Scotland can’t afford to miss out on a new Scottish renewables industry for a second time, warns former Brit-Gov Energy minister – SEN

With a new licensing policy from the Scottish Crown Estate and co-operation – if not collaboration – with the Scot-Govt – there is a ‘glimmer of hope’ for a much-missed Scottish renewables manufacturing industry. That is the comment by a former Scottish Labour MP and UK Energy Minister on the new offshore leasing consultation recently
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Analysis flags consumer benefit from onshore wind – Herald

Onshore wind power has the potential to cut household energy bills, benefit consumers by well over a billion pounds and create thousands of jobs, particularly in Scotland, according to a new report. The Power of Onshore Wind report, from renewable energy consultants BVG Associates, claims that awarding contracts for five gigawatts (GW) of new onshore
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Scots to grab 60% of UK onshore wind work – Energy Voice

Scotland is anticipated to get 60% of the created jobs from the UK onshore wind sector, according to a new report issued by BVG Associates. Of the 18,000 potential jobs created during the construction phase and 8,500 long-term skilled jobs thereafter, Scotland is to win the lionshare while “delivering a net payback to consumers” of
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