Glasgow confirmed as climate conference host

The government has confirmed Glasgow as the host city of next year’s UN Conference of the Parties (COP26) summit. The Cabinet Office made the announcement on 9 August, with Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus chosen as the event location. Claire Perry, … Continued

Peterhead power station secures capacity contracts

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) announced on 9 August that it has reached an agreement with RWE Generation UK for the transfer of Capacity Market contracts from RWE’s Aberthaw B Power Station to SSE’s Peterhead Power Station. The gas-fired power … Continued

Sturgeon launches Stirling District Heat Network

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opened the Stirling District Heat Network project on 7 August, which will see renewables technology harness energy from wastewater. The announcement, which was made as the Cabinet visited Stirling, is part of a new package … Continued

University of St Andrews to slash carbon footprint

On 2 August, the University of St Andrews announced that it has launched a £3.75mn energy conservation campaign that could see the university reduce its carbon footprint by 950 tonnes a year. The overhaul could also result in the university … Continued

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