The recent dramatic decline in the price of oil has accelerated a critical re-examination of how we make Scotland’s oil and gas industry leaner, fitter and better-equipped for the decades ahead, says Ken Grant, Head of Oil and Gas at HIE.
As the impact of a rapid reduction in the feed in tariff for small-scale hydro takes hold, the next two years will be crucial. Here Alex Reading from Green Highland Renewables assesses how scheme owners can maximise returns and complete on time.
Scotland is still the hydro nation. More than a century on from the start of Scotland’s first hydro scheme, a wave of small scale projects is offering jobs and economic activity across the Highlands, says Gavin MacKay from Highlands and Islands Enterprise.