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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.

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.

Wind turbine set ablaze as hurricane-force winds batter Scotland
A turbine sets alight at the Ardrossan wind farm as hurricane winds sweep Scotland
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