament is poised to reject calls for a moratorium on deep-water oil drilling following the Gulf of Mexico disaster.
European energy commissioner Gunther Oettinger called for a moratorium on new North Sea drilling yesterday following BP's Gulf of Mexico disaster.
North Sea oil and gas workers should be given paid holidays on top of time off onshore, according to unions.
Plans to inject carbon dioxide gas into the ground to mitigate the greenhouse effects of fossil fuel power plants is not possible "at any cost", according to leading petroleum experts.
Marine energy development took a historic step forward yesterday with the announcement of the successful bidders for the world's first wave and tidal leasing scheme.
THE commercial development of wind and wave power in the Pentland Firth and waters around Orkney could pave the way for an economic bonanza.
A row between an offshore support company and its landlord is being taken to the European Parliament.