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Security of electricity supply

When the Longannet power station closed in 2016 it raised debate about Scotland's ability to meet its peak demand for...

Review of Light and Shadow Effects from Wind Turbines in Scotland

How light and shadow effects from wind farms are considered in the development planning process in Scotland was raised in...

Energy Storage in Scotland

Scotland’s energy system is undergoing a major transformation in response to pressures to deliver clean, affordable and secure supplies of...

Local energy systems in the UK: Taking stock and looking forward

Decentralisation of the energy system appears to hold the promise of a more just energy system – a low carbon...

Edinburgh Heat Summit 2016

Heat accounts for over half of Scotland's final energy use, representing significant opportunities and challenges for reducing our greenhous gas...

Electrification of heat demand

This project looks at the potential impacts of electrifying a proportion of heat demand, and examines specific technology types against...

Life-cycle assessment of GHG emissions from unconventional gas extraction in Scotland

Unconventional gas is a growing industry worldwide and there is interest in developing the industry (particularly coal bed methane and...

Mapping the community sector

The Aberdeen region is host to a diverse population of community-based initiatives active in the energy, transport, food, and waste...

Improving energy productivity in Scotland

This review of Scottish Government activities and international practices presents an overview of government initiatives that relate to energy productivity,...

Comparative Review of Housing Energy Efficiency Interventions

Reducing the amount of energy used in Scottish homes is an important part of transitioning to a low carbon economy....

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...