WITH THE Tory Party now carrying out its pre-election pledge to cut support for onshore renewable energy, the Scottish Government is urging Westminster to maintain and increase specific support for renewables on Scotland's islands.
THE LATEST government announcements in relation to green energy have the potential to undermine what remains of the fragile investor confidence in the UK renewables industry, according to Savills UK's head of renewable energy, Nick Green.
DEFENDING THE use of agricultural land to produce non-food crops intended for use in biodigesters, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association has insisted that its members are complying with voluntary guidelines on best practice.
THE SCOTTISH Government has pulled the plug on two major wind farm developments - the proposed Beinn Mhor wind farm on the edge of Glen Affric, and a major development adjacent to the East Halladale Flows wild land area in Caithness.
ESPE, THE latest wind turbine manufacturer to strike an installation partnership deal with Scottish renewables powerhouse VG Energy, will have a machine on show at next month's All-Energy exhibition and conference in Glasgow.
IN a surprise move on July 21, the Department of Energy and Climate Change indicated moves that will reduce the Feed-in-Tariff on some projects and set out proposals to remove the Renewable Obligations subsidies for solar projects up to 5mW.
BIOMASS HAS powered past wind as the renewable energy of choice on many Scottish farms and estates, providing cheap, consistent heat from the country's plentiful feedstock of mature forestry, and generally doing so without so much as a sniff of concern from the local planning authorities.
BIOMASS SUPPLIERS and the owners and operators of biomass installations are being urged to attend a free seminar at Queens Hotel, Lockerbie, later this month to learn about important industry developments coming into effect in October, 2015.
WITH AVERAGE annual rainfall approaching an incredible two metres in some areas, the Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland can provide challenging conditions for farming - however, for Dougarie Estate, that amount of rain is just what their newly commissioned hydro-electric generation project needs.
SCOTLAND'S FIRST Minister Alex Salmond has hailed pumped storage hydro as the 'natural complement' to Scotland's renewables revolution, and argued the case for transferring energy policy powers to Holyrood.