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Wood-fuelled power plant to be built in Port of Grangemouth

Wood-fuelled power plant to be built in Port of Grangemouth | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The plant will be able to create enough electricity for 130,000 homes as well as 200MW of heat.
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Tymor Marine to advise on huge renewables project

A Scottish engineering firm has enlisted a Glasgow consultancy to help it deliver big renewable energy projects in a move the company said reflected its desire to use local talent.

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Law firm survey suggests Scotland best place to invest in renewables

Law firm survey suggests Scotland best place to invest in renewables | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Scotland is the most attractive part of the UK for renewables investment, according to a survey carried out by a leading international law firm.

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Scottish Enterprise reveals ambitious project to expand Dundee Port by claiming land from the Tay

Scottish Enterprise reveals ambitious project to expand Dundee Port by claiming land from the Tay | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Dundee's hopes of becoming a world-leading renewable energy hub will be given a major boost if plans to reclaim 30 acres of land from the Tay are realised.

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Saltire Prize firms to be named

Saltire Prize firms to be named | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The renewable energy companies competing for the £10m Saltire Prize will be announced by the Scottish government later.
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Scotland in line to meet electricity demand | Herald Scotland

THE ambition to generate 100% of Scotland's electricity from renewable sources by 2020 could be within reach, a report suggests.

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Oceaneering invests £15m in renewables at Rosyth - Business - Scotsman.com

Oceaneering invests £15m in renewables at Rosyth - Business - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
AMERICAN industrial giant Oceaneering will use its base at Rosyth to push into the offshore renewable energy market after unveiling a $23.5 million (£15.2m) investment in the facility.
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Engineer plans to double workforce - Business - Scotsman.com

AN ENGINEERING firm is planning to double the size of its workforce in Scotland to 40 on the back of the burgeoning renewables industry.
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EWEA Blog » UK government forecast that renewables will reduce electricity bills

EWEA Blog » UK government forecast that renewables will reduce electricity bills | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Forecasting how much households will be paying for their electricity in the coming years is never an easy task and no government, especially in these austerity times, wants to tell the electorate that its policies will lead to increased prices. But the UK government this week published its draft energy bill, offering support for renewables, including wind power, and saying these measures will reduce consumer energy bills.

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Scotland: Green campaign means lower bills

Scotland: Green campaign means lower bills | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
An ambitious renewable energy program in the United Kingdom is needed to keep household energy bills low, the Scottish energy minister said.
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Scotland launches loan scheme for community renewable energy projects > National News > News | Click Green

Communities and rural businesses in Scotland can now apply to a £23.5 million Government loan scheme to help them get community renewable energy projects up to the planning stage.
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Analysis: We’d be crazy not to exploit Scotland’s natural advantages - News - Scotsman.com

Analysis: We’d be crazy not to exploit Scotland’s natural advantages - News - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
RENEWABLE energy has a bright future in Scotland, if we can get on with it instead of arguing.
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Scotland's green energy sector powers up 11,000 jobs

Scotland's green energy sector powers up 11,000 jobs | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
New report finds that for every one person directly employed in development, there are around six more in the supply chain...
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Record-breaking year for Scottish renewables | Scottish National Party

Record-breaking year for Scottish renewables | Scottish National Party | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

New figures show Scotland had a record-breaking year for renewables in 2012 – with the amount of energy generated by renewables rising seven per cent on the previous year.

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Export figures show value of renewables industry | Scottish National Party

Export figures show value of renewables industry | Scottish National Party | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

A sharp rise in the value of exports from Scotland’s utilities sector has underlined the growing opportunities that the renewable energy sector is providing to Scotland’s economy.

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Scottish renewables investment tops £1bn for the first time

Scottish renewables investment tops £1bn for the first time | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Industry hails record investment levels as new figures show 15 per cent of infrastructure spending comes from green energy sector...
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RenewableUK Applauds Scottish Government Funding Announcement

RenewableUK Applauds Scottish Government Funding Announcement | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed announcement by the Scottish Government that it will provide nearly £8 million to help fund the testing of five prototype marine energy devices.
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Scottish government issues official wind farm planning guidance

Scottish government issues official wind farm planning guidance | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

The Scottish government has today issued a new set of guideline best practices for wind farm planning applications, designed to speed up the planning process and make it ...

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Fife’s renewables role - Local Businesses - Fife Today

Fife’s renewables role - Local Businesses - Fife Today | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
FIFE is playing a major role in efforts to enable Scotland to generate 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2020.
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Scotland surges on in renewable energy investment - Blue and Green Tomorrow

Scotland surges on in renewable energy investment - Blue and Green Tomorrow | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scotland is set to become the UK’s leading location for attracting renewable energy investment, with an £8 billion injection into the sector expected wi...
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Renewables cash ‘will not benefit Scots’ - Business - Scotsman.com

Renewables cash ‘will not benefit Scots’ - Business - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
ONLY a small proportion of the billions of pounds spent on Scotland’s renewable energy drive will reach the local economy and create jobs, a financial analyst has claimed.
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Scottish Enterprise Industry Engagement Building to Become Catapult HQ >> Offshore Wind

Scottish Enterprise Industry Engagement Building to Become Catapult HQ >> Offshore Wind | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Offshore Wind delivers expert coverage of the industry sectors that matter most to you and your business.
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Scottish loan scheme drives community renewables - Blue and Green Tomorrow

Scottish loan scheme drives community renewables - Blue and Green Tomorrow | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Communities and rural businesses across Scotland can now apply to a £23.5m government loan scheme that supports the development of small-scale renewable e...
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Renewables will ‘transform’ Scotland’s economy - Alex Salmond - Environment - Scotsman.com

Renewables will ‘transform’ Scotland’s economy - Alex Salmond - Environment - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S economy will be transformed and communities reindustrialised by offshore clean energy, First Minister Alex Salmond said today.
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Renewable Energy in Scotland | Jonathon Porritt

I was in Edinburgh on Tuesday (March 27th) to give a talk at the Scottish Renewables Conference.  Brilliant day.Scotland is sometimes described as the Saudi Arabia of renewables.  Its resources in wind, wave, tidal, hydro and biomass are enormous ...
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