Tag Archives: Government

£103m renewable energy fund launched

October 10, 2012
Posted in News, Policy

A multi-million pound renewable energy investment fund (REIF), geared to stimulating greater levels of private finance into innovative green power and renewable district heating projects in Scotland, was opened for business by First Minister Alex Salmond today.   Initial priorities for the REIF are wave and tidal energy, community-owned renewables and renewable district heating, as […]

The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters get on board with marine power

July 31, 2012
Posted in HIE, Highland Council, News, Policy

The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters in the North of Scotland will today confirm their place on the global marine energy map with the launch of the area as a Marine Energy Park. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker will welcome the launch of the marine park during a visit to Thurso in Caithness, […]

Pentland Firth poised to become first energy park in Scotland

January 27, 2012
Posted in CNSRP, HIE, News, Policy

THE Pentland Firth is poised to become the first marine energy park in Scotland, it has emerged.   Energy minister Greg Barker has asked Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP John Thurso to host a meeting of the Marine Energy Programme Board in the county this summer, at which the minister hopes to be in […]

Energy and Climate Change Select Committee asks all the right questions:Source Aquamarine Power

November 3, 2011
Posted in Developer, News, Policy, Utility

  A well-informed group of MPs was asking all the right questions yesterday as the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee called for oral evidence in its inquiry into the future of marine renewables in the UK.   The committee kicked off their inquiry earlier this year, with the goal of examining the UK Government’s […]

Influential group of MP’s to visit area on renewables mission

June 17, 2011
Posted in News, Policy

An influential group of MP’s will be in Caithness next week to get an insight into the potential of the Pentland Firth for renewable energy development.   The Members of Parliament’s  Scottish Affairs Select Committee visit will focus on aspects of the committee’s inquiry into the Crown Estate in Scotland, they are examining how the Crown […]

Regional agencies publish Onshore Action Plan

June 15, 2011
Posted in CNSRP, HIE, Highland Council, News, Policy

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment (PFBE) facilitated workshops where work was mainly focussed on the onshore development that will be necessary in North Highland to enable and support wave, tidal and offshore wind power. These sectors have been identified as priorites for the Caithness & North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership, of which the Highland […]