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Developing ocean energy resources

British-Irish Council administrations call on EU to back ocean energy resource.
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Call for Scots-Irish energy grid

Call for Scots-Irish energy grid | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it
Building an undersea electricity grid connecting Scotland and Ireland within the next 10 years could provide a major economic boost, a new report says.
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John O'Groat Journal | News | Caithness college signs up to wind farm deal

John O'Groat Journal | News | Caithness college signs up to wind farm deal | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it

Caithness students will benefit from an agreement which has been signed by North Highland College and Whirlwind Renewables.

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ISLES Project (Irish-Scottish Links on Energy Study)

ISLES Project (Irish-Scottish Links on Energy Study) | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it

ISLES is a collaborative project between the Scottish Government, the Northern Ireland Executive and the Government of Ireland. Funded mainly by the EU's INTERREG IVA Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), it is assessing the feasibility of creating an offshore interconnected transmission network and subsea electricity grid based on renewable energy sources off the coast of western Scotland and the Irish Sea.

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John O'Groat Journal | News | North Highland College gets funding boost from Wathegar 2 wind farm operators

John O'Groat Journal | News | North Highland College gets funding boost from Wathegar 2 wind farm operators | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it

North Highland College is to get a funding boost after signing a partnership agreement with Whirlwind Renewables.

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Landmark NNFCC study says advanced biofuels key to meeting European Directive

Landmark NNFCC study says advanced biofuels key to meeting European Directive | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it

A new landmark government study, written by the UK’s National Centre for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials (NNFCC) suggests that the UK will miss its renewable transport targets without significant investment in a new generation of biofuels.

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Scots approve giant two-bladed offshore wind turbine

Scots approve giant two-bladed offshore wind turbine | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it
2-B Energy granted permission to install 6MW offshore wind turbine at Fife Energy Park...
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WWF-Scotland Report Launch: How to put electric cars on Scotland's roads

WWF-Scotland Report Launch: How to put electric cars on Scotland's roads | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it

On 1 December, WWF Scotland will host a roundtable event with the Transport Minister Keith Brown MSP and key stakeholders in the electric vehicle industry to launch WWF Scotland's new report, ‘Powering Ahead: how to put electric cars on Scotland's roads’.

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Taking Scottish sustainable energy to the world

The Enterprise Europe Network Scotland team is behind a partnering event, which will take place during the North Sea Supply Connect INTERREG conference at Edinburgh Napier University on 20 and 21 March 2012.

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Cut in charges to boost green energy firms - Interviews - Scotsman.com

Energy regulator Ofgem is poised to hand the Scottish renewables sector a substantial benefit by lowering the cost of transmitting the power generated from wind and wave technology.

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Study 'undermines' nuclear case

Study 'undermines' nuclear case | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it
Plans being considered by the industry regulator could undermine the prospect of new UK nuclear power plants.
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North Star | News | Work begins on new Ross wind farm

North Star | News | Work begins on new Ross wind farm | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it

Lochluichart Wind Farm near Garve is a 17-turbine, 51MW wind farm being developed in the hills between Loch Luichart and Loch Glascarnoch.

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Jewel and Esk reveals new energy-focused centre

Jewel and Esk reveals new energy-focused centre | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it
The Centre for Excellence in Engineering and Clean Technology will create 1000 apprenticeships...
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Solar panels to power city college

Solar panels to power city college | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it

Jewel & Esk College in Edinburgh aims to create a one-acre site of around 800 solar panels adjacent to the campus, which will generate 1,076KW of energy a day, enough to be energy sufficient.

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Offshore Wind & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2012

Offshore Wind & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2012 | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it

Offshore Wind & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2012 in Aberdeen.

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Northern Times | News | First power from Gordonbush wind farm

Northern Times | News | First power from Gordonbush wind farm | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it

Electricity has been generated for the first time at SSE’s 70MW Gordonbush wind farm near Brora.

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Residents to have their say on £1.2bn offshore wind farm / East Lothian Courier / News / Roundup

Residents in East Lothian are invited to have their say, at an exhibition in Spott later this month, on a proposed £1.2 billion offshore wind farm in the outer Forth estuary.

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EC Publishes Updated Handbook on Green Public Procurement

EC Publishes Updated Handbook on Green Public Procurement | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it

On 25 October the European Commission published a fully revised version of ‘Buying Green! – A handbook on green public procurement’. The handbook, first published in 2004, is designed to help public authorities to buy goods and services with a lower environmental impact.

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Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme Performance - Performance League Table

Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme Performance - Performance League Table | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it

The first Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme Performance League Table (CRC PLT) was published by the Environment Agency on 8 November.

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Greengairs windfarm proposal reduced to eight turbines - Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Greengairs windfarm proposal reduced to eight turbines - Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it

The proposed Greengairs East windfarm has been reduced in size from 11 turbines to eight.

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Scottish energy firm takes over rival business - Herald Scotland | Business | Corporate & SME

Scottish energy firm takes over rival business - Herald Scotland | Business | Corporate & SME | Energy and Sustainability | Scoop.it

A Scottish renewable energy firm founded by a farmer and a property developer has strengthened its grip on the market by acquiring the business of one of its biggest rivals.

Ayrshire-based VG Energy has acquired the trade of Shetland Wind Power from the Pirrie brothers’ Nevis Capital in a deal it claimed would consolidate its position as the “number one renewable energy company” in the UK.

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Hydro firm raises £2m for 15 new projects - Energy and Utilities - Scotsman.com

Hydro energy firm Green Highland Renewables has raised £2 million from investors after it secured a deal to develop up to 15 small-scale schemes on land owned by the Forestry Commission Scotland.
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