Climate


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 …