• 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.

  • FOLLOWING THE success of the 'Practical On-farm Renewable Energy' event last February, a similar event will be held at CAFRE's Enniskillen campus on Wednesday, February 26, this year.