PLANS have been tabled for a £200million windfarm off the coast of Aberdeen which could help turn the north-east into a global leader in the renewable energy industry.
Marine-power firm Trident Energy is to be given a £220,000 grant by Scottish Enterprise (SE) to help it to develop technology to harness wave and tidal energy.
Infotechnics, a provider of integrated software services to the oil and gas, power and utility industries, said yesterday it had won a £100,000 contract with Slovakian company Slovnaft.
Aberdeen-based Maritime Assurance and Consulting (MAC) said yesterday it had moved into the renewables sector after winning a contract with wave-energy specialist AWS Ocean Energy.
The north-east's renewables credentials were given a boost yesterday as engineering and construction group Technip launched its new offshore windpower division and signed an agreement with Iberdrola.
NEARLY two-thirds of Scots are interested in switching to renewable energy - but consider cost a major barrier.
ABERDEEN Renewable Energy Group has attracted another 10 new members in two months.
Energy company Centrica reported a large drop in profits yesterday amid a continuing furore over rising electricity and gas bills.
A HIGHLAND marine energy firm aims to carry on with what is claimed to be one of the world's largest wave projects after losing the backing of German company RWE.
THE expanding interest in renewable energy took another step this week with Inverurie-based Rural Development Initiatives being appointed to provide support for those interested in the use of wood as fuel.
NATIONAL Grid said its efficiency programme in the US was on target to save £122million by March.
Power utility Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) said yesterday that electricity production at the troubled Glendoe hydro station could restart in the first half of next year.
Scottish Power said yesterday it had appointed Keith Anderson as its new chief corporate officer.
NEW research shows that growth in renewable energy generation capacity remains robust, despite continuing economic turmoil, cuts in incentives and subsidies and low natural gas prices.
AN ENGINEERING student from Strathclyde University has developed an innovative gangway that could help save the offshore wind industry millions of pounds each year.
THE US has embarked on the largest building-based photovoltaics installation project yet.
ROMAN baths have a reputation for their restorative health properties, but could now be the key to unlocking commercial scale production of biofuel from algae.
A FINNISH firm which brought wind turbines to the icy region better know for its tourism links to Father Christmas, now has its sights set on the Arctic.
AT ITS peak, SLP Engineering had 1,500 people working at its Lowestoft yard.
Dan Heintzelman, currently chief executive of GE Energy Services, has been named chief executive of GE Oil and Gas.
BUDDING engineers from a Dundee high school have scooped a leading student design award for their work on a prototype remotely-operated vehicle.
STATOIL is divesting the bulk of its onshore wind power activities in Norway and is to focus its renewables capability primarily offshore, where it has a considerable grip on technology and projects.
DESPITE appearing to be a relatively quiet corner of the UK Continental Shelf, the Southern North Sea (SNS) remains a vibrant sector.
Workers are being made redundant at the BiFab yard in Lewis which is preparing to be mothballed within weeks.