Scotland must ‘control’ its own energy to win future investment, says Westminster MP – Energy Voice

Scotland needs to “control” its own energy to attract future investment in its renewables sector, a Scottish Westminster MP said yesterday. John McNally, MP for Falkirk and member of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, said the best way to show Scotland is world leader in renewables is to establish sovereignty over its own transmission
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Scotland must improve its tourism infrastructure – Herald (letters)

TOURISM is Scotland’s major business and there are a record number of tourists visiting. This success comes with problems. Skye can’t cope with the numbers, the ferry services to the outer isles are inadequate and the visitor footfall at Culloden is causing damage to the clan graves on the battlefield. We don’t need “Groundbreaking apps,
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Scottish Government deflects criticism from unions over BiFab contracts – Energy Voice

The Scottish Government has deflected criticism from the GMB and Unite unions by claiming it is trying to encourage offshore wind developers to use local suppliers. Unions described the situation for Scottish workers a “rip off” on Friday, adding that those who subsidise Scotland’s windfarms are “denied the opportunity to build those windfarms”. The anger
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Remote islands are far from ideal for large-scale wind development – Herald (letters)

I NOTE your article regarding remote island wind (“Renewable energy boom driven by £557m auctions”, The Herald, July 24). Sustainable Shetland would like to respond to this article, and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) press releases that prompted it, from the Shetland perspective. Scotland is set to enjoy a new renewable
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Law firm’s renewables projects reach £300m – Scotsman

Law firm Harper Macleod has reaped the rewards of the UK’s thriving secondary market in renewable energy, completing a record series of deals. The Glasgow firm enjoyed “unprecedented” success in the past six months as it completed projects worth more than £300 million. https://www.scotsman.com/business/companies/law-firm-s-renewables-projects-reach-300m-1-4775636

Faulty cable to wind farms costs electricity users millions – Scotsman

Tom Peterkin Consumers have forked out millions of pounds to switch off Scottish wind turbines while a sub-sea cable to transfer surplus renewable energy south of the Border has been out of action. Scotland on Sunday has learned that the Western Link running from Hunterston in Ayrshire to the Wirral has been offline since the
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Renewables ‘rip off must stop now’, unions say after Canadian BiFab trip – Energy Voice

Trade unions said today that the “great renewables rip off must stop now” following a “successful” trip to Canada to meet new BiFab owners DF Barnes. GMB and Unite said the meeting with the Newfoundland firm was “productive”, but hit out at the lack of supply chain opportunities in Scotland. GMB Scotland secretary Gary Smith
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