“Scots, Tera-watt hey!” Holyrood to plug in 20GW more green capacity by 2030, ponders how...

Scotland’s devolved government has unveiled plans to accelerate still further the heady growth already seen in the nation’s clean generation capacities. The ruling SNP’s “Energy...

Ofgem fines Drax £6 million for three years of Balancing Mechanism excess claims

Renewables generator Drax has admitted breaches of its licence in relation to unjustified Balancing Mechanism claims made during repeated periods of grid constraint. Implying today...

Dry cells, in the wet: seaborne battery charges beneath Orkney’s waves

An ambitious collaborative project to power subsea equipment with wave power and subsea energy storage has taken to the seas off the north of...

Ukraine trio spur Scottish Power towards Net Zero

Scottish Power’s call for 1,000 new recruits to speed up the UK's journey to Net Zero has been answered by a trio of skilled...

Whisky stiffens “second life” spinning of rare metals from retired turbines

Scots researchers believe they've mapped a way to recover rare metals vital to rebuild and replace ageing wind turbines.  Stereotypically enough, whisky plays a...

Gas operating profits rise fourfold at SSE during six months to September

Operating profits from the gas and thermal energy division alone of vertically integrated generator-retailer SSE soared to £248million on an adjusted basis in the...

EGL2 mega-connector wins Anglo-Scots planners’ green light

Britain’s biggest current network improvement project, the Eastern Green Link 2 subsea cable running for 291 miles under the North Sea, has secured planning...

Wave hello: Scots marine pioneers find Blue Horizon under water

Wave energy pioneers Mocean Energy have secured over £3 million in EU funding to develop and deploy a 250kW wave machine in Orkney. The large-scale...

EDF to invest £4.5bn this year in UK low carbon electricity

Nuclear-to-solar-to-wind generator EDF Energy says it is on track to develop £4.5billion-worth of low carbon electricity-making assets in the UK this year. In its 2023...

First Scotwind offshore farm seeks Holyrood’s consent, as Whitelee begins bug hunt

The first development in the winning bids of last year’s 24.8GW ScotWind leasing competition has filed papers seeking planning consent from ministers at Holyrood. Offshore...

Breaking news:  Emissions scheme to reduce sale of carbon allowances

Energy-intensive industries will be incentivised to reach their lowest-ever level of carbon emissions, under detailed plans published by the UK government & devolved administrations...

Co-op a look, Donald! UK’s biggest community-owned wind farm half way to spinning citizen-controlled...

Four of eight permitted turbines have now been erected at a pioneering new wind farm in Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, on Scotland’s south west coast. Together rated...

ENGIE & Canadian Solar bring two 2-hour grid batteries to Scotland

French-based power supplier ENGIE has signed a deal with green generator Canadian Solar’s e-Storage offshoot to construct two 50MW/100MWh, two-hour duration battery sites in...

ABB and Gravitricity mine potential of hoist-delivered batteries

Energy storage innovators Gravitricity have signed a development deal with global engineers ABB designed to advance both parties' hoists-as-batteries offer. Re-opening old mine shafts across...

Glasgow Airport to install 15 MWp of ground mounted solar PV

Scotland’s busiest airport may be powered exclusively by solar-generated electricity as early as next year. Glasgow Airport’s owners AGS Airports are seeking planning permission to...

Energy co-ops slam Johnson’s Net Zero Strategy

Leaders of England's 300-plus power co-operatives have slammed the Johnson administration's Net Zero Strategy. They say it shuns the work of thousands of hard-working...

Holyrood consults on green H2, as bank warns world “50% short of electrolyser capacity...

The world will fall short by as much as half in the electrolyser capacity it needs to meet by 2030 the planet's green hydrogen...

Celtic seas: Sturgeon opposes Cambo, as its minority owner Shell snaps up Irish floating...

After months of equivocation, Scotland’s First Minister this week confirmed her opposition to drilling the vast Cambo oil field, but stressed the final decision...

Six Highlands hydro dams sold for £26.6 million

A total of 4.1 MW of hydro capacity across six Highland dams at least five years into their working lives changed ownership today, guaranteeing...

Onshore wind: Octopus commits up to £10 million to develop in Wales & Scotland

Octopus Renewable Investment Trust says it has already invested £2.5 million in the first of nine newly formed joint venture companies for projects. ORIT...