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United Arab Emirates Promotes Alternative Energy

Masdar, a renewable energy company based in Abu Dhabi, plans to spend millions of dirhams in clean energy projects in Scotland after signing an agreement with the Scottish government. Research will be coordinated through the Energy Technology Partnership, an alliance … Continue reading

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Scottish renewable energy set to get £7.6bn to connect to grid

Energy regulator Ofgem signalled it was likely to approve up to £7.6bn of infrastructure investment to connect new Scottish wind farms and other renewable power generators to the UK grid. The proposed spending would ‘replace ageing infrastructure’ and also ‘greatly … Continue reading

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Wind farms earn £1m to shut down over Christmas and New Year gales

Wind farm operators have been paid more than £1 million since Christmas Eve to turn off their turbines. The gales battering Britain have been so strong that many turbines have had to be shut down for safety reasons. Photo: AFP … Continue reading

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Scottish renewable electricity on track for ‘record year’

Figures reveal country is likely to produce its highest ever levels of electricity from renewable sources Wind turbines in East Renfrewshire. Scotland is set to generate a third of its electricity from renewable sources in 2011. Photograph: Murdo Macleod Scotland … Continue reading

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Renewable energy production drops in Scotland

Power generated by wind was up but hydro production dropped significantly in 2010 The total amount of renewable energy produced from wind and hydro power schemes in Scotland fell last year. Low rainfall meant hydro production fell by a third. … Continue reading

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Marine energy in Scotland: A rising tide?

A remote town hopes to become a clean-energy hub EVEN on a sunny day the rugged coastline of Caithness—with its small towns huddled round little harbours, looking 15 miles across the Pentland Firth to the dark cliffs of Orkney—feels as … Continue reading

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