Scottish ministers should embrace a vision to make Scotland the EU’s first fully renewable electricity nation, campaigners have said today. The call by WWF Scotland comes as the group published opinion polling data revealing that 61 per cent of the Scottish public “would like to see a Scotland t
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. The Scottish Affairs Committee warned that recent changes in government policy have created uncertainty that could threat
Artist’s impression of the Queensferry Crossing from South Queensferry With six months to go until Scotland’s newest bridge, the Queensferry Crossing, is set to be opened, campaigners are calling for the country’s next big infrastructure project to be one that makes a difference to people’s
Dr Sam Gardner A Warm Homes Act that helps deliver clean, affordable heat to homes must be a priority for the new Scottish Government, according to a group from the third, renewable and academic sectors.
Wind turbines generated enough electricity to meet the needs of more than three-quarters of Scottish households in April, according to new figures. Provided by WeatherEnergy, the statistics indicated that wind farms provided 699,684MWh of electricity to the National Grid, enough to supply, on averag
A map showing the highest concentrations of cold homes across Scotland Political parties have been urged to commit to ridding Scotland of the “scourge” of cold homes by 2025 after new data revealed that there are up to 1.5 million cold homes in the country.
Renewables has come out top of a new poll that asked people in Scotland which energy source the next Scottish Government should prioritise. As Scotland heads to the polls on May 5, the YouGov survey asked more than 1,000 respondents whether the next government should prioritise the continued develop
Annie Mauger The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has welcomed the additional funds committed towards affordable housing within the Scottish Budget for 2016-17 but urged the Holyrood to maintain further increased housing supply “as a top priority”.
Wind power alone provided almost half of Scotland’s total electricity needs in January, according to new data. Analysis by WWF Scotland of data provided by WeatherEnergy found that for the month of January wind turbines in Scotland provided 1,125,544MWh of electricity to the National Grid, enough
Scotland has the highest electricity use per household of any region in the UK following the first rise in demand for nine years. Official new statistics have shown that electricity demand in Scotland is up almost 4 per cent year on year after eight consecutive years of annual reduction.
Wind generated enough power to supply the electrical needs of 97 per cent of Scottish households during 2015, new figures published today have revealed. Analysis by WWF Scotland of data provided by WeatherEnergy found that a record final month of 2015 ended a “huge year” for wind and solar power
John Swinney The Scottish Government has announced a year-year increase of £90 million to its affordable housing budget to help it achieve its target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes during the next parliament.
Charity groups have called on Scotland’s political parties to commit to “end the scourge of cold, energy-wasting, hard-to-heat homes” after new figures revealed that winter deaths in Scotland have reached their highest level for 15 years. The call by RCN Scotland, Age Scotland, and WWF Scotlan