It’s several decades since I first wrote about the Crown Estate and its enormously influential hold over Scotland’s coastal waters. At that time, it was a virtually unknown subject. Today, it is more relevant than ever.
Scotland has given a ten-fold increase to maximum bids for its offshore wind auction, ScotWind, after Big Oil flexed its financial muscles last month.
Nicola Sturgeon has acknowledged the latest delay to Scotland's offshore wind leasing round was “deeply unwelcome” among renewables investors and developers.
The past decade has been a tough one for Scotland’s offshore wind sector.
A further delay to the ScotWind leasing round risks the loss of billions of pounds of investment, a leading trade body has warned.
The potential for Scottish businesses to produce commercial scale concrete foundations for floating wind projects is to be explored by a new partnership.
The closing date for ScotWind applications has been pushed back in order to carry out a review of the “option structure” for the leasing process.
BP is “likely” planning entry into the Scotland offshore wind market, according to an industry expert, after securing a landmark move into the UK sector.
A newly formed floating offshore wind company is planning to submit a bid for the ScotWind leasing round.
Global Energy Group’s new group chief executive has described the firm as “probably the best positioned organisation in the whole of the UK” to make the most of the expansion in offshore renewables.
Ørsted has announced its intention to bid in the forthcoming ScotWind leasing round, which opened to applicants last week.
A major leasing round expected to generate more than £8 billion of investment in Scottish offshore wind projects opened to applicants today.
Disruption can bring opportunities, and those businesses which have a mindset of accepting opportunities thrown up from the unwelcome disruption caused by Covid-19 will survive and thrive, while new businesses will emerge to capitalise on these opportunities.
Two of Europe's leading renewable energy developers have announced plans to team up in order to “unlock the potential” of floating offshore wind in Scotland.
The recent publication of the timetable for the Scotwind leasing round that will start the next stage in the development of offshore wind in Scotland, shortly followed by the UK Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan, has focused minds on what a green recovery really means for the communities and businesses north of the border.
SSE Renewables has formed a new multinational partnership to work on joint bids for the ScotWind seabed leasing process.
Crown Estate Scotland (CES) made a £12 million revenue profit in its most recent financial year, surpassing its target of £8million to be returned for public spending, according to annual accounts published by the organisation.
Crown Estate Scotland (CES) has confirmed it will publish additional material about the ScotWind leasing round next year.
Scottish Government accused of being ‘deliberately misleading’ over Contracts for Difference criticism
A leading union has accused the Scottish Government of being “deliberately misleading” after it indicated that Westminster was to blame for supply chain firms north of the border missing out on offshore wind contracts.
The Crown Estate has delayed its latest offshore wind leasing round just a week after Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged a “green industrial revolution” from the sector over the next decade.
The Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) has the best track record of any facility of its kind in Scotland in supporting government net-zero carbon emissions, according to a new report.
A trio of European energy businesses have announced a new partnership with the aim of developing offshore wind projects around the Scottish coastline.
For more than a century, coal has played a primary role in the UK’s energy mix.
North-east MSP Lewis Macdonald has called for the Scottish Government to ensure the new ScotWind licensing round for offshore wind brings in Scottish jobs.
An expected £8billion offshore wind boom promises the Highlands a “once-in-a-generation opportunity that could transform the region,” it was predicted yesterday.