A WIND energy firm has attacked Highland Council for failing to back its plans for a new windfarm near Inverness which it claims would bring £100million investment and dozens of jobs to the Highlands in difficult economic times.
A SCOTTISH renewable energy company which sold hundreds of defective wind turbines collapsed yesterday.
GLOBAL Energy Group added another prestigious accolade to its growing collection at a business gathering in Inverness last night.
More than 200 people are due to attend Scotland's largest marine energy conference in Inverness next week.
SCOTTISH renewable-energy firm Pelamis Wave Power (PWP) said yesterday it was weighing up its options for how best to scale up its manufacturing to commercial levels.
The owners of more than 600 small wind turbines have been told to shut them down amid fears of catastrophic mechanical failure.
US BILLIONAIRE businessman Donald Trump said yesterday he is "fighting for the benefit of Scotland" in objecting to plans for an offshore windfarm.
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.