An energy firm has complained that "tiny" groups of windfarm protesters are unfairly blocking developments.
Scotland's largest mountaineering group claims proposed windfarms on hills overlooking Loch Ness will ruin "unspoilt land" at the tourism hotspot.
There was not much good news for consumers at the All-Energy 2012 Conference in Aberdeen.
AN ENERGY giant wants to build wind turbines as tall as the London Eye on hills overlooking Loch Ness.
An energy conference aiming to bring together representatives of the oil and gas and offshore renewables industries will be held in Inverness next week.
Highlands and islands businesses have left in buoyant mood after what was yet again a record-breaking All-Energy show in Aberdeen this week.
Aberdeen's place at the heart of the renewables industry was underlined by leading industry figures yesterday at a standing-room-only opening of All-Energy.
A new survey has found that noise rather than appearance is what puts people off wind turbines.
Aubin, a supplier of specialist chemicals to the energy industry, has launched a new installation system for the renewables market at All-Energy.
Service firm Dawson Energy said yesterday it has started work on an estimated £3million contract on the London Array offshore windfarm.
Senior representatives of the UK oil and gas industry held talks with the Scottish and UK energy ministers in Aberdeen yesterday.
Scotland's wave and tidal industry was yesterday given a double boost.
Aberdeen-based management system firm BusinessPort announced yesterday at All-Energy a contract worth hundreds of thousands of pounds with Technip's offshore-wind unit.
Research into how carbon captured from power stations could be used to increase oil recovery from the North Sea is expected to be given a £200,0000 boost today.
More than 8,000 people are expected to descend on Aberdeen today and tomorrow for this year's All-Energy show.
Aberdeen-based Hydro Group has picked up £1million in funding to research subsea equipment for the offshore renewables industry.
Renewable-energy firm Helius Energy said yesterday the construction of the biomass energy plant it is building at Rothes, Moray, was on time and within budget.
Details of a new £9.5million wave and tidal test centre in Edinburgh are on show in Aberdeen today at the All-Energy exhibition.
Aberdeen-based health and safety training firm Falck Nutec said yesterday it had become the first company to receive accreditation for two RenewableUK courses.
Annual spending on the offshore wind is expected to more than treble to more than £10billion by 2016, delegates at All-Energy are to be told today.
Onshore windfarms have become a popular means of income generation for landowners who, in addition to reducing their own electricity bills, may receive money for electricity sent to the grid or rental payments from electricity providers in respect of the turbines.
Peterhead-based Maritime Developments is looking to build on its success in the North Sea market by moving into renewables.
Offshore industry body Decom North Sea (DNS) is urging firms in the renewables sector to plan for future decommissioning.
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has called for the introduction of a cap on what he labelled a "ridiculous" charging system for use of power-transmission lines.
Power cable installation (mainly inter-array cables) is the problem child of the still putative offshore wind industry, which must learn from the huge experience of the offshore oil and gas industry, according to research by Enventi, a UK engineering design and consultancy firm.