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Donald Trump arrives at Scottish Parliament to face energy committee

DONALD TRUMP has entered the Scottish Parliament building in readiness for his appearance in front of Holyrood’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.


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Transport firms to get hybrid bus grants

TRANSPORT minister Keith Brown has announced cash to help put more green buses on the roads.


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Spanish wind farm giant will invest in Leith

A MAJOR Spanish wind farm manufacturer is to create 800 permanent jobs in Scotland in a highly ambitious renewable energy investment package worth £125 million.

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Renewables ‘will cut power bills by 2020’

SCOTLAND’S electricity will come solely from renewable energy by 2020, leading to reductions in households’ bills, a new government report has claimed.


Cut in charges to boost green energy firms

ENERGY regulator Ofgem is poised to hand the Scottish renewables sector a substantial benefit by lowering the cost of transmitting the power generated from wind and wave technology.


Energy ambitions renewed as Scotland wins fuel fund

LEITH’S future role at the centre of renewable energy development and Edinburgh’s chances of hosting the Green Investment Bank have been given a major boost by a compromise deal ending a cash wrangle between Westminster and Holyrood.


£100m boost for renewable energy projects in Scotland

AN EXTRA £100 million will be made available to support green energy projects in Scotland after a deal was stuck between Holyrood and Westminster.

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First Minister hails energy plant deal

THE First Minister has welcomed a multi-million-pound deal to buy a Scottish fabrication facility in a move that saves 60 jobs and could create another 200.

Scottish Hydro boss brings good news on energy bills

AN energy boss has offered hard-pressed Scottish consumers hope that any rise in next year’s bills will be kept to a minimum.

Energy firms in deal to develop carbon capture at Peterhead

TWO major energy firms are to work together in a bid to develop carbon capture and storage technology in Aberdeenshire.

‘Fracking’ for gas given the green light

A FIRST licence for the controversial gas drilling technique known as fracking has been granted in Scotland – with more likely to follow.


Firms ‘missing out’ on renewables cash

TRADE body Scottish Renewables has warned that businesses are “missing out” on chances to make money from alternative energy.

SNP and wildlife charity accused of ‘scaremongering’ over isles’ tugs

The Scotland Office has accused an environmental charity and the SNP of “irresponsible scaremongering” over their criticism of a decision to withdraw funding for two emergency tugs.

Taxpayers' cash used to build road for developer

QUESTIONS have been raised over the use of £1 million of public money to help fund a route to be used to access a wind farm.

Moulton snubs Scots wind over high grid costs

VENTURE capitalist Jon Moulton has delivered a blow to Scotland's green energy plans, saying he will not invest any of a £200m infrastructure fund in this country because of high grid connection costs.

Wind farms paid £900,000 to turn off

Six wind farms were given six-figure payments to switch off their turbines because the Scottish grid network could not absorb all the energy being produced.

New turbine will produce affordable tidal energy

A TEAM of engineers have developed a turbine which they claim will produce the world's first domestically affordable electricity from tidal energy within a year.

End of an era for coal and oil as renewables are about to be king renewable energy will be king

RENEWABLES will overtake oil, gas and coal as the world's main energy source by 2025, according to a new survey of operators.

Richard Dixon: Scotland could have 100 per cent green energy by 2020

THE history of renewable electricity targets in Scotland is instructive in considering how credible the current crop of manifesto promises are.

Nautricity ready to test 'economic' tidal device

A STRATHCLYDE University spin-out company has developed a marine technology device, which it claims will produce the world's first domestically affordable electricity from a tidal source within the next year.

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