Renewable sources

May 2023       SPICe Spotlight report

Wind energy in Scotland: current position and future plans

This article from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre sets out the background to wind energy development in Scotland, the details of the recent ScotWind seabed leasing agreements and how the Scottish wind energy sector may develop in the future. It is linked to a forthcoming article on wind energy, economic impacts and the Scottish supply chain. 


May 2023       SPICe Spotlight report

Economic and supply chain impacts of wind energy in Scotland

Following on from the previous article on the current state of, and future plans for, wind energy in Scotland, this post provides details on some of the issues around the supply chain and the economic impacts from wind energy deployment in Scotland.


May 2022

Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm

(information from Planet Sutherland  May 2022) 

If you have questions regarding the project or would like to receive updates, you can contact to be added to the mailing list.

Foundation Scotland has been contracted to carry out a consultation on a proposed community benefit fund for the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm. The consultation is being carried out through an online survey which is currently available at:

Please feel free to circulate this within your members or to other interested persons/groups.

In addition, we are hosting a series of online group sessions or individual one on one discussions in order to understand local preferences about the kinds of projects or activities that the Fund may support, and how the Fund may operate. If you would like to be involved in the virtual or one-to-one discussion you can contact myself on telephone 07801 530 218 or by email at



January 2022

Prospect of 25 GW more renewable energy from auction of offshore wind licenses

The Scottish government has awarded 25 gigawatts of offshore wind project development rights, more than double the UK’s existing offshore wind capacity, in one of the biggest auctions of its kind in the world.

More than half the projects, with a total capacity of 13GW, will use “floating” wind turbines, the first time that this technology, which is tethered to the seabed, will be deployed commercially at a large scale.

Financial Times  17 January    Nathalie Thomas and Leslie Hook 

Read the full article

First Minister hails “truly historic” opportunity

Details of the bids  from Crown Estate Scotland


October 2021   

Big Solar Co-op

The Big Solar Co-op is a new approach to subsidy-free community solar, supported by Sharenergy. We’re working across the UK to:

Make solar viable on a huge range of sites – without subsidy

Empower and support volunteers to work together to get it built

Fight the climate crisis through large-scale, grassroots community action

Learn more about how you can get involved or read about the Big Solar Co-op vision and the need for the project.



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