• ALTHOUGH SCOTTISH local authority planning statistics show that the time taken to determine renewable applications has improved, delays in securing grid connections and uncertainty over future funding continue to stall development, Savills Energy in Scotland chief Nick Green has warned.

  • VG ENERGY's new sales director, Gordon Smith, who joins the market-leading renewables installer bringing 37 years of sales and engineering experience in the agricultural sector, most recently from a 10 year stint at Gordon Claas dealers.

  • DETAILS OF official plans to protect Scotland's people, environment and economy from the impacts of climate change have been published.

  • THERE ARE two upcoming renewable energy open days, free to attend for farmers and land managers, this month.

  • BUSINESS ADVISERS and accountants, Scott-Moncrieff, in partnership with Community Energy Scotland, have won a place on the Scottish Government's Community and Renewable Energy Scheme framework.

  • A SCHEME which aims to lower the carbon footprint of Scotland's farms has been given a boost by a £100,000 government grant.

  • A NEW online tool will help farmers boost efficiency whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • HOPES THAT the UK government might scrap planned cuts in the incentives for farmscale anaerobic digestion plants have been dashed, with the news that as much as 50% might be knocked off the AD Feed-In Tariff over the next year.

  • INVESTMENT IN renewable energy equipment can bring with it a whole host of unique insurance problems.

  • DUMFRIES AND Galloway farmers with an interest in renewable technology might be interested in this month's third on-farm demo day organised by NFU Scotland's Renewable Development Initiative.