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Extreme Weather Leaves Scottish Farmers with £161m Bill

Extreme weather during 2017 and 2018 left Scottish farmers with a £161 million bill. That’s according to a new report published today by independent economic consultancy Ecosulis and commissioned by WWF Scotland. The report notes shows the severe weather negatively affected livestock and crop yields and warns extreme events are …

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 …

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 …

Blustery June Tops ‘Incredible’ Six Months for Scottish Wind Power

A blustery June in Scotland saw yet another wind power generation record tumble last month, topping what green campaigners have hailed as an “incredible” 2017 so far for Scotland’s growing wind energy sector. According to WWF Scotland analysis, wind turbines alone provided more than 1,039,001MWh of electricity to the grid …

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 …

Scotland and California Pledge Closer Ties on Climate Change and Wind Power

The governments of Scotland and California have signed a joint agreement committing the two administrations to share best practice on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and tackling climate change. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Governor of California Jerry Brown in Sacramento on Monday to discuss how the two administrations can …

Scotland Grants Planning Approval for 50MW Floating Offshore Wind Farm

The Scottish government yesterday granted planning permission for a new 50MW floating offshore wind farm around 15km off the coast of Aberdeen, marking a significant step forward for the nascent clean energy technology. Once operational, the farm will have capacity to generate enough electricity for 56,000 homes and should save …