1. Consultation analysis

    15 Apr 2019

    Good practice principles for renewable energy developments consultation: analysis of responses

    In 2018, we reviewed and consulted on our good practice principles for: community benefits from onshore renewable energy developments, shared ownership of onshore renewable energy developments, and community benefits from offshore renewable energy developments. 

  2. Statistics

    22 Mar 2019

    Scottish natural capital: ecosystem service accounts 2019

    This publication, prepared by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), presents estimates of the quantity and value of ten services being supplied by Scottish natural capital.

  3. Publication

    12 Mar 2019

    Scotland's electricity and gas networks: vision to 2030

    Based on Scotland's energy strategy, this document looks at the ways in which Scotland's electricity and gas network infrastructure will continue to support the energy transition.

  4. Consultation paper

    30 Nov 2018

    Offshore renewable energy developments - good practice principles for community benefits: consultation

    Draft version, for the purposes of public consultation, of the Scottish Government's Good Practice Principles for Community Benefits from Offshore renewable Energy Developments.

  5. Consultation paper

    30 Nov 2018

    Onshore renewable energy developments - good practice principles for community benefits: consultation

    Draft version, for the purposes of public consultation, of the Scottish Government's Good Practice Principles for Community Benefits from Onshore Renewable Energy Developments.

  6. Consultation paper

    30 Nov 2018

    Shared ownership of renewable energy developments - good practice principles: consultation

    Draft version, for the purposes of public consultation, of Scottish Government's Good Practice Principles for Community Benefits from Onshore Renewable Energy Developments.

  7. Progress report

    30 Oct 2018

    Renewable heat target and action: 2018

    The annual report outlines a number of new and emerging initiatives on renewable heat.

  8. Consultation paper

    15 Oct 2018

    Offshore wind, wave and tidal energy applications: consenting and licensing manual

    This document provides guidance on applying for consents and marine licences for offshore renewable energy projects within both Scottish Territorial Waters (out to 12 nautical miles (“nm”)) and Scottish Offshore Waters (12-200 nm). It updates and replaces the draft Marine Scotland Licensing and Consents Manual published in 2013.

  9. NEWS

    12 Oct 2018 00:01

    Powering Fair Isle

    The island will receive reliable 24-hour electricity for the first time.

  10. NEWS

    27 Sep 2018 12:47

    Renewable electricity continues to grow in Scotland

    Latest figures show increase in renewable electricity and installed capacity.

  11. NEWS

    24 Sep 2018 14:04

    Solar panels for ‘Livingstone’s Hospital’

    Community benefit from secure energy supply.

  12. Strategy/plan

    06 Sep 2018

    Renewables Obligation (Scotland) consultation: our response

    In March 2018 we published a consultation asking for views on an amendment to the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order (the ROS) 2009 which would enable additional capacity at certain large hydro-electric generating stations in Scotland.

  13. NEWS

    19 Jun 2018 16:30

    Funding for offshore wind

    £2 million grant to support offshore innovation.

  14. NEWS

    04 Apr 2018 09:30

    Future of energy generation

    £33m investment by Aggreko in research and development.

  15. Consultation paper

    21 Mar 2018

    Renewables Obligation (Scotland) amendment: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on the proposal to enable additional capacity at certain large hydro-electric generating stations in Scotland.

  16. Strategy/plan

    20 Dec 2017

    The future of energy in Scotland: Scottish energy strategy

    Scotland's first energy strategy sets out the Scottish Government’s vision for the future energy system in Scotland.

  17. Strategy/plan

    31 Oct 2017

    Renewable heat target and action: 2017

    The report outlines a number of new and emerging initiatives on renewable heat.

  18. Progress report

    07 Oct 2016

    Renewable heat target and action: 2016

    Reporting outlining a number of new and emerging initiatives on renewable heat.