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Solar power to be generated from Council HQ

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Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative (ECSC) is celebrating that community-owned solar panels have been fitted on the roof at Waverley Court, The City of Edinburgh Council headquarters.The plan originally unveiled in 2015 was to...

Renewable energy powers new Edinburgh store

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Residents in fashionable Stockbridge can now shop in a new shop powered 100 per cent by renewable energy and which has contributed to the community.The Co-op invested £740,000 and created 14 jobs in the...

Millerhill now ready to recycle food into energy

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Cllr Lesley Hinds the Transport and Environment Convener the City of Edinburgh Council and Cllr Derek Rosie the Cabinet Member for Commercial Operations at Midlothian Council visited Millerhill Anaerobic Digestion plant this week to declare...

Council encouraged to apply for energy efficiency funding

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SNP MSP Ben Macpherson who has a background in renewable energy has encouraged The City of Edinburgh Council to apply for a share of The Scottish Government’s £11m fund to deliver energy efficiency improvements to...

MP calls on the UK government to support green energy

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Following the collapse of Pelamis, a renewable company in his constituency, local MP Mark Lazarowicz has used the opportunity of a speech made earlier today in Westminster to demand that the UK Government takes steps...

Renewable energy – making waves in Europe

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Aquamarine Power Chief Executive Office John Malcolm was today elected to the board of Ocean Energy Europe – the influential Brussels-based trade body which has an important role in shaping European policy for wave...

Harlaw Hydro – building to start soon

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 Today is a big day in the development of Edinburgh’s first community owned renewable energy project, located at Harlaw Reservoir near Balerno.Harlaw Hydro raised over £300,000 with a community share launch. There are now...

Record levels of renewable energy in Scotland

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 The Scottish Government has claimed today that more than 40% of electricity consumed in Scotland is generated from renewablesNew figures show Scotland’s renewable electricity output was at record levels.The figures, which were released this...

Edinburgh firms well represented at European Ocean Energy Conference

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Two of the foremost wave energy companies in Europe were represented at the European Ocean Energy Conference today at Our Dynamic Earth, and they are both based in Edinburgh.Pelamis Wave Power is run by...

Edinburgh wave company gathering real-time wave data

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Edinburgh's wave energy pioneer, Aquamarine Power, is now gathering real-time wave data at their Oyster 800 test site in Orkney, which is helping the wave energy firm produce more accurate energy forecasts, optimise production...

Largest offshore wind turbine now in Fife

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The Samsung Heavy Industries prototype offshore turbine is the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine due to become operational later this year, and it is now standing at Energy Park Fife.. The structure...

New wave of grant funding from The Scottish Government welcomed

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Government announcement today of grant funding for Edinburgh based wave businesses Pelamis and Aquamarine Power, and the first tidal project in Pentland Firth given go ahead.Development of the largest tidal array in Europe today...

Green Investment Bank launched officially today

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Despite the fact that it has been working away recruiting staff and finding a space in the council's Waverley Court building, the UK Green Investment Bank (UKGIB) is only officially being launched at the...

Lord Provost endorses green scheme

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Lord Provost Donald Wilson hosted an event on Friday 31 August at the Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, home of the iconic Pyramid Building. The building is owned by Survey Solutions Scotland and the Lord Provost...

Edinburgh wave energy company win European award

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Aquamarine Power has won a major European Commission award Wave energy moved centre stage in Europe when wave energy developer Aquamarine Power won a major European Commission environment award yesterday. European Commissioner for the Environment, Janez...

Aquamarine Power – Making more waves in Orkney

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Scotland’s first near shore commercial wave power array, which will power more than 1,000 homes, has been approved by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing. Two new Oyster wave energy converters will be added to an existing...

Scotland has potential to be world leader in renewables

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Scotland could earn £2 billion a year exporting electricity and become a world leader in new-energy technology, a leading think tank forecasts today. But the country will realise its full potential only if energy policy...

New wave energy device sets sail from Leith

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Following its manufacture and testing in Leith, ScottishPower Renewables’ new P2 Pelamis wave power device sets sail for the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney today where it will undergo further trials.Commenting, SNP Energy Spokesperson Mike...

Edinburgh wave company Pelamis appoint new CEO

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Pelamis Wave Power has appointed Per Hornung Pedersen as its new Chief Executive Officer.The company says that Mr Pedersen joins Pelamis with an immediate goal of fulfilling demand from the company’s three major customers,...

Transition Edinburgh South meeting 26 April 2011

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Transition Edinburgh Community Energy Meeting is taking place  on Tuesday 26 April 2011 from 7-9pm. Everyone is welcome to come along, share what we are doing, and explore together how we as a...

Chris Huhne announces £3m contract between Aquamarine Power and Fugro Seacore

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Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne today welcomed a £3 million marine renewable energy contract between Edinburgh-based wave energy developer Aquamarine Power and Falmouth-based marine drilling specialists Fugro Seacore (Seacore).The...

China strikes renewables deal with Scotland

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First Minister Alex Salmond today welcomed the conclusion of a $10 million licensing agreement between a Sino-Scots company and a Scotland based engineering firm on processing domestic waste into energy.The agreement between Shanghai Huanuan...

Exclusive:- Pelamis Wave Power loses CEO and CFO

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The Edinburgh Reporter has confirmed with the company this morning that both the CEO of Pelamis Wave Power, Neels Kriek, and the CFO, Diana Dyer Bartlett, are set to leave the company.It has been...

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