Scotland’s gross electricity consumption in 2015 has exceeded the 50 per cent renewable electricity target set for year.

Investment in renewables in the UK is expected to drop by 96 per cent by 2020/21, the Green Alliance think tank has warned.

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to spend £730 million of annual support on renewable electricity projects over this Parliament.

Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council have approved the second stage Inter-Authority Agreement to develop the £150 million facility.

21 organisations representing the solar industry have argued that the industry needs certainty to invest.

The construction of a 22 turbine wind farm in the Highlands, that will generate enough power for 36,000 homes, has gained the green light.

Aberdeen City Council is set to consult on plans to create a £120 million ‘waste to energy’ plant to deal with 150,000 tonnes of rubbish produced by the region each year.

Danish company Dong Energy has announced it will invest up to £20 million in its plan to expand its offshore wind farm facility in Grimsby.

Nearly a quarter of the world’s electricity now comes from renewable energy, according to a new report by the World Energy Council.

Wave technology company Wave-Trinity has chosen Pembrokeshire to develop and test a new device called the Ocean Wave Rower, as part of a new £5.8 million energy project.

Aqualis Offshore UK and Siemens Wind Power have signed a framework agreement for wind turbine installations.

Canadian wind turbine manufacturer Orenda is planning to raise £19 million to build a wind farm in the UK.

Greg Clark has given development consent for the Hornsea Project Two offshore windfarm, the world’s largest offshore windfarm.

Scotland has been ranked as achieving the second highest score in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Western Europe.

Nine of Europe’s biggest offshore wind manufacturers have joined a programme to reduce costs for offshore wind energy.


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