Innovative surf n turf renewables project secures £1.3m funding
A pioneering community renewables project in Orkney has received £1.35m from the Scottish Government’s Local Energy Challenge Fund.
Renewable energy confirmed as Scotland's largest source of power
Renewable electricity has been confirmed as Scotland’s largest source of power, as new figures show green generation met the equivalent of almost half (49.5%) of the country’s needs in 2014.
Waterways could deliver low-carbon heating to 1 million homes
At least one million homes and businesses across England could be tapping into clean renewable heat hidden in our waterways, a new online tool for communities has revealed.
Fracking task force calls for regulator of shale gas industry
The Task Force on Shale Gas has called on the Government to introduce an industry regulator as it releases its first interim report on UK Planning, Regulation and Local Engagement.
Green Bank report reveals ten ways to make UK cities greener
Cities across the UK have an opportunity to unlock immediate benefits by investing in ten types of green infrastructure, according to a report issued by the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) today.
Green Bank announces £200m for green energy plans in developing nations
The UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB) has agreed terms with Energy Ministers to launch a £200m green investment pilot programme.
Whitehall ill-equipped to meet commitments on environment, says WWF-UK
WWF-UK today backed a call for major reforms - including a new Office of Environmental Responsibility - to equip government to deal with urgent environmental issues that could otherwise cost billions to fix and put long-
Govt experts warn climate change could lead to rise of killer diseases in the UK
Climate change could accelerate the emergence of vector-borne diseases such as dengue fever, and West Nile virus in the UK, the Government’s leading public health experts have warned.
Scotland's low carbon sector receives £76m funding boost
A new £76 million scheme to boost jobs and economic growth in Scotland’s low carbon sector has been unveiled today.
Energy Ministers tighten up FiT rules on roof-mounted solar panels
Businesses can now take their solar panels with them when they relocate, allowing them to continue to reap the benefits of lower energy bills, the Government has announced.
Green Building Councils launch €2.35m European retrofit project
Green Building Councils across Europe are today launching an ambitious €2.35 million project to support Governments in designing and implementing the national renovation strategies many have so far struggled to deliver
Scottish businesses challenged to switch to the circular economy
Scottish businesses from a broad range of sectors will today be challenged to consider how they could benefit from an emerging circular economy, as Zero Waste Scotland take a ‘this is not niche’ message to one of the
National Grid says solar eclipse will not affect UK energy supplies
The National Grid has said tomorrow’s eclipse of the sun will result in the loss of 850MW of solar power from the UK energy network but are confident of no disruption to consumers.
Scotland launches £7m competition to support wave energy innovation
Wave Energy Scotland (WES), a new research and development body funded by the Scottish Government, is open for business with the launch of its first international technology innovation competition.
Green Bank launches best-practice investment handbook
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has published its first ‘Green Investment Handbook’, outlining the practical tools it uses on a daily basis to assess, monitor and report the green impact of its investments.