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Scotland

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.

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.

First wind farm to support green skills gets greenlight

The first UK wind farm to support green skills, via a £2 million apprenticeship scheme, has been given the go-ahead in Scotland.

Proven Energy calls in the receivers

Small wind manufacturer Proven Energy Ltd has ceased trading and called in the receivers following a problem with one of its turbines.

Scotland cuts emissions but a third of the nation don't believe in climate change

Greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland have fallen by 28.9 per cent since 1990, according to latest official statistics.

Coastal Communities Fund to support green business

Low carbon businesses in Britain’s coastal communities are set to benefit from a new multi-million pound Treasury fund.

Scottish firm unveils ‘green’ insulation using waste wool

A Scottish company has launched a new insulation product that uses waste textiles to help buildings retain heat.

Alstom invests in wave energy player AWS Ocean

Leading power generation and transmission company Alstom has announced its pioneer voyage into the wave energy sector by buying a stake in Scotland’s AWS Ocean Energy Ltd.

Tidal energy companies prepare to power London and Western Isles

Two marine energy companies – Aquamarine Power and Thames Tidal Ltd – made strides over the course of this week to further the already expanding field of tidal energy in the UK by potentially allowing clean energy to be supplied to both London and the Western Isles.

New certification challenges Carbon Trust with three per cent emissions cut

An Endiburgh-based consultancy has gained Environment Agency approval for its carbon reduction scheme, which it says goes further than any other certified scheme helping firms cut their emissions.





Testing of “world’s largest” wind turbine to begin next year
Mitsubishi is to begin testing its prototype SeaAngel offshore wind turbine next year
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