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Scottish councils to share £14m energy efficiency funding

A £14 million fund is to be shared by local authorities to make homes, public buildings and businesses more energy efficient, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil has announced. Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (Seep) will help improve warmth in buildings and homes, cut energy bills and work towards reaching climate-change targets.

Renewables/Energy Transition

Green energy centre funding secured

Funding has been secured for a £25 million green energy centre at St Andrews University which will create 225 jobs. It is hoped the site at Guardbridge will help regenerate part of north-east Fife, with apprenticeships and opportunities in the construction of the centre. The scheme is part of a drive by St Andrews to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral university.

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Energy Body to award £7million in funding

Scotland’s new wave energy technology development body has opened a £7million innovation competition. Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is offering funding of up to £4million for a single project to develop power take-off systems. Businesses are invited to apply for funds to advance their power take-off system designs through testing and on to commercialisation.