Energy firm Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has announced an "important milestone" in its £1.1billion Caithness-Moray undersea link project.
The European Union has warned that new rules could turn a planned £180million incinerator in the north-east into a white elephant.
Aberdeen has been highlighted as an entrepreneurial hotspot - with the number of new companies forming in the city over the past year on the up.
The downturn in the North Sea oil industry could prove the answer to the police's long-term recruitment headache in the north-east.
The developer behind plans to site huge turbines on a Moray landmark is making a fresh bid to win backing for its scheme.
Councillors are being asked to relax a planning restriction surrounding a massive 186-turbine offshore windfarm. Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) won planning permission from the Scottish Government to construct 186 turbines 14 miles from the Caithness coast last year. Members of Aberdeenshire Council then approved two electricity substations near New Deer to support the scheme. Approval was granted on the condition that MORL provided council officers with information on how 20 miles of underground cabling would impact on roads and the environment.