Climate

Plans for floating wind farms move ahead as steel specialist joins project

THE TEAM behind plans to build large floating offshore wind farms to the west of Shetland and in the central North Sea has welcomed the global energy industry’s commitment towards the project which is also expected to bring new manufacturing capacity to Scotland. Dan Jackson of Cerulean Winds was speaking after United Arab Emirates (UAE) […] Shetland News …



New book brings together powerful climate messages from local children

“Stop chopping down trees and plant more trees. Look after the animals that are around you. Stop polluting the sea.” POWERFUL messages from some of Shetland’s young children are being presented this weekend at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow through the newly published book Climate Change: Children’s Voices, writes Alex Purbrick. A colourful collection […] Shetland News …



SIC embarks on campaign for cheaper electricity prices

MOVES to supply offshore oil and gas facilities with renewable energy generated in Shetland could open up an avenue towards much cheaper electricity prices for islanders, Shetland Islands Council (SIC) believes. The SIC has already initiated talks with the UK Government with the aim of overhauling the energy markets’ regulatory framework, a pre-condition to make […] Shetland News …


Latest figures confirm extent of fuel poverty

WITH the latest Scottish house condition figures confirming once again the level of fuel poverty across the isles, energy advisers are reminding people that financial help for home energy improvements is available. According to the Scottish house condition survey published on Tuesday, 14 per cent of dwellings in Shetland are in the least energy efficient category, […] Shetland News …


Hydrogen – a future for the isles beyond petroleum?

SHETLAND doesn’t do small. When Sullom Voe Terminal was at full production in the 1980s it was the largest oil export terminal in Europe. Twenty years later, plans were drawn up for the largest and most productive onshore wind farm in Europe. With that particular wind farm in the early stages of being built, the […] Shetland News …