SSE and the Scottish Government have both revealed they plan to appeal against a legal ruling on a planned 67-turbine windfarm. The move comes after a judge said the government’s decision to approve Stronelairg windfarm was “defective”. A review had originally been sought by the John Muir Trust.
The developer behind the proposed wind farm off the coast of the Trump International golf resort has raised £237million in the sale of another offshore energy project.
Miners at the UK’s last remaining deep-coal pit sang as they travelled underground for their final shift this morning.
Drastic cuts to solar subsidies are damaging investor confidence, MPs have warned in a letter to the Government.
Vattenfall is in the midst of a restructuring after being hit by massive write-downs in the value of its traditional generation business as well as a fall in energy prices. The utility, which is wholly owned by the Swedish state, was affected by £3billion write-downs on its coal and gas-fired assets in Europe in 2013.
The Orkney firm behind plans for the world’s biggest tidal turbine said yesterday it had secured a further £5.7million for the project. Kirkwall-based Scotrenewables Tidal Power (STP) said the massive two megawatt floating device, which is about 250ft long, was nearing completion at Harland and Wolff (H&W) shipyard in Belfast. It is due to be launched early next year before being towed to the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney for the start of grid-connected testing.
The Government has been accused of “huge, misguided cuts” to clean energy after it announced reductions of almost two-thirds to subsidies for solar panels on homes.
The European Commission has approved state aid compensation for energy intensive industry which is estimated to be worth £300 million a year, including £45 million to steel companies.
The Government has been accused of “huge, misguided cuts” to clean energy after it announced reductions of almost two-thirds to subsidies for solar panels on homes. The move, which ministers say is necessary to curb rising costs of green energy on consumer bills, comes just days after the UK backed the world’s first universal agreement to avoid dangerous climate change by bringing down greenhouse gas emissions. Reductions in payments under the “feed-in tariff” scheme for energy generated by new small-scale renewables are not as severe as originally proposed in the summer, when ministers floated an 87% cut for domestic solar electricity compared with current levels.
Subsidies for small scale solar panels on homes are to be cut by 64%, the Government has announced. Reductions in payments under the “feed in tariff” scheme for energy generated by new small scale renewables are not as severe as originally proposed in the summer, when ministers floated an 87% cut for domestic solar electricity.
Atlantis Resources has struck a deal to acquire two projects from Scottish Power Renewables UK for its tidal development company. The deal for Tidal Power Scotland (TPSL) is estimated to be around £6.6million, or 3,859,703 shares, which equates to around 6% of the issued share capital. Atlantis said as part of the transaction, TPSL will acquire Scottish Power Renewables entire tidal portfolio, comprising the 10MW Sound of Islay site and the 100MW Ness of Dunscaby site.
Cuts to renewable energy subsidies would be a betrayal of the UK’s commitment to the Paris climate deal and a “slap in the face” for successful community schemes, Labour said.
Alex Salmond has stepped up his war of words with Donald Trump, describing the US billionaire as a “three-time loser” after his latest court case was thrown out.
US presidential candidate Donald Trump said he will continue to fight against an offshore wind farm project near his Scottish golf resort after losing a battle in the Supreme Court.
Donald Trump has lost a Supreme Court fight against an offshore windfarm project near one of his Scottish golf courses.
Technology developed by wave energy company Aquamarine Power has been put up for sale as its administrators try to recoup some of the £90 million invested in the business. Graham Newton and James Stephen from accountancy firm BDO were appointed as administrators of the Edinburgh-based company in October. They were asked by its directors to find a buyer or investors for the business, but a month later in November no offers were on the table and so the firm ceased trading, with the loss of 13 jobs in Edinburgh and one in Belfast.
European power markets are experiencing ongoing supply-side changes as a large volume of conventional generation capacity is closing.
A town in Woodland, North Carolina rejected a bid for a solar farm amid claims it would 'suck-up all the energy" and drive out business.
AFC Energy, the industrial fuel cell power company, has installed all 24 fuel cell cartridges at the KORE system build at the Stade facility in Germany.
Saving the world isn’t going to be cheap. If you sell oil, coal or old-fashioned cars, that threatens disaster. For makers of stuff like solar panels, high-tech home insulation, and efficient lighting, it’s a potential miracle.
An energy giant was paid nearly £600,000 in less than a month - to turn off its windfarm and not produce any electricity.
Councillors about to decide on another major Highland windfarm have received letters from the developer and a leading objector, both hoping to influence the decision.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has applauded the global pact to fight climate change that was adopted by nearly 200 nations in Paris.
It took years of careful planning by the United Nations and the 195 countries involved to reach the historic deal on climate change agreed in Paris on Saturday.
The deal struck at United Nations climate talks requires an overhaul of historic proportions for energy policies worldwide and a huge investment in cleaning up the pollution now damaging the Earth’s atmosphere.