Improving Scotland’s Energy EfficiencyA further £11 million of funding has been made available for councils across Scotland to make homes, public buildings and businesses more energy efficient.
The second wave of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) pilot fund will help local authorities test new and innovative energy-saving approaches with households, community groups and businesses, which can then be taken forward when SEEP is rolled out fully in 2018.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the latest phase at the new Silverdale Nursery in Dalmarnock, which received more than £60,000 from the first round of funding in June last year to connect the building to the energy centre built as part of the Commonwealth Games Village.
2018 - Why is Scotland leading the UK in renewable energy...In the quest to go green, Scotland is way ahead of the rest of the UK, with nearly all electricity produced by wind power. In October, 98% of Scotland's electricity was produced by wind turbines, with the devolved government on track to produce all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. But what is it about Scotland that makes it so much more successful at being green than the rest of the UK?
2018 - PBS 1of2 - Scotland bets on tidal energyAs Scotland transitions from fossil fuels to renewable energy, it is investing in an unexpected source: tidal currents. Similar to wind turbines, which sit above ground, tidal turbines are 100 feet below water and use tides instead of wind to generate power. In the first of a two-part series, Hari Sreenivasan reports on what may become the world’s biggest tidal power resource.
2018 - PBS 2of2 - Brexit may divert power from these ocean energy ad...As Scotland moves ahead with bringing tidal energy from an emerging technology to a commercial reality, Brexit could shake up the ocean power industry. To end a two-part series on advances in this field, Hari Sreenivasan heads to an ocean energy lab and talks about uncertain economic and political futures.
2019 - Dukes, aristocrats and tycoons: Who owns Scotland?Scotland is said to have some of the most concentrated land ownership in the developed world. It’s estimated that fewer than 500 people own half the country’s privately-owned rural land. But how does land ownership affect our lives and is it important who the land belongs to?
2015 - Scotland plans 'radical land reform' As the Scottish government plans what it calls “radical land reform”, the FT's Mure Dickie meets the UK's largest landowner and visits the Isle of Gigha to examine the impact the reforms may have on rural communities.
2014 - BBC Scotland Investigates - The Men Who Own ScotlandMeet the powerful - and usually very private - people who own much of our country. Reporter David Miller goes in search of Scotland's landowners and asks whether it's fair that less than one per cent of Scots own over half of all Scotland's private land. As the government considers radical change, he asks whether big landowners really are the problem, and whether communities will end up owning more of the land they live on.