Serious concern has been raised by islanders in Orkney over plans for a new power line, more than a third higher than the existing lines on the isles.
Spanish marine energy developer Magallanes Renovables’ said today that its floating tidal turbine has arrived off Orkney for testing.
The Harbour Authority in Orkney has two bragging rights that it is very proud of. Firstly, it has Scotland’s longest deep-water commercial berth at Hatston just outside Kirkwall, and secondly it has Europe’s largest natural harbour of Scapa Flow (at 125 square miles) both within its estate.
A marine service firm which launched a new offshore division in Aberdeen in December will install a new electricity cable in Orkney.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has shared new seabed data with the European Marine Energy Centre (Emec) in Orkney.
The Scottish Government will split £1.5million between six projects in an effort to secure more North Sea oil and gas decommissioning work for the country.
A groundbreaking hydrogen project called Surf ‘N’ Turf has had its official launch in Orkney.
The Flotta oil terminal in Orkney is enjoying a renaissance just four years after thoughts were turning to winding down the facility.
An Orkney councillor has said it would be a travesty if Orkney missed out on North Sea decommissioning work.
Orkney Islands Council has bought the Pelamis P2 wave energy device for £1.
Tidal and wave energy has been hailed as a "promising and emerging" sector following the visit of a European Commission delegation to Orkney.
A Caithness photographer is celebrating after winning a national award for the sector time.
A project launched this week could see Orkney become a hub for liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies in the north of Scotland.
Scotland’s energy minister has hailed Scotrenewables Tidal Power’s giant turbine as a “game changer” as it gears up for testing in Orkney.
Orkney’s European Marine Energy Centre (Emec) is seeking ideas for what to do with its Pelamis wave-energy device.
The first phase of Orkney’s new fully funded community wind turbine scheme is expected to go live later this month. Farmers and landowners at 20 properties are set to benefit from discounted electricity for at least two decades as a result. Hamsin Wind is aiming to install over 60 single onshore wind turbines at residential and commercial sites across Orkney by the end of 2015 and is actively seeking applications from interested parties.
Marine renewable energy experts and senior government staff from Indonesia have visited Orkney to see what lessons they can learn from the industry in Scotland.