Renewables Consulting Group opens new Scottish branch office in Glasgow – Scottish Energy News

London-based Renewables Consulting Group is to open a new Scottish office in Glasgow. Its new office will be located in the International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone off George Square and will be co-located with businesses and academia committed to stimulate innovation and investment in Scotland’s offshore renewable energy sector. RCG plans to establish a
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Sturgeon stuns Scottish Power, SSE and other Big Six suppliers with new Scot-Govt plan to set up not-for-profit energy company

The SNP-led Scot-Govt is to set up a publicly-owned, not-for-profit energy company to deliver low-cost renewable energy. This announcement – which stunned the Big Six dominant British energy providers – was yesterday by Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish First Minister (and SNP leader) at the party’s annual conference in Glasgow. And it equally-stunned Energy UK – the
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Scottish Government blocks major Highland Perthshire wind farm plan – Courier

By Mark Mackay A giant Highland Perthshire wind farm has been ruled out by the Scottish Government after they said it would scar the landscape. The Scottish Government said the development was so significant it would have made “a meaningful contribution to Scotland’s renewable energy targets”. Nonetheless, minsters believed it would have damaged the landscape
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Second huge Moray Firth wind farm proposed – Energy Voice

  Written by David Mackay Initial proposals for a massive new offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth have been submitted. EDF Renewables want to build up to 90 turbines off the north-east coast that could generate power for up to 750,000 homes. Yesterday the early plans went before Moray Council’s planning committee for concerns
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Debate on bid to protect Loch Awe – Oban Times

A BID to have Loch Awe designated as a National Scenic Area (NSA) has been discussed in the Scottish Parliament. The debate followed the John Muir Trust backing a petition lodged by Christine Metcalfe, on behalf of Avich and Kilchrenan Community Council, calling for a review of the process for designation of NSAs and consideration
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