RM ENERGY, a new joint partnership between Scottish-based Realise Renewables and East Anglia-based Mosscliff Environmental, opened for business last month, with a mission to become a major provider of renewables solutions to rural Scotland.
FAMILY-RUN ice-cream makers Mackie's are determined to become one of the greenest companies in Britain, and with the installation of solar panels adding to their existing wind turbines, it seems they are well on their way.
FOLLOWING THE slashing of the tariff subsidies for photovoltaic (PV) generation, last month's massive Ecobuild exhibition and conference in London provided powerful evidence – if it was needed – that reports of the death of the UK solar PV industry are most definitely premature.
Scotland's longest established biomass heating specialist, Fort William-based HW Energy, has been ranked number one in the Scottish Government's framework for installing wood fuel systems in public sector buildings.
"STOP SENDING money out of your estate and look at your internal wood resources, its suitability, accessibility and profitability." So says wood fuel specialist Ben Tansey, director of Northumberland based re:heat.
IT WAS always the government's intention to reduce the support available for renewables as the technologies matured and the costs came down – but in the case of hydro-power, there is some concern that planned 'degressions' are too much too soon.