Scotland Moves to Ban Plastic Cotton Buds

The Scottish government has today revealed new plans to become the first UK country to ban the manufacture and sale of plastic cotton buds, one of the most common pieces of litter washed up on beaches around the British Isles. Announcing the plans today ahead of a major speech on the environment from British Prime …

Voith Completes Upgrade at Scottish Hydro Plant

The Mucomir small hydropower plant in Scotland is now back on the grid, following the modernization of equipment at the plant, technology group Voith has announced. Operated by SSE, the upgraded project was commissioned back in the autumn and is now operating with improved cost efficiency and meets the strictest environmental standards. For this project …

Scotland promises 50 per cent clean energy by 2030 under first ever Energy Strategy

The Scottish government has unveiled sweeping new plans to scale up the use of renewable fuel in electricity, transport and heat across the country, under its first ever Energy Strategy. The Strategy, released yesterday, sets a new target for at least 50 per cent of all Scotland’s heat, transport and electricity consumption to be supplied …

EV Charge Point Use in Scotland Surges 43 Per Cent in One Year

The use of electric vehicle charge points in Scotland has surged by nearly half in the space of a year, putting the UK region “on the cusp of a motoring revolution”, according to the RAC Foundation. The motoring charity’s analysis of the ChargePlace Scotland public network shows that both number and usage of chargepoints is …

November Another Strong Month For Scottish Renewables

Wind energy in Scotland provided more than three-quarters of the country’s entire electricity demand in November, according to new figures published by WeatherEnergy and highlighted by WWF Scotland. According to WeatherEnergy, wind energy sources provided 1,651,050 MWh of electricity to the National Grid, 77% of Scotland’s entire electricity demand for the month. If we restrict …

November Winds Provided Three Quarters of Scotland’s Power Needs, Data Shows

Strong November winds helped generate more than three quarters of Scotland’s electricity needs for the month, once again demonstrating the “success story” of the renewables sector north of the border. Data released today by WWF Scotland shows wind turbines provided 77 per cent of Scotland’s entire electricity demand for the month, and supplied enough power …