News – March 2012


Scottish renewables boost

Scottish Renewables launched their report “Delivering the Ambition: employment in renewable energy in Scotland” at their Annual Conference in Edinburgh. The study is the first comprehensive assessment of full-time equivalent renewables posts in Scotland and found that over 11,000 people are currently employed in renewables covering renewable energy development, the direct supply chain, academia and the wider public sector.

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Scottish Government

£103 million fund for renewables

Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has today announced a new £103 million investment fund which will drive the growth of renewable energy in Scotland for generations.


Launch of the Spatial Planning Assessment of Climate Emissions (SPACE) tool

Spatial planning decisions are crucial in delivering required new development in Scotland in a way that reduces greenhouse gas emissions from energy use, land use change, transport and waste.  Planning is crucial to the delivery of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets as well as enabling the transition to a low carbon future. The Spatial Planning Assessment of Climate Emissions (SPACE) tool, the result of a partnership project between Scottish Government and SEPA, is designed …

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William Tracey

Oatally Mad about Recycling!

Resourcefulness comes as second nature to Nairn’s Oatcakes who have been baking Oatcakes since 1888.  They have maintained excellent recycling figures segregating cardboard, paper, plastic, polythene, packaging and office paper.  However, it has been a successful partnership with recycling and resource management business, William Tracey Group, which has seen the environment team at Nairn’s come closer to their goal to achieve zero waste to landfill. William Tracey Group, who also has a strong heritage, with …

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Green Bank will focus on waste processing and recycling

The UK’s first Green Investment Bank (GIB) will prioritise investment in commercial and industrial waste processing, energy from waste generation and recycling. The decision to locate the bank in Edinburgh is testament to Scotland’s burgeoning reputation as a place where environment and engineering can come together to create sustainable solutions for generations to come. Holyrood magazine’s ‘Waste: A New Approach’ conference on Wednesday 23 May will focus on the opportunities that are being created and …

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