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Exploring the spatial demand for electric vehicles in Scotland

Electric vehicles (EVs) are to play a critical role in decarbonising Scotland's transport sector. The Scottish Government will support an...

Building Resilience in Scotland’s Urban Tree Populations

This paper examines the current position of urban tree management and the extent to which climate change resilience is being...

Wind Farm Impacts Study

This study looked at whether the visual, shadow flicker and noise impacts predicted by wind farm developers in documentation submitted...

The comparative costs of community and commercial renewable energy projects in Scotland

The purpose of this study is to identify any differences in the costs faced by community and commercial renewable energy...

Assessing the life cycle costs and carbon emissions of wind power

Wind energy is playing an essential role in meeting the Scottish Government's ambitions to generate the equivalent of 100% of...

Citizens’ juries on wind farm development in Scotland

How do people feel about wind farms when they are given an opportunity to learn more about the topic and...

The impact of Wind Farms on Scottish Tourism

In 2008 the Moffat Centre published a comprehensive study on the economic impacts of wind farms on tourism in Scotland....

Review of the climate implications of land use change

Scotland's Land Use Strategy enables informed decision making about how Scotland can make the most of its land's potential now...

Community benefits from offshore renewables: good practice review

Community benefits offer the opportunity for Scottish communities to share in the financial value of their local energy resources. There...

Supporting community investment in commercial energy schemes

Community investment in commercial energy projects has the potential for far-reaching and positive impacts. This research has demonstrated that there...

The Local Economic Impact of Renewable Energy Projects: a Shetland Case Study

Research has shown that energy developments generally receive more support from the local community when they are expected to deliver...

Event - Unconventional Gas Extraction in Scotland: An Update for Policymakers, Planners and Regulators

ClimateXChange invited policymakers, planners and regulators to the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation in November to discuss the challenges and...