Scotland continues to outperform the rest of the UK in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, but successful strategies for energy and waste mask a lack of progress in other parts of the Scottish economy, a new report has concluded.
Published 24 September 2018
Holyrood's local government and communities committee will continue to examine the Planning (Scotland) Bill today as it hears evidence from organisations from the country’s builders and planners.
Published 7 March 2018
The Beast from the East has hit hard in Scotland - but how's the energy system coping? Hannah Smith from Scottish Renewables explains.
Published 2 March 2018
A Climate Change Plan which sets out in detail how Ministers intend to meet the target of reducing emissions by 66% by 2032 has been published by the Scottish Government.
Published 1 March 2018
The Scottish Government has published the country’s first Energy Strategy which it said will strengthen the development of local energy, empower and protect consumers, and support climate change efforts while tackling fuel poverty.
Published 21 December 2017
An independent review into reducing costs in each element of the electricity supply chain has been published by the UK government.
Published 26 October 2017
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to set up a state-owned not-for-profit energy company in Scotland to offer cheaper power to homeowners.
Published 11 October 2017
The innovative new community wind farm developed by Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) and its partners Community Energy Scotland (CES) has been named as a finalist in two prestigious industry awards.
Published 5 October 2017
Scotland's public sector has the potential to lead the next stage of the country's green energy evolution, according to industry body Scottish Renewables.
Published 8 December 2016
A committee of MPs has called on the UK government to clarify future support for the Scottish renewables industry following a “disproportionate” impact of cuts on the sector.
Published 25 July 2016
Renewables has come out top of a new poll that asked people in Scotland which energy source the next Scottish Government should prioritise.
Published 1 March 2016
Scotland should set an ambitious new target of generating the equivalent of 50 per cent of its total electricity, heat and transport demand from renewables by 2030, according to industry body Scottish Renewables.
Published 13 January 2016
Scotland’s renewables industry is now the country’s single largest contributor to electricity generation, new figures have revealed.
Published 23 December 2015
Inverurie has been named as Scotland’s solar capital as new figures reveal the nation’s love affair with home-grown energy for the first time.
Published 20 August 2015
A project to fit 500 GHA homes with solar panels has been hailed a success after saving tenants £388,000 on their energy bills.
Published 26 May 2015