A SERIES of public meetings to discuss controversial plans for a £200million windfarm off the coast of Aberdeen will get under way next week.
THE future commerciality of the marine energy industry is being put under the spotlight by a group of MBA oil and gas students at Aberdeen Business School.
DEVELOPERS behind a nine-turbine windfarm scheme for Donside will put plans on display at two public exhibitions in September.
RENEWABLE-ENERGY firms in the north-east are confident about their prospects and ready to grow, a survey of the industry has revealed.
THE European offshore wind market could offer huge opportunities to firms in the UK but issues over financing will dictate how fast it takes off, an event in Aberdeen was told last night.
GLOBAL renewable-energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power yesterday announced the signing of an agreement for lease with the Crown Estate for its 450-megawatt Neart na Gaoithe project.
A CONSULTANT for the Cairngorm National Park Authority told the Dava Moor windfarms inquiry yesterday that turbines would be visible from some of the most "iconic and sensitive" high ground in Scotland.
ENERGY regulator Ofgem has stepped up its investigation into the big six energy suppliers by appointing a specialist team of accountants to investigate how they calculate their profits.
ENERGY service group 3Sun is looking to expand its Scottish and European operations after opening offices in Aberdeenshire and Norway.
PLANS for a controversial £200million windfarm off the coast of Aberdeen will come under public scrutiny later this month.
MORE should be done to allow businesses specialising in creating energy from waste to contribute to meeting Scotland's low-carbon targets, according to a European legal expert on the sector.
SCOTLAND'S first grid-connected, commercial-scale tidal turbine, has been installed off Orkney.
RESIDENTS living near a community wind turbine in Aberdeenshire are being urged to have their say on how profits will be used.
HUGE turbine blades for a north-east windfarm project arrived at Aberdeen harbour yesterday.
BILLIONAIRE Donald Trump claimed last night that Scotland's coastline will be "forever ruined" if a £200million windfarm is built next to his north-east golf resort.
SCOTLAND'S first grid-connected, commercial-scale tidal turbine has been installed off Orkney.
CHINA'S grip on the wind turbine market is growing so fast that Sinovel has climbed to second place in the global manufacturers league table.
SUMMER sunlight 24-hours a day will help power a specialist Antarctic survey team's operations.
TECHFEST is hitting Aberdeen next week, offering a feast of science and technology for children young and old.
SCOTTISH company Dron and Dickson (D&D) plans to expand into the renewable energy market after receiving £6million of funding, according to reports.
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.