It’s several decades since I first wrote about the Crown Estate and its enormously influential hold over Scotland’s coastal waters. At that time, it was a virtually unknown subject. Today, it is more relevant than ever.
Crown Estate Scotland
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.
Nicola Sturgeon has acknowledged the latest delay to Scotland's offshore wind leasing round was “deeply unwelcome” among renewables investors and developers.
Does anything ever go right for the ambition to turn Scotland’s renewable energy resources into actual jobs? Waiting for Godot was a brief intermission by comparison with delays in matching that rhetoric to reality.
The closing date for ScotWind applications has been pushed back in order to carry out a review of the “option structure” for the leasing process.
A newly formed floating offshore wind company is planning to submit a bid for the ScotWind leasing round.
Ørsted has announced its intention to bid in the forthcoming ScotWind leasing round, which opened to applicants last week.
A major leasing round expected to generate more than £8 billion of investment in Scottish offshore wind projects opened to applicants today.
Two of Europe's leading renewable energy developers have announced plans to team up in order to “unlock the potential” of floating offshore wind in Scotland.
Crown Estate Scotland is set to launch a rather interesting mini-study.
Crown Estate Scotland tendering £40K contract to study whether oil platforms can be reused for hydrogen
Crown Estate Scotland is tendering a £40,000 contract for a study into whether oil platforms can be reused to produce hydrogen.
SSE Renewables has formed a new multinational partnership to work on joint bids for the ScotWind seabed leasing process.
Crown Estate Scotland (CES) made a £12 million revenue profit in its most recent financial year, surpassing its target of £8million to be returned for public spending, according to annual accounts published by the organisation.
Crown Estate Scotland (CES) has confirmed it will publish additional material about the ScotWind leasing round next year.
Scottish Government accused of being ‘deliberately misleading’ over Contracts for Difference criticism
A leading union has accused the Scottish Government of being “deliberately misleading” after it indicated that Westminster was to blame for supply chain firms north of the border missing out on offshore wind contracts.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has launched a new “game-changing” interactive mapping application that could be a valuable tool in the search for carbon storage locations.
The Crown Estate has delayed its latest offshore wind leasing round just a week after Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged a “green industrial revolution” from the sector over the next decade.
A Scottish energy transition group has applied for funding in an effort to push on with plans to decarbonise swathes of industry north of the border.
The Scottish and UK governments are being urged to create a national development fund using revenue from offshore wind farms to help kick-start the rural economy through investment in sustainable infrastructure and connectivity projects.
A new report from Crown Estate Scotland (CES) spells out how Scotland’s ports and harbours can tap into the “huge potential” of offshore wind.
A new fund designed to support local regeneration and drive green recovery around Scotland’s coast post Covid-19 has been launched.
A trio of European energy businesses have announced a new partnership with the aim of developing offshore wind projects around the Scottish coastline.
For more than a century, coal has played a primary role in the UK’s energy mix.
A Scottish trade union boss has accused Holyrood of “surrendering” in its fight to win local renewables jobs from big North Sea offshore wind projects.
Ambitious plans have been revealed for a £500 million Montrose development which could bring 2,000 new jobs to Angus.