A new £140,000 initiative has been launched to help tackle fuel poverty in vulnerable homes in the north of Scotland.
Sectors such as renewable energy, shellfish, finish and seaweed farming have shown interest in using Sullom Voe harbour in Shetland.
Campaign group Sustainable Shetland has called on local councillors to impose a moratorium on all local wind farm developments and instead explore finding the “best environmentally sustainable” energy solutions in the isles.
Fifty small-scale, single wind turbines scattered across Orkney, Lewis and Shetland have changed hands as part of a £50 million deal.
The UK Government has agreed to pay up to £400million in oil and gas decommissioning relief to one of Japan’s largest trading companies.
The 20-year campaign to utilise the renewable energy assets of Shetland and the Western Isles to benefit the entire UK may be approaching end-game with outcomes still wide open.
Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “very concerned” after Ofgem signalled that it will reject proposals for a 600MW cable linking the Western Isles to the Grid.
Plans for a subsea electricity cable linking Shetland to the mainland have been provisionally approved by the energy regulator.
As many as 500 jobs are expected to be created through a new scheme to tackle fuel poverty in the northern and Western Isles.
Growing confidence in the Atlantic Frontier is generating a ‘gravity-shift’ towards a Shetland supply chain willing and able to capitalise on its geographical advantages.
Siccar Point Energy’s boss said the private-equity backed oil firm plans to be a fixture in the waters around Shetland for the long haul.
The UK’s oil sector regulator has presented a bold vision of what the future might hold for a major terminal in Shetland.
Shetland’s hopes of securing a bigger slice of the multi-billion pound North Sea decommissioning market have received a boost.
Lerwick Port Authority (LPA) chief executive Sandra Laurenson is to retire in November after more than 40 years’ service at the UK’s most northerly commercial harbour.
Ten projects which could generate more than 600 jobs through increased productivity and economic growth have been identified by Shetland Islands Council (SIC) ahead of negotiations with government on securing an islands deal.
Investing in green energy sources and focusing on efficiency measures like insulation helped Shetland Islands Council make a “significant reduction” in its carbon emissions over the past financial year.
The head of Hurricane Energy says the west of Shetland is the “right address to be in” for oil explorers.
A North Sea oil worker was airlifted by helicopter to hospital last night due to sickness and flown to Shetland.
Shetland will no longer be “put in a box” on official maps in Scotland amid complaints that it reinforces the perception that the islands are an “afterthought”.
At least four jobs are to be created at the former 60 North Recycling site at Lerwick’s Rova Head after it opened for business again this week.
The £60billion North Sea decommissioning market is on the cusp of its first major cycle, a new report said.
A military jet from a giant American aircraft carrier caused the pilot of a Loganair passenger plane heading to Shetland to descend for fear of collision, a probe has revealed.
The Braer oil tanker ran aground in Shetland 25 years ago today after its engines failed. The timeline below plots some of the key events and issues that arose in the years that followed.
Plans for a 63-turbine windfarm on the Shetland island of Yell have been unveiled.