August 23, 2019

Oil has begun to flow from the biggest development project in the North Sea in a decade. 


More than 300 million barrels of oil are expected to be produced over the next 30 years from the Mariner field which lies 95 miles east of Shetland. 


It is expected to produce annual average plateau rates of around 55,000 barrels of oil per day an...

August 19, 2019

Scotland’s wind turbines produced enough electricity to power almost double the number of homes in Scotland between January and June 2019, as wind power output in Scotland reached another record high.

According to a Weather Energy report, Scotland’s renewable electricity output soared in the first half of the year, providing enough energy to powe...

June 15, 2019

A second round of the Plugged-In Households Grant Fund has now opened, providing an opportunity to procure the services of electric vehicle car clubs.

£500,000 of SNP Government funding is available for social housing providers and third sector organisations to allow tenants, local residents and staff access electric vehicles on demand through ca...

April 12, 2019

Offshore wind developers, supply chain companies and government will come together in Edinburgh on 02 May to maximise the offshore renewables sector.

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP will co-host the summit with UK Energy Minister Claire Perry MP.

Mr Mackay said:

“Scotland has all the natural resources required to make it an ideal location for of...

April 1, 2019

At General Questions on Thursday, Kenneth asked Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse MSP about safety at Hunterston B power station.

In his response, the Minister confirmed that public safety is the Scottish Government’s absolute priority. He also took the opportunity to highlight that the Office of Nuclear Regulation...

March 28, 2019

In March 2018, Hunterston Reactor 3 was taken offline to carry out routine inspections of the graphite core. The inspections confirmed the expected presence of cracks and also identified these happening at a higher rate than modelled.    

EDF has since completed an extensive inspection programme, one of the most detailed of its kind in the w...

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