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Find out more about the latest environmental news in Scotland from Glasgow and Aberdeen to Fife and Edinburgh including investments, funding and regulations to green technology and resources.

Scotland makes “good progress” on carbon targets, CCC says

Significant investment in renewables means Scotland is on the right course to meet ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions by the end of the decade, the UK’s climate change watchdog has said.

MCT seeks investors for tidal projects as UK’s first marine energy park unveiled

Investors were being invited to back two of the UK’s most commercially advanced marine energy projects, today, as details of the country’s first marine energy park – stretching from Bristol to the Isles of Scilly – were unveiled.

Scotland looks to build on a record year for renewable energy

Scotland's Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has called on the renewable energy industry to build on the successes of 2011.

Met Office issues severe weather warning for Scotland

After a remarkably mild and settled Christmas break, the UK Met Office has issued an amber severe weather warning warning of 90 miles per hour (mph) winds to hit Scotland today.

Scotland hails a record year for renewable energy

Scotland's Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has hailed 2011 as a "momentous" and "ground breaking" year for renewable energy in Scotland.

Wind turbine set ablaze as hurricane-force winds batter Scotland

A 100-metre tall wind turbine burst into flames after being struck by hurricane-force winds in Scotland yesterday.

Met Office raise weather alert as blizzards forecast to cause UK travel chaos

The Met Office has this afternoon stepped up the number of severe weather warnings for later this week as a huge snow storm and hurricane-strength winds threaten to cause severe disruption.

Met Office steps up severe weather warning as UK braces for snow chaos

Forecasters at the Met Office have today increased the warning of heavy snowfall from a yellow alert to an amber warning across parts of the UK.

Testing of “world’s largest” wind turbine to begin next year

Initial prototype testing of Mitsubishi’s SeaAngel, a seven megawatt offshore wind turbine with a diameter of over 165 metres, will begin in the UK next year.

London hands over £100m to boost Scottish renewable industry

Chancellor George Osborne has today announced more than £100 million of additional funding will support Scottish renewable energy in a deal over unspent surplus cash from Scotland's energy industry.

Scottish Government calls on Huhne to defer December Feed-in Tariff cut deadline

The Scottish Government has called on Energy Secretary Chris Huhne to defer the December deadline for cuts to the Feed-in Tariff support for solar PV.

First battery-powered ferries to be built at Clyde shipyard

The world's first low-carbon, battery-powered passenger ferries are being built on the banks of the Clyde.

Scottish Government commits £18m for wave and tidal power

An £18 million fund has been announced that will help develop Scotland's first commercial wave and tidal power arrays.

Scots looks to axe renewables subsidy for biomass to focus on tidal

The Scottish Government has announced plans to shake-up the funding mechanism it provides to support renewable energy developers and operators.

Orkney Islands provide a glimpse of a renewable future

Cutting-edge wave and tidal technology is regenerating island communities, bringing new jobs and new skills, says Niall Stuart, chief executive of trade body Scottish Renewables.

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