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Caithness major energy storage plan to go before Highland Council – but no decision will be made

Caithness major energy storage plan to go before Highland Council – but no decision will be made

Caithness major energy storage plan to go before Highland Council – but no decision will be made

04 June 2021

A plan to create a multi-million pound energy storage plant in Caithness is to go before Highland Council next week.


Strathy South wind farm should have four fewer turbines, says Highland Council report

Strathy South wind farm should have four fewer turbines, says Highland Council report

Strathy South wind farm should have four fewer turbines, says Highland Council report

03 June 2021

The proposed wind farm at Strathy South should have four fewer turbines, taking the number from 39 to 35.


'Widespread local support' for Strathy South wind farm plan, say SSE

'Widespread local support' for Strathy South wind farm plan, say SSE

'Widespread local support' for Strathy South wind farm plan, say SSE

03 June 2021

A plan to build a huge wind farm near Strathy has "widespread local support", according to the company behind the project.


Research from Vulcan could play a part in UK Small Nuclear Reactor project involving Rolls-Royce

Research from Vulcan could play a part in UK Small Nuclear Reactor project involving Rolls-Royce

Research from Vulcan could play a part in UK Small Nuclear Reactor project involving Rolls-Royce

31 May 2021

A consortium led by Rolls-Royce is seeking to secure £300 million in funding as it prepares application to build small modular nuclear reactors.


'Business as usual' at MeyGen despite concerns over shareholder

'Business as usual' at MeyGen despite concerns over shareholder

'Business as usual' at MeyGen despite concerns over shareholder

20 May 2021

An assurance has been given about the MeyGen tidal energy project and its staff despite concerns over one of its shareholders.


Next phase of MeyGen project will 'really put tidal energy on the map,' says Simec boss

Next phase of MeyGen project will 'really put tidal energy on the map,' says Simec boss

Next phase of MeyGen project will 'really put tidal energy on the map,' says Simec boss

17 May 2021

The next stage of the MeyGen project off the Caithness coast will put tidal energy on the map, says company chief


Proposed energy storage plant could create 300 construction jobs

Proposed energy storage plant could create 300 construction jobs

Proposed energy storage plant could create 300 construction jobs

07 May 2021

A multimillion-pound energy storage plant is being planned at Spittal in the site of an unused quarry.


Election 2021: Alex Salmond discusses independence, optimism, mistakes and the Alba Party

Election 2021: Alex Salmond discusses independence, optimism, mistakes and the Alba Party

Election 2021: Alex Salmond discusses independence, optimism, mistakes and the Alba Party

27 April 2021

The former First Minister also talks about making the Highlands a renewables 'powerhouse'


Lib Dem candidate Molly Nolan says ‘power prices must change’

Lib Dem candidate Molly Nolan says ‘power prices must change’

Lib Dem candidate Molly Nolan says ‘power prices must change’

12 April 2021

The Scottish and UK governments are slammed for a lack of action as the Highlands still pays more than elsewhere


MeyGen could be 'a flagship project' for tidal energy industry, says company behind development

MeyGen could be 'a flagship project' for tidal energy industry, says company behind development

MeyGen could be 'a flagship project' for tidal energy industry, says company behind development

10 April 2021

The MeyGen tidal energy scheme in the Pentland Firth could be "a flagship project for the industry and the technology globally."


Caithness wind farm campaigner challenges First Minister to listen to views of local people

Caithness wind farm campaigner challenges First Minister to listen to views of local people

Caithness wind farm campaigner challenges First Minister to listen to views of local people

09 April 2021

Herrick challenges, Nicola Sturgeon, to "put her money where her mouth is" when it comes to listening to the views of local people.


Survey shows young Scots are snap-happy around wind turbines

Survey shows young Scots are snap-happy around wind turbines

Survey shows young Scots are snap-happy around wind turbines

07 April 2021

More than a quarter of a million young Scots have taken a picture of a wind turbine while out and about in the countryside, according to a new study.


New £280,000 fund to build local resilience and protect vulnerable people

New £280,000 fund to build local resilience and protect vulnerable people

New £280,000 fund to build local resilience and protect vulnerable people

04 April 2021

A £280,000 fund has been launched with the aim of building local resilience and protecting vulnerable members of the community.


Highland Council unanimously backs Dounreay fusion reactor bid

Highland Council unanimously backs Dounreay fusion reactor bid

Highland Council unanimously backs Dounreay fusion reactor bid

25 March 2021

Council leader Margaret Davidson says it is an 'opportunity that could bring with it hope'


POLL RESULT: Vast majority back plans for nuclear fusion prototype plant at Dounreay

POLL RESULT: Vast majority back plans for nuclear fusion prototype plant at Dounreay

POLL RESULT: Vast majority back plans for nuclear fusion prototype plant at Dounreay

22 March 2021

Readers of the Caithness Courier and John O'Groat Journal have given overwhelming backing to the idea of a nuclear fusion plant in the far north.


Energy firm lodges appeal after Camster II Wind Farm planning refusal

Energy firm lodges appeal after Camster II Wind Farm planning refusal

Energy firm lodges appeal after Camster II Wind Farm planning refusal

19 March 2021

A renewable energy firm has lodged an appeal after being refused planning permission for a new wind farm at Camster.


Nuclear fusion plant would be 'a major investment in Caithness economy'

Nuclear fusion plant would be 'a major investment in Caithness economy'

Nuclear fusion plant would be 'a major investment in Caithness economy'

17 March 2021

North business leader Trudy Morris has welcomed the possibility of Dounreay hosting the world's first nuclear fusion power station.


Dounreay in potential bid to host world's first nuclear fusion power station

Dounreay in potential bid to host world's first nuclear fusion power station

Dounreay in potential bid to host world's first nuclear fusion power station

13 March 2021

Highland Council is set to consider a potential bid for Dounreay to host the world's first nuclear fusion power station later this month.


Caithness wind farm decision 'a big missed opportunity' but objectors claim plan 'a gross act of vandalism.'

Caithness wind farm decision 'a big missed opportunity' but objectors claim plan 'a gross act of vandalism.'

Caithness wind farm decision 'a big missed opportunity' but objectors claim plan 'a gross act of vandalism.'

12 March 2021

A decision to reject Hill of Forss wind farm branded "a big missed opportunity for the local workforce, businesses and the environment."


Households in Caithness could benefit from solar panel funding scheme

Households in Caithness could benefit from solar panel funding scheme

Households in Caithness could benefit from solar panel funding scheme

11 March 2021

Caithness residents and others in the Highlands could get up to 100 per cent funding to install solar panels and battery storage.


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