Marine fund gives £6m for prototype research

A marine fund launched today is offering £6million to develop prototypes for new wave and tidal energy in Scottish seas. Rough seas can make developing new technology both costly and challenging. Scotland’s development agency Scottish Enterprise said it wants to give firms a helping hand with investment capital to keep their businesses and devices afloat. […]

Scotland set to invite energy innovators

Scotland is set to invite the world’s most talented energy innovators to see the energy research conducted there. The First Minister Alex Salmond will extend the invitation to attend the Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference to the World’s Young Future Energy Leaders at an international conference in Abu Dhabi. The conference brings together government, finance, […]

UK research centre aims to be energy world beater

A new research centre aims to lead the world in ‘smart’ energy technology, from advanced power grids to electric cars and household appliances. The £12.5m Power Network Demonstration Centre is the first of its kind in Europe and is being set up by the University of Strathclyde and energy companies including ScottishPower and Scottish and […]

Glasgow chosen for wind turbine ‘global hub’

Small wind turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind is to build a £5m production and worldwide distribution hub in Glasgow. The facility, which will create more than 50 jobs, will be for final assembly and testing turbines. It will also act as a one-stop-shop for research, development, sales and marketing. The company picked Glasgow after carrying out a […]

Scotland sets sights on 60,000 green-collar workforce

The Scottish government estimates around 60,000 green jobs could be created by 2020. The Low Carbon Economic Strategy was unveiled this week and is a part of the government’s bid to secure sustainable growth and meet its climate change targets. Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth John Swinney said: “Scotland can become a leader […]

Scotland unveils £70m renewables fund

A £70m investment fund set up with the intention of securing Scotland’s place at the forefront of the global offshore wind industry was announced today by First Minister Alex Salmond. The National Renewables Infrastructure Fund is planned to strengthen port and manufacturing facilities and supply chain provision for manufacturing offshore wind turbines and related components. […]