The North Sea oil and gas downturn is continuing to hamper the recovery of the Scottish economy, according to new research.
MPs have called on the UK Government to clarify future support for the renewables industry amid concerns current policy is putting growth and investment at risk.
The number of failing businesses in Scotland has grown by almost a third this year, according to new insolvency figures.
Unemployment in Scotland rose by 8,000 in the first three months of 2016 and now stands at 169,000.
Britain’s beleaguered steel industry at last has something to celebrate, with the official handover of two Scottish steel works to a new owner.
SSE and the Scottish Government have both revealed they plan to appeal against a legal ruling on a planned 67-turbine windfarm. The move comes after a judge said the government’s decision to approve Stronelairg windfarm was “defective”. A review had originally been sought by the John Muir Trust.
A postcode in Glasgow is the top mainland spot for small-scale renewables in Scotland, new figures have revealed. Scottish Renewables said the 2014 Commonwealth Games have made the G40 postcode in the city’s East End a hotspot. It comes as the body revealed the latest figures for how the sector fares in the country.
A leading political figure has called for greater deployment of solar energy in Scotland. Energy minister Fergus Ewing said more work needed to be done to help homes and businesses generate their own supply of electricity. The call comes after the Department of Energy and Climate and Change (DECC) made moves to reduce the Feed-in –Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) subsidies in the UK and set proposals to reduce the renewables obligation support.