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Archive for November, 2012

Change is seen as a good thing – when it brings jobs and growth

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Calum Davidson, Director of Energy and Low Carbon, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)

This piece originally appeared as a column in the Energy North Autumn supplement, published by Scottish Provincial Press.

Summer’s over, schools are back, and the Highlands and Islands are bidding farewell, for now, to our seasonal visitors. The cabinet have finished their annual tour of Scotland, with meetings, dinners and a round of public engagements in Orkney, where energy was right at the top of the agenda. The Deputy First Minister announced the initial four competitors for the £10m Saltire Prize in Marine Energy, and a new round of research and development (R&D) funding for wave and tidal companies. (more…)

Community energy – a powerful partnership for the future

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Nicholas Gubbins, Chief Executive, Community Energy Scotland

Community involvement in renewable energy projects has the potential to be a powerful partnership for the 21st century, creating both renewable energy and sustainable communities  – and nowhere more so than in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. (more…)