SNP MSP OPENS HOLYROOD EVENT ON TRANSFORMATIONAL ENERGY RESEARCH IN HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS

On Thursday [24TH MARCH], speaking at a briefing for MSPs on globally significant energy research in the Highlands and Islands, SNP MSP Emma Roddick said that ‘people are screaming out across the world for the lessons that only the Highlands and Islands is ready and able to teach’ and emphasised the importance of researching theContinue reading “SNP MSP OPENS HOLYROOD EVENT ON TRANSFORMATIONAL ENERGY RESEARCH IN HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS”

Highlands and Islands MSP welcomes “tide change” in renewable energy production

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed new funding which will allow construction of offshore wind farms in 17 lots just off the Scottish coastline, including in 11 lots around the Highlands and Islands. Around £1 billion in investment is expected for every 1gw of capacity proposed helping make a just energy transition a reality. Commenting,Continue reading “Highlands and Islands MSP welcomes “tide change” in renewable energy production”

Isles MSP raises transmission charge inequality

SNP MSP Emma Roddick raised in Parliament last week the high transmission charges faced by renewable energy developers in Scotland compared to other areas in the UK, where their equivalents are paid to join, questioning the Government on whether this could harm the SNP’s goal of supporting at least three of Scotland’s islands to becomeContinue reading “Isles MSP raises transmission charge inequality”

Roddick presses finance minister about Orkney Interconnector

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has pressed Tom Arthur, Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth, for clarifications regarding supporting suitable renewable energy developments which will ensure the case for an interconnector for Orkney. Ofgem’s approval for a new cable is reliant on at least 135 MW of new energy generation projects inContinue reading “Roddick presses finance minister about Orkney Interconnector”

Emma Roddick MSP visits Scapa Flow to hear of their ground-breaking plans

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick visited Orkney Harbour Authority yesterday to discuss their Masterplan for Scapa Flow. The plan details their vision for a new multi-user deep-water pier and quayside facility at Scapa Flow, with the end goal of delivering a just transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, and also a large-scale, wind-poweredContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP visits Scapa Flow to hear of their ground-breaking plans”