Offshore Wind Bonanza: Industry predicts £155bn economic boost through to 2030

Between 2022 and 2030 the UK offshore wind industry is set to help mobilise around £155bn in private investment in new projects, according to a major new report published today. The UK Offshore Wind Skills Intelligence (OWSI) Report from the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) said the expansion in the UK’s offshore wind development pipeline … Read more

Diageo brews up plans for Fife solar farm

Drinks giant Diageo has started work on a major new solar energy project at one of its largest facilities in Scotland, the company announced today. The 9,000 panel solar farm is set to generate around 22 per cent of the annual energy needs of its packaging plant in Leven, Fife. The project, the announcement of … Read more

‘Ditch these harmful items now’: Partial single-use plastics ban comes into force in Scotland

Scotland has become the first UK nation to ban “problematic” plastics, after new rules which make it an offense for businesses to offer single-use plastic cutlery, plates and stirrers came into force today. The ban – which comes into force following a six-month grace period after the passing of legislation by the Scottish Parliament during … Read more

The UK's net zero target is under threat because there's no plan to pay for it

Building decarbonisation is critical to delivering a net zero Britain, but neither the Treasury nor Scottish government have set out a vision for how a mass green homes retrofit program could be funded, writes Glasgow Caledonian University’s Keith Baker The UK government’s plan for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is at a … Read more

Pioneer communities: Six Scottish Islands announce net zero by 2040 goal

Holyrood reveals the six islands have signed up to Carbon Neutral Islands project, which aims to reach net zero emissions 10 years ahead of the rest of the UK Could some of the UK’s most remote communities show the rest of the country how to build a net zero emission economy? The Scottish government this … Read more

Floating wind: Government opens up £160m funding and unveils industry champion

The government has launched a £160m funding program to support its goal of delivering up to 5GW of floating offshore wind capacity in the UK by the end of the decade, alongside the announcement of a new industry ‘champion’ to spearhead the scaling up of the cutting-edge technology. The new Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment … Read more