As we enter a new decade, I’m sure I’m not alone in reflecting on matters that are personally important, together with major issues that impact on society, the environment and the economy.
Analysts have stated that Simec Atlantis has now raised enough funds to complete its proposed £124.7m takeover of Green Highland Renewables (GHR).
A controversial hydro scheme in a Highland glen famed for a starring role in the 007 movie Skyfall has been given the go-ahead.
A planning application for seven hydro schemes in Glen Etive, which was granted by Highland Council last week, is now to be reviewed by the full council.
Concerns have been lodged over ambitious plans for an underground hydro plant at Loch Ness – opposite the iconic Urquhart Castle.
A modern-day battle is brewing in Glencoe over plans for a river hydro scheme near the village – 327 years after the infamous massacre involving two Highland clans.
Mountaineers yesterday challenged Highland Council over its stewardship of one of Scotland’s most scenic and iconic glens.
Proposals for a new electricity substation outside a north-east village have taken a step forward.
Highland Council has lodged plans for a hydro power scheme in Inverness that could provide electricity for three city landmarks.
Wild land charity the John Muir Trust has lodged objections to three proposed hydro schemes in the popular outdoor area of Glen Etive near Glencoe on wild land grounds.
Lochaber residents could yet achieve their dream of transforming parts of the “Rio Tinto” estate into community assets and facilities.
Scottish energy firm SSE has confirmed that it has applied to extend the size of its £800million Coire Glas Highlands hydro pump project to 1500MW.
A Scottish ski resort has come up with an innovative way of making money when a lack of snow means a dip in revenue.
Natural gas in balmy Texas is feeling the chill of California’s snowy peaks 1,200 miles away.
Investment firm Aquila Capital has bought six hydro power plants in Norway for an undisclosed sum.
The Scottish Government has been accused of inflicting a "special punishment" on hydro power schemes with a huge hike in business rates.
Plans have been approved to build a hydro energy scheme on the site of a surface coal mine.
A bond offer has been launched to fill a funding gap for Scotland's first urban community hydro project.
The backers of an urban community hydro energy scheme in Aberdeen have launched a bid to raise £500,000 from local investors.
A community hydro scheme could be up and running this summer after 200 investors injected £800,000 worth of cash into the project.
A hydro energy developer has pledged to minimise the impact of work being undertaken in what many have called one the most beautiful glen in Scotland.
Renewable energy developer Dulas has begun construction on two medium river hydro schemes in Central Scotland.
The development of new hydro-electric power schemes will no longer be economically viable if the UK Government continues to cut subsidies, a London-based investment fund has warned. Hydro schemes have been an attractive proposition for cautious investors as they use established technology, have a predictable output and are designed to last 50 years with little maintenance, said David Freeder, an investment manager at Downing. The government sweetened the deal further in 2010, when it introduced the feed-in tariff (FiT) system, which dishes out fixed-rate payments for electricity generated by small-scale schemes, including solar, wind and hydro.