• 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.

  • JIMMY IRELAND has run his farm at Feoch, Darvel, with his three sons, James, Gavin and Andrew, contentedly for some time, and at one point, he scoffed at the idea of renewable energy.

  • FLOORS FORESTRY, a home-grown biofuel and fencing business owned by the Duke of Roxburghe, will be offcially launched on Saturday, July 25, at the Border Union Show.

  • DAIRY FARMER David Finlay is leading the way in low input farming systems, having created the UK's first 25kw micro-anaerobic digester on his diversified farm.

  • A COMMUNITY-LED project which will deliver hydro electricity to the grid and power to the people, has come to fruition after a five-year gestation period.

  • BRITAIN'S NEW Conservative government appears to be preparing to implement cuts for large scale wind and solar farms - renewable energies often lambasted as 'eyesores' by the middle England voters whose General Election support returned the Tories to power.

  • ONE OF Scotland's first commercial-scale solar parks is set to be constructed on farmland in Carmyllie, Arbroath.

  • AMIDST ALL the competition and confusion that characterises the renewables sector and its ever-changing rulebook, Scots-based lawyers Brodies LLP have carved out an authoritative niche with their regular online blog detailing the sector's development.

  • NEXT MONTH, All-Energy 2015, the UK's largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, will open in its new home, Glasgow's SECC, for two days - May 6 and 7 - and the expectation is that up to 7000 people from home and overseas will visit the exhibition, to make new contacts, source suppliers and attend conferences which have been 'streamed' into distinct sections to cater for different audience groups, including the farming community.

  • NEW STATISTICS from the DECC show Scotland almost meeting its 50% renewable electricity target a whole year ahead of schedule.