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Virtual consultation to get under way on floating wind farm project off Dounreay

Virtual consultation to get under way on floating wind farm project off Dounreay

Virtual consultation to get under way on floating wind farm project off Dounreay

24 September 2021

Consultation begins next week on a proposed wind farm off the north coast of Caithness that could offer "big opportunities" for the local economy.


Green jobs boost ahead with more than 5000 wind turbines to be decommissioned

Green jobs boost ahead with more than 5000 wind turbines to be decommissioned

Green jobs boost ahead with more than 5000 wind turbines to be decommissioned

12 September 2021

More than 5000 wind turbines will be decommissioned in Scotland within the next 30 years – opening up the prospect of a green jobs boost.


MeyGen electricity production to increase from six to 86 megawatts by 2025/26, say Simec Atlantis Energy

MeyGen electricity production to increase from six to 86 megawatts by 2025/26, say Simec Atlantis Energy

MeyGen electricity production to increase from six to 86 megawatts by 2025/26, say Simec Atlantis Energy

10 September 2021

The next stage of the MeyGen tidal project in the Pentland Firth is expected to be completed by 2025/26.


Energy firm pleased with progress on 'humongous' Caithness switching station project

Energy firm pleased with progress on 'humongous' Caithness switching station project

Energy firm pleased with progress on 'humongous' Caithness switching station project

05 September 2021

SSEN Transmission has praised the team working on its vast construction site near Noss Head and acknowledged the support from the community.


Caithness householders could benefit from funding package and help the environment

Caithness householders could benefit from funding package and help the environment

Caithness householders could benefit from funding package and help the environment

18 August 2021

Call for people in Caithness to sign up to a scheme which can provide funding to carry out energy efficient works to homes.


Newly opened Sutherland wind farm 'an excellent example of green recovery'

Newly opened Sutherland wind farm 'an excellent example of green recovery'

Newly opened Sutherland wind farm 'an excellent example of green recovery'

12 August 2021

The Gordonbush Extension wind farm has been hailed as "an excellent example of the green recovery" by Scotland’s energy secretary Michael Matheson.


Subsea 7 completes pipeline bundle for Buzzard field after 'tremendous collective effort'

Subsea 7 completes pipeline bundle for Buzzard field after 'tremendous collective effort'

Subsea 7 completes pipeline bundle for Buzzard field after 'tremendous collective effort'

30 July 2021

Subsea 7 has completed the installation of a 5km pipeline bundle made at its Wester site in Caithness for the Buzzard field in the North Sea.


Newly completed Halsary wind farm will help Tesco stores to 'go green'

Newly completed Halsary wind farm will help Tesco stores to 'go green'

Newly completed Halsary wind farm will help Tesco stores to 'go green'

27 July 2021

The latest onshore wind farm to be built in Caithness will help a supermarket giant to achieve its sustainability and climate goals.


New owners have ambitious plans for Ardersier fabrication yard

New owners have ambitious plans for Ardersier fabrication yard

New owners have ambitious plans for Ardersier fabrication yard

25 July 2021

Ardersier's long dormant fabrication yard is set to take on a new life as one of Europe's most important green energy and decommissioning facilities


Extra £9 million of funding to tackle fuel poverty and climate change

Extra £9 million of funding to tackle fuel poverty and climate change

Extra £9 million of funding to tackle fuel poverty and climate change

25 July 2021

A programme to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency in Scotland will receive an extra £9 million of funding this year.


Dounreay floating wind farm could create hundreds of jobs, says Caithness councillor

Dounreay floating wind farm could create hundreds of jobs, says Caithness councillor

Dounreay floating wind farm could create hundreds of jobs, says Caithness councillor

23 July 2021

Matthew Reiss says a floating wind farm off Dounreay could create hundreds of jobs but the environment and shipping routes must be considered too.


PICTURES: Greenpeace heads out of Wick harbour on protest mission for oil workers

PICTURES: Greenpeace heads out of Wick harbour on protest mission for oil workers

PICTURES: Greenpeace heads out of Wick harbour on protest mission for oil workers

21 July 2021

The John O'Groat Journal was given special access to a protest by Greenpeace activists as they set out from Wick harbour to the Beatrice wind farm.


Caithness pipeline yards not affected by Subsea 7's involvement with Norwegian company

Caithness pipeline yards not affected by Subsea 7's involvement with Norwegian company

Caithness pipeline yards not affected by Subsea 7's involvement with Norwegian company

20 July 2021

Subsea 7's operations in Caithness will not be affected by its involvement in a new company which will have its headquarters in Norway.


Greenpeace ship arrives in Wick tomorrow for latest campaign

Greenpeace ship arrives in Wick tomorrow for latest campaign

Greenpeace ship arrives in Wick tomorrow for latest campaign

19 July 2021

A Greenpeace ship will arrive in Wick tomorrow (Tuesday, July 20), as the campaigning group embarks on the second leg of its Just Transition Tour.


Dounreay floating wind farm plan 'exciting' says Caithness business chief

Dounreay floating wind farm plan 'exciting' says Caithness business chief

Dounreay floating wind farm plan 'exciting' says Caithness business chief

16 July 2021

A Caithness business chief has described plans to build a floating wind farm off the Dounreay coast as “an exciting development.”


Noss Head works will see Shetland link to national grid for first time

Noss Head works will see Shetland link to national grid for first time

Noss Head works will see Shetland link to national grid for first time

12 July 2021

Work has begun in Caithness to connect the mainland electricity grid with Shetland via a high voltage cable.


Opportunity Cromarty Firth appoints manager to lead world leading Highland green energy centre

Opportunity Cromarty Firth appoints manager to lead world leading Highland green energy centre

Opportunity Cromarty Firth appoints manager to lead world leading Highland green energy centre

29 June 2021

Opportunity Cromarty Firth has appointed a manager to lead the development of a global centre of energy excellence in the Highlands


Free event on how Caithness and Sutherland communities can help address climate change

Free event on how Caithness and Sutherland communities can help address climate change

Free event on how Caithness and Sutherland communities can help address climate change

24 June 2021

In its second free online event, Community Land Scotland is holding a discussion on the climate emergency.


Compelling case for nuclear fusion station to come to Caithness, says Dounreay Stakeholder Group chairman

Compelling case for nuclear fusion station to come to Caithness, says Dounreay Stakeholder Group chairman

Compelling case for nuclear fusion station to come to Caithness, says Dounreay Stakeholder Group chairman

18 June 2021

The chairman of Dounreay Stakeholder Group has said there is a compelling case for Caithness to host the world's first nuclear fusion power station.


Councillor says 'all our economic worries will be sorted' if nuclear fusion station comes to Caithness

Councillor says 'all our economic worries will be sorted' if nuclear fusion station comes to Caithness

Councillor says 'all our economic worries will be sorted' if nuclear fusion station comes to Caithness

16 June 2021

A councillor has declared that "all our economic worries will be sorted" if the world's first nuclear fusion power station comes to Caithness.


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