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scottish enterprise


Turning up the dial on the energy transition

We are heading into another challenging 12 months for the energy sector. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic, shrinking economies, severe weather events and geopolitical shocks, namely Russian’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine, are being felt keenly.


Hydrogen opportunity could evaporate

During a recent visit to the USA the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon gave a speech at the Brooking Institute in which she expressed extensive support for the proposition that hydrogen will be an essential part of the move away from fossil fuels.


ScotWind: First mover advantage is pointless if you’re not actually first

I’m a little bemused.  Inevitably the ScotWind lease awards were going to trigger all sorts of claims about how the Scottish offshore wind supply chain will gain from this huge project, but nobody seems prepared to explain exactly how this will happen given that we don’t actually have a supply chain of any note particularly when it comes to the high value hardware.


Hoping for winds of change

With the results of the first ScotWind offshore licensing round now imminent, it is perhaps worth having a wee cogitate about what the sustainable benefits or otherwise could accrue to Scotland.


Carbon capture keypart of our integrated energy

If you take all the different energy industries, solutions and technologies laid out like a jigsaw it would create a colourful picture of where Scotland is today, with each key element playing an important part in our net-zero future.


A Just Transition looks unlikely

The decision by the French company EDF to award London-based InfraStrata a contract for eight of the 56 foundation jackets for the NnG offshore wind farm has got a lot of people extremely excited.