October Winds Help Deliver ‘Unprecedented’ Renewable Power to Scotland’s Grid

Strong winds in October helped Scottish turbines generate more than 1.7 million megawatt hours of electricity the powered the equivalent of around 4.5 million homes. The performance capped a “spectacular month” for renewables, according to WWF Scotland. The campaign group confirmed today that Scottish wind power provided 99 per cent of Scotland’s entire electricity demand …

Nicola Sturgeon to Open World’s First Floating Wind Farm

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will open the world’s first floating offshore wind farm later today in a landmark occasion for the offshore wind sector. The 30MW Hywind project, developed by Norwegian energy giant Statoil and Abu Dhabi green power company Masdar, will generate enough electricity for around 20,000 homes. Supporters hope it will mark …

Support Boost for Island Wind Energy

Scotland’s islands are to be brought into a £557m support scheme for renewable energy. The Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland were previously excluded from bidding in the UK government’s Contracts for Difference auctions. Under the scheme power generators compete to secure a minimum price guarantee by offering the lowest price they can. An offshore windfarm …

Zero Waste Scotland Publishes Carbon Report as Recycling Rate Climbs

Scotland’s national household recycling rate reached 45.5% in 2016, with one council, East Renfrewshire, becoming the first Scottish council to break through the 60% mark, according to figures published today. The news comes on the same day that Zero Waste Scotland published a report on how recycling helps fight climate change. The organization, which is …

Scotland Breaks Another Wind Power Record

Scotland is celebrating yet another record-breaking month for wind power, new figures show. Scottish wind turbines provided 846,942 megawatt hours of electricity to the National Grid, enough to supply the power needs of 2.25 million, or 93 percent of, Scottish households, according to WWF Scotland. That’s 33 percent more homes than the same time last …