An offshore wind expert has labelled the UK Government’s new electricity generators windfall tax a “penalty” on early entrants into the renewables market.
The head of Scotland’s renewables trade body took aim at government proposals to cap revenues from clean energy generators in a bid to reduce the impact of high energy prices on consumers.
Developers secured support for nearly 7GW of offshore wind projects as part of the latest Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction, 1.4GW of which will be built in Scottish waters.
Developers secured support for more than 35 megawatts (MW) of new Scottish tidal stream capacity in the latest Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction, in a move hailed as transformative for the sector.
Nearly 1.6GW of Scottish onshore wind and solar projects will receive backing under the latest clean energy procurement round, marking a promising return for the cheapest forms of new energy generation.
Scotland’s renewables industry has been reacting to the results of the much anticipated, £700 million ScotWind leasing round.
Experience working in “harsh marine environments” means Aberdeen’s oil and gas industry acts as a good template for floating offshore wind.
An “alarming” new report setting out the impact of climate change on the planet should spell the end for oil and gas, according to a senior international figure.
UK Government ministers have been told that the current transmission charging system is “entirely contrary” to the net zero agenda.
Renewable energy now supports around 23,000 jobs in Scotland, with economic output of £5.2billion a year, according to a new report.
Scotland has given a ten-fold increase to maximum bids for its offshore wind auction, ScotWind, after Big Oil flexed its financial muscles last month.
The past decade has been a tough one for Scotland’s offshore wind sector.
A further delay to the ScotWind leasing round risks the loss of billions of pounds of investment, a leading trade body has warned.
Scottish Renewables has announced the appointment of Adam Morrison as its new chairman.
A project helping to alleviate fuel poverty in Orkney and a wildlife reserve in the Highlands were among the winners at Scottish Renewable’s flagship award ceremony.
Ofgem must help “deliver, not delay, net zero” in its final price control determinations, a leading industry body has warned.
The Scottish Government has unveiled a £100million Green Jobs Fund as the country aims to make a low-carbon recovery from Covid-19.
More than three-quarters of Scots oil workers are considering retraining for the energy transition, according to a new claim from Scottish Renewables.
Around 1,500 jobs created with every gigawatt of clean energy installed in Scotland, trade body claims
Around 1,500 jobs are created with every gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy built in Scotland, according to a new figures.
A future vision for exporting energy sector talent would “hear a Scottish voice” on every overseas renewables project, according to a trade body boss.
A Scottish administrator has said it is “in conversation” with a number of wind farm funds about providing coronavirus relief.
A predicted boom in North Sea offshore wind jobs has been branded “a pipe dream” by union bosses after the Scottish Government admitted that it only uses “estimates” of current employment figures in the sector.
Further jobs are set to go at Fife-based manufacturer Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) as it emerged that a potential life-saving wind farm contract for the firm could be delayed.
25% of Europe’s tides, 10% of its waves and 25% of its tidal power – the figures are staggering.
A new green energy manifesto released by a Scottish trade body has put a range of measures before the next UK Government in an effort to boost renewable energy development.