Scotland’s island groups – the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland – are some of the windiest places not just in Europe, but in the world. Now plans to connect them to the GB electricity grid could spark a £2.5 billion British investment boom.
Yet again EDF has called into question the financial viability of the proposed Hinkley Point C power station. However most commentators fail to mention the true cost of the new nuclear power plant which will fall directly on the UK taxpayer.
The Paris Agreement brings global consensus to the threat posed by rising CO2 emmissions; and at the same time brings opportunities for Scotland to take the lead in low carbon innovation, says Stuart Brown, CEO of the Flowave research facility.