A last-ditch bid to cut the cost of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the only opportunity available, the economy minister has said.
A bond offer has been launched to fill a funding gap for Scotland's first urban community hydro project.
3sun Group has recruited a new group of young people for its pre-apprenticeship scheme.
A community hydro scheme could be up and running this summer after 200 investors injected £800,000 worth of cash into the project.
Pulling the plug without warning on a £1 billion competition for technology to cut climate emissions from power stations has damaged investment in the UK, MPs have warned. Scrapping the scheme to develop “carbon capture and storage” technology, which captures and stores permanently underground up to 90% of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel plants, will also make it more expensive for the UK to tackle climate change.
Scotland’s hydro power faces an agonising march into near-oblivion by the end of the decade, an industry boss warned yesterday. Mark Mathieson, chief executive of Green Highland Renewables (GHR) said the UK Government had failed to take account of evidence and missed out on broader benefits of hydro energy in its review of feed-in tariffs.
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.