Renewable energy subsidies (CfD) will cost consumers an extra £1.5 billion after BEIS change the rules – SEN

Rule changes by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (the Department) on its 2017 auction for contracts to support new, low-carbon electricity generation will increase costs for energy users by around £100 million a year, according to an investigation carried out by the National Audit Office (NAO). In September 2017, BEIS awarded 11
-> Continue reading Renewable energy subsidies (CfD) will cost consumers an extra £1.5 billion after BEIS change the rules – SEN

MPs sound renewable energy alarm as green investment plummets to lowest in 10 years – SEN

The Brit-Govt must publish a plan to secure the investment needed to meet the UK’s carbon budgets after a series of policy changes have contributed to a collapse in clean energy investment, according to MPs on Westminster’s Environmental Audit Committee. The latest figures for low-carbon energy investment show that there has been a ‘dramatic and
-> Continue reading MPs sound renewable energy alarm as green investment plummets to lowest in 10 years – SEN

Hebrides’ seniors forum points the way to vote for island wind farm in national charity community awards final – SEN

One of the biggest social groups for the elderly in the Hebrides has given its full backing to community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust, as the deadline approaches for voting in this year’s Scottish Charity Awards. Point and Sandwick Trust, who run the wholly community-owned wind farm at Beinn Ghrideag, near Stornoway, has
-> Continue reading Hebrides’ seniors forum points the way to vote for island wind farm in national charity community awards final – SEN

Scottish national grid provider shows ‘amber light’ for subsea power cable to link Shetland with mainland in 2019 – SEN

A Scottish national electricity grid provider is to hold a meeting later this month with the renewable energy supply chain about finally connecting the Shetland isles to the mainland. SSEN has been working on the plan to install the mostly subsea 160-mile cable from Caithness to Shetland for more than 10 years. Only about six
-> Continue reading Scottish national grid provider shows ‘amber light’ for subsea power cable to link Shetland with mainland in 2019 – SEN

Fears over tree felling threat to wildcats in Clashindarroch Forest – BBC News Online

A wildcat group is concerned about the impact of tree felling on the population of the animals in Clashindarroch Forest in Aberdeenshire. Wildcat Haven, which has footage of a large cat in the forest, claims the Forestry Commission is carrying out “extensive commercial exploitation”. It also fears plans for two large wind farms will threaten
-> Continue reading Fears over tree felling threat to wildcats in Clashindarroch Forest – BBC News Online

Wildcat conservation group launches campaign to protect Clashindarroch Forest – Press and Journal

  By Kieran Beattie On a misty spring evening, two men dedicated to protecting one of Scotland’s most enigmatic creatures survey their surroundings. There is pristine woodland to their backs,and a vast moor of recently-felled forest in front of them. They point to one particular stump, where just months previously, a special low-light trail camera
-> Continue reading Wildcat conservation group launches campaign to protect Clashindarroch Forest – Press and Journal