Climate Change Poses Threat to UK’s Historic Churches, Trust Warns

The UK’s historic churches are at serious risk from the impact of climate change, including higher levels of rainfall and invasive pests such as termites, according to the National Churches Trust. Roofs, towers and spires are threatened by strong winds and more frequent storms. The trust saw a 26% year-on-year …

Sweet! Nestlé opens new wind farm in Scotland

The owner of brands such as KitKat, Smarties and Milkybar has opened a new wind farm in Scotland. It consists of nine turbines and will generate around 125GWh of electricity a year – enough to supply half of the annual power demands of Nestlé’s UK and Ireland operations. The company …

Ben & Jerry’s Joins the Campaign to Support Onshore Windfarms

Tubs of Strawberry Breeze-cake, Cherry Gale-cia and other wind-themed ice-creams will feature in a campaign by Ben & Jerry’s to persuade the government to rethink its opposition to onshore windfarms. The renamed flavours will be sold at half price on “windy Wednesdays” to support a pro-renewables push by the Unilever-owned …

Scotland Draft Climate Change Bill Sets 90%-by-2050 Emission Reduction Target

New targets will set Scotland on course to become one of the first countries in the world to achieve a 100% reduction in carbon emissions, the Scottish government has claimed, although it has stopped short of committing to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. The draft climate change bill, published on Thursday …

World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Installed in Scottish Waters

The world’s most powerful wind turbine has been successfully installed in Aberdeen Bay, providing another first for the record-breaking European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Developer Vattenfall announced it yesterday completed the installation of the first of 11 turbines at the site. It also confirmed the new turbine from manufacturer …

Scottish Wind Power Enjoys Record-Breaking Start to 2018

Onshore wind turbines in Scotland are set for another bumper year of generation, with figures for the first three months of 2018 revealing a 44 per cent uptick in wind power output compared to the same time last year. New data released today from WWF Scotland shows onshore wind turbines …

Scottish Islanders Secure £1.3m for Community Renewables System

Residents of the Isle of Canna off the west coast of Scotland have secured £1.3m to largely ditch their diesel power generators in favour of a new community-owned renewable electricity system based on solar PV, wind, and battery storage technologies in a bid to cut fuel usage and costs. Construction …