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Fife firm wins £12m contract for work on one of world's largest wind farms

A SCOTTISH firm was awarded a £12 million contract for work on one of the world's largest wind farms.

Fife firm lands £12m work on giant wind farm

A FIFE firm has secured a £12 million contract for work on one of the world's largest wind farms.

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Windfarm approval rates drop

WINDFARM approvals in Scotland have dropped significantly in the face of local opposition from residents, keen to avoid developments on their doorsteps.

Salmond unveils scheme to tackle skills crisis in renewable energy

ALEX Salmond will this week announce a major training initiative to solve a looming skills crisis in Scotland's renewable energy sector.

Energy policy blow as wind turbine firm hits cash crisis

SCOTLAND'S renewable energy aspirations have been dealt a serious blow after the parent company of the country's largest wind turbine manufacturer filed for insolvency.

Analysis: 'Scotland can't afford to miss out again'

THE Skykon factory is currently the only significant manufacturer of wind turbine towers in Scotland and is therefore a very important part of the manufacturing business here at present.

Old rallying cry for oil is updated for renewables

ALEX SALMOND has updated the SNP's old rallying cry "It's Scotland's oil" for the renewables generation and called on the Crown Estate to hand over the money it makes from selling licences for wind and wave farms in Scottish waters.

Wind of change hits turbines plan after protests on Shetland

DEVELOPERS have scaled back a major wind farm planned for Shetland after islanders raised concerns about the impact of the project.

Going green will push Scots fuel bills up £100

CASH-strapped consumers face a hike in fuel bills of up to £100 a year to pay for the switch to renewable energy in Scotland, industry experts have warned.

Briggs has eye on renewables with new deals

Briggs, the Fife-based marine services company, has the offshore renewable energy market in its sights after securing almost £60 million of fresh contract wins.

Scotland 'green' by 2025 - Salmond

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond is "100 per cent confident" that Scotland's electricity needs will come from renewable power by 2025.

Borders firm wins £50m funding for its small-scale wind farms

PRIVATE equity investors yesterday pumped £50 million into a small, Borders-based wind energy developer in an attempt to set up "hundreds" of mini projects across rural Scotland.

Economist calls for radical thinking on funding of renewable energy

One of Scotland's top economists has called for "radical thinking" by government and the public and private sectors to create the finance necessary to boost renewable energy potential.

Uninhabited island could be a boom town in the 'Saudi Arabia' of renewable energy

SOME of its last inhabitants left to help the nuclear revolution and now an uninhabited island could play a significant role in the development of renewable energy.

Further sea sites opened to energy projects

Scotland's seas are to be further opened up to wave and tidal energy projects, following the announcement of a new leasing round for sites owned by the Crown Estate.

£100m plans unveiled for 30 wind turbines and forest in West Lothian

PROPOSALS for a new windfarm that could power up to 40,000 homes have been unveiled for a site in West Lothian.

Flexitricity links small hydro scheme to grid

FLEXITRICITY, an Edinburgh-based start-up that connects smaller electricity generators to the national grid, has plugged what is believed to be the first small-scale hydro-electric scheme into the network.

Scotland's marine energy prospects 'hit by lack of incentives and support'

SCOTLAND'S bid to be at the forefront of the marine energy revolution could be thwarted by other countries, including Ireland and Portugal, which are fast catching up, a report warns today.

ScottishPower and Gamesa in new renewables projects

SCOTTISH POWER is this week expected to announce another significant investment in renewables alongside Spanish firm Gamesa, which will unveil plans to manufacture equipment for wind turbines.

Europe's largest onshore wind farm set for massive expansion

IT is already Europe's largest onshore wind farm and creates enough electricity to power 180,000 homes.

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