Understanding Scotland’s New Planning Act: What do you need to know about the new planning system?

The Scottish Government’s new Planning Act for Scotland has completed Stage 1 consideration in the Scottish Parliament and is expected to complete its Parliamentary process to become law by the end of 2018. This conference is timed to coincide with the passing of the new Act into law. It will examine the content of the
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Renewable energy gives poor value – Herald

GRAEME McCormick (Letters, June 28) makes a plea for Derek Mackay, the Finance Secretary, to “take control of all public funding and be the economic father of Scotland”. What Mr McCormick failed to address was the lack of data on energy finances given in the Growth Report drafted by Mr Mackay. Phasing out low-cost gas
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Queen Elizabeth makes millions from the U.K.’s offshore wind farms – Bloomberg

  By Anna Hirtenstein Leasing the seabed to offshore wind developers was the most profitable business last year for The Crown Estate Ltd., the company that generates income for Queen Elizabeth II. Earnings from the clean-energy technology in 2017 jumped 32 percent from the previous year to 37 million pounds ($49 million), according to a
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