Scottish Renewables

Scotland outperforms UK in reducing emissions, report finds

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

Building industry and planners give Planning Bill evidence

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

Blog: How wind power helped beat the beast

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

Final climate change plan published to reduce emissions by 66% by 2032

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

£80m strategic energy blueprint unveiled with 50% clean energy pledge by 2030

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

Independent cost of energy review published

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

Sturgeon unveils plans for state-owned not-for-profit energy firm

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

Double celebration as BHA community wind farm is named as a finalist in two top awards

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

Call for public sector to spearhead green energy drive

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

MPs report criticises cuts to Scotland's renewable energy industry

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

Majority of Scots want next Scottish Government to make renewables a priority

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

Call for Scotland to source half of all energy from renewables by 2030

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

Renewables confirmed as Scotland’s main source of power

Scotland’s renewables industry is now the country’s single largest contributor to electricity generation, new figures have revealed.

Published 23 December 2015

Scotland’s ‘love affair’ with solar power at risk

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

GHA tenants have solar energy savings down to a tea

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