Scotland Tag

UK-based solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer Elgin Energy has received approval to construct Scotland’s largest solar farm, a 20MW development on the North coast. The solar facility will stretch across a 47-hectare site and could incorporate up to 80,000 solar panels, replacing a 14MW farm in Errol...

The Scottish Government has proposed an ambitious aim of renewable energy sources providing 50% of Scotland’s entire power demands by 2030. If achieved the plan will significantly reduce the nation’s reliance on gas and oil reserves from the North Sea, which currently provides 47% of total...

Scotland’s burgeoning array of wind power sources have broken two records over the recent Christmas period. Scottish wind turbines generated more electricity than the country used for four days in a row beginning on 23 December, according to data released by WWF Scotland. In addition, the total...

Rio Tinto is selling some assets in Scotland to SIMEC in a deal worth US$410 million. The agreement announced today comprises the sale of Rio’s 100%-owned Alcan Aluminium which includes the smelter in Lochaber and hydroelectric facilities at Kinlochleven. SIMEC will continue to operate the smelter through the...

The first shipment of US shale gas is arriving at Ineos’ refinery and petrochemicals plant in Scotland. The tanker carrying 27,500m3 of ethane from US shale fields arrived is due to dock at Grangemouth today. Ineos’ shipment will be the first of a continuous supply of shale...