Bright Breezy Weather Helps Scotland Go Green in May

Bright sunshine and strong winds helped Scotland last month to meet, at times, all its household electricity needs with green energy, new analysis out today reveals. Wind power output jumped 20 per cent compared to May 2015, producing enough power to meet 46 per cent of the country’s electricity needs …

Renewable Energy Breaks Records in 2016, but Investments Are Falling

More gigawatts of renewable energy were installed worldwide in 2016 than in any previous year, according to a new report. The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2017 report shows the costs of solar and wind energy continue to fall dramatically. But it also documents a slowdown in investment in …

Scottish Tories Look to Quash Hopes of Onshore Wind Revival

Hopes that a Conservative government could open the door for new onshore wind projects outside of England were dealt a blow late last week, after the Scottish Conservatives’ manifesto underlined the party’s opposition to new wind farms in Scotland. Last week the Conservative Party’s main manifesto performed a surprise partial …

Jordan Refugee Camp Becomes First in the World to be Powered by Renewables

Up to 20,000 Syrian refugees living in the Azraq refugee camp have been given access to free clean power thanks to the world’s first solar farm to be deployed at a UN refugee camp. The UN’s refugee agency, the UNHCR, yesterday announced the 2MW is covering the power needs of …