The Port of Nigg has been served a “green jobs boost” after it bagged a contract for work on what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.
Calls have been made for the Scottish Government not to “ignore” the concerns that face Aberdeen and the Highlands during Thursday’s budget announcement, after an oil and gas downturn and thousands of job losses have plagued the region.
Global Energy Group’s new group chief executive has described the firm as “probably the best positioned organisation in the whole of the UK” to make the most of the expansion in offshore renewables.
A Bafta-award winning filmmaker is creating a new documentary on how the 1970s oil boom transformed the fate of a small village in the Highlands.
A wind farm in the northern Highlands recently hit a major milestone after it exported electricity to the National Gird for the first time.
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.
Up to 150 new jobs could be created under £100 million plans by the Global Energy Group (GEG) to build what has been described as the “UK’s largest offshore wind fabrication facility” in the Highlands.
Communities in the north of Scotland have been awarded more than half a million pounds as part of the latest round of the Beatrice Partnership Fund.
The bulk of a multi-million pound wind farm community fund has gone to help the Covid-19 response in Grampian and the Highlands and Islands, a new report shows.
An investigation has been launched after a maintenance worker was rushed to hospital with burn injuries and having “fallen from height” at a Highland wind farm.
Onshore wind developer Statkraft is to set an ambitious gender diversity target to increase the percentage of women within its UK workforce.
Hypothermia, falls from height and electrocution are among the injuries caused to Scotland’s windfarm workers over the last five years, according to new figures.
Highland council has approved an expansion to the electricity substation at Auchteraw, Fort Augustus, but said local councillors have the opportunity to consult communities on traffic, noise and landscape impacts.
Highland Council has lodged plans for a hydro power scheme in Inverness that could provide electricity for three city landmarks.
Two wind turbine developments in the Highlands have been rejected by Scottish ministers in a move approved by the John Muir Trust charity.
Lawyers yesterday urged Highland Council to change its objections for its refusal of planning permission for a 19 turbine wind farm in Caithness.
The Highlands has seen a 28% increase in carbon emissions - the largest rise of any council area in Britain.
The scale of the spread of windfarms in the north of Scotland has been exposed in a new map.
A £400million plan to expand capacity at a massive underground power station could create thousands of jobs in the Highlands if it is backed by government.
Proposals which could see a significant reduction in available subsidies for small scale renewable projects could render a number of community-owned schemes in the Scottish Highlands as “unviable”, it has been claimed. The warning has been made by independent environmental consultants Atmos Consulting as a UK Government consultation on proposed changes to the system of feed-in tariffs closes today. The UK Government is currently proposing to reduce the level of subsidy available for small scale renewable energy projects from next year.