Plans for a new low-carbon power station in the north-east, which would support hundreds of jobs during the construction and operation phase, have been unveiled.
The UK Government has freed up £11 million to help Scotland’s energy entrepreneurs turn their ideas into clean, green technologies.
It’s hoped the award of more than a million pounds to a Scottish decarbonisation group could help to “realise the ambition” of energy transition initiatives in the north-east.
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.
The UK Government will conduct a review of current energy infrastructure at sea as it sets its sights on expanding offshore renewables.
A multi-million pound Barnett formula transfer will be used by the Scottish Government to help high energy usage businesses cut emissions.
A number of prominent north-east politicians have called for the UK Government to fast-track a long awaited oil and gas sector deal following a new report by representative body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) that claimed the industry could see tens of thousands of job losses due to Covid-19.
A war of words has erupted over progress on plans to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in the UK.
MPs from across the political spectrum yesterday urged the UK Government to make progress on a vital deal to sustain the North Sea energy industry.