MARINE developers have a major question on their hands - how to reduce the cost of power generation while increasing yield.
Donald Trump has warned that he will reconsider his plans for a £700million resort around his north-east golf course if a huge offshore windfarm is built nearby.
PLANNING chiefs are recommending to Highland councillors that they reject a developer's proposals for a giant, 23-turbine windfarm at Druim Ba, near Kiltarlity, when they consider the application next Tuesday.
A Japanese energy company which buys renewable power from small independent producers has opened its first Scottish office.
HIGHLAND councillors yesterday deferred making a decision on an application to build the first single wind turbine in Easter Ross to allow them to scrutinise high-quality photographs of the proposal's visual impact.
Banchory-based biomass and district heating specialist Jigsaw Energy was runner-up at the 2011 Renewables Awards in Coventry.
US renewable-energy company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) said today it believed capacity on one of its wave energy devices being tested off Scotland was better than most other renewable energy sources.
SCOTTISH wavepower developer Aquamarine Power (AP) said yesterday it had agreed a £3.4million loan with Barclays Corporate in a deal marking an important milestone for investment in the marine energy sector.
AMBITIOUS plans to build a major windfarm on the slopes of a popular north-east hill have been revised following fears it could impact on Scotland's only white horse monument.
Japanese firm Marubeni Corporation said today it believed offshore wind was a "tremendous growth opportunity" after agreeing to take a 49% stake in Dong Energy's Gunfleet Sands offshore windfarm.
PLANS for a proposed new windfarm in central Caithness are to go on public display for the first time next week.
THE owners of a Mearns windfarm have revised their expansion plans following consultation with the community.
PROPOSALS to build two wind turbines near a controversial windfarm in Aberdeenshire will go before councillors again next week.
A WELSH company that majors on windfarm construction is opening an office in Inverness, following a raft of new contracts in the renewables sector.
WORK has started on the construction of six industrial units for the renewable-energy sector in Orkney.
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.