Scotland-New Jersey climate pledge

Scotland's First Minister and the Governor of New Jersey have signed an agreement on climate action - and they want other countries and regions to join them. Nicola Sturgeon, who is currently visiting A...

Scotland’s first sustainable island…

Could very well be Arran, as it targets the establishment of a circular economy that could help win it that accolade. Helping the ambitious island, Interface, the country’s bridge between industry and academ...

Scotland invests in offshore wind

Scotland is a country with a buoyant renewable energy industry. It features regularly in this section, as it is a place of innovation firsts when it comes to clean power. Most recently we reported the instal...

Record-breaking wind turbine installed

The world's 'most powerful single wind turbine' has been installed at Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Scotland. Vattenfall deployed the first of 11 turbines, designed by MHI ...

Fostering a culture of innovation

(BRUSSELS) Dr Siobhán Jordan, Director of Scotland-based Interface, writes ahead of tonight's closing ceremony of the European Innovation Summit, which falls on the occasion of St Andrew's Day. Expres...

Circular fund targets energy sector

A multi-million pound circular economy fund is offering Scotland's energy sector - old and new - the opportunity to advance their sustainable ambitions. We reported the launch of Scotland's £18 million Circu...

Scotland shows ‘great leadership’

Scotland is going to introduce a 'deposit return scheme' to help reduce waste and grow the circular economy. Such a scheme involves a small deposit being placed on plastic bottles and drinks containers, whic...

Scotland strong on renewables

Scotland is one of the leading renewable energy nations. The ‘world’s first offshore floating wind farm’ will be located in the north east coast of Scotland. While another pioneering floating demonstration w...

Calling Scotland’s circular pioneers

Scotland has been recognised as a leading circular economy nation. It picked up the Circular Government Award at this year’s Circulars and was the first country to join the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) club: an...

World first for wind energy

(NORWAY/SCOTLAND) The 'world's first offshore floating wind farm' is heading to its permanent home off the north east coast of Scotland. Norwegian energy giant Statoil and its partner Masdar are behind th...