As we enter a new decade, I’m sure I’m not alone in reflecting on matters that are personally important, together with major issues that impact on society, the environment and the economy.
Everyone agrees that 2020 will be a critical year for energy transition, but how will things really play out? In the run-up to Christmas, Calash and Candour put their heads together over a glass or two of crude and have come up with 12 ‘golden’ moments for the energy market in 2020, some of which are extremely long shots.
This weekend's windy weather set a new renewable power record - and saw some households paid to charge their electric cars to help balance the grid.
Here’s the latest indicator of how hungry investors are to profit from clean energy: BlackRock just raised $1 billion for wind, solar and battery-storage projects.
Wind farm opponents in Caithness have been dealt a double whammy in their long-time campaign to prevent their village being surrounded by hulking turbines.
The world is getting windier at the same time that developers are installing more turbines to generate electricity from breezes.
A wind farm developer has scaled back plans for a turbine extension in Moray following community feedback.
Proposals for a wind farm in East Sutherland have been submitted.
For the past 20-plus years I’ve watched the birth of offshore wind power in the North Sea, starting with small turbines planted in water so shallow that it seemed almost possible to wade out to them.
The answer to the renewable energy industry’s biggest challenge is emerging in the Australian outback.
With more offshore wind installations than any other country in the world and a number of pioneering projects, offshore wind represents a huge opportunity for Scotland and the north-east region.
With the Feed-in Tariff now closed to new applicants (from 1 April 2019), the Smart Export Guarantee currently under consultation with a government busy with the Brexit agenda, stubbornly high costs of entry to new entrants (such as high grid upgrade costs), the required rates of return for investors have not been reached and as a result there has been a noticeable slowdown in the roll-out of new renewables projects.
The 2017 Tory manifesto gave a generous nod in the direction of “the remote islands of Scotland”.
The operators of a far north wind farm which went live earlier this year are now ready to shell out the first tranche of cash from its community benefit fund.
Councillors are being recommended to object to a proposed 17-turbine wind farm near Inveraray in Argyll when its planning committee meets tomorrow.
Two bids to buy Belfast's struggling shipyard are "valid and credible", the local MP has said.
Australia’s financing of cleaner power is slowing because the country’s aging grid isn’t being upgraded quick enough to accept new, intermittent generation and transport it efficiently to demand centers.
A trade union has said the benefits from the boom in offshore wind have mainly passed the UK workforce and economy by.
More British electricity is set to come from zero-carbon sources than fossil fuels this year for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, National Grid has said.
Oil and gas doyen Sir Ian Wood said yesterday a “major energy transition park” could help Aberdeen capitalise on the switch to a low carbon economy.
Nearly half the world’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs of wind, solar and battery storage continue to plummet.
Scotland’s mountaineers have called on Scottish Natural Heritage to stand up to wind farm developers they believe are “playing the system”.
Firefighters remained at the scene of a large wildfire last night more than 24 hours after the alarm was raised.
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.
The wind power industry added 8 percent more capacity last year, enough to power 30 million U.S. homes.