Nicola Sturgeon announces £100k annual grant to hit net zero

The taxpayer money will be used by trade unions to provide policy support and implementation

Nicola Sturgeon: ‘This is not charity, it is our obligation’

The Scottish First Minister has announced Scotland will increase its climate finance for developing countries by a further £12m and calls for other rich nations to do more in final days of COP26

COP26: Women should be central to tackling climate crisis, Nicola Sturgeon says

The First Minister announced further action on tackling the impacts of climate change on gender

COP26, you’ve got an electric mail!

Royal Mail has launched its ‘first’ all-electric delivery office in Glasgow

Nicola Sturgeon: ‘COP26 more important to future of planet than Paris’s COP21’

The First Minister of Scotland said it is ‘vital’ the climate summit proves a success if humankind and the environment are to be safeguarded against climate change

New £6m district heating network fired up in Stirling

The facility is expected to save around 381 tonnes of carbon a year – equivalent to 1.5 million miles driven in an average petrol car

World’s first floating wind farm powers up in Scotland

  The world’s first floating wind farm has started generating power off the coast of Scotland. The 30MW Hywind wind farm is now delivering electricity to the Scottish grid. The five giant turbines, installed around 25 kilometres from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, will generate enough electricity to power 20,000 homes a year. The benefit of floating […]

Scotland to set up state-owned renewable supplier

The Scottish Government is to set up a publicly-owned, not-for-profit renewable energy company. That’s according to Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), who said the supplier would be set up by 2021 to sell energy to customers as the lowest possible price. She suggested the move would give vulnerable consumers more options […]

Scotland to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2032

The Scottish Government has said it will take action to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles by 2032. The move comes as part of a wider set of priorities for the next year to ensure the country is “seizing the opportunities of the low carbon revolution”. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said tackling climate change was […]

Nicola Sturgeon urges UK Government to support marine energy

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the UK Government to support marine energy. Mrs Sturgeon has urged the Tory Administration to sort out the “uncertainty” in the industry. She said: “It is absolutely vital that the UK Government honours its earlier commitment to provide a ring-fenced allocation for marine energy in its renewables […]