Renewable energy

How would energy be cheaper in an independent Scotland?

Author / Creator: Business for Scotland

Media type: Article

Date published: 2022

Scotland has huge potential to produce renewable electricity. At the moment, that is limited by the UK’s energy policy, and also by the outdated, privatised National Grid.


Bought and Sold for Corporate Gold

Author / Creator: Jonathon Shafi

Media type: Discussion Paper

Date published: 2022

the sale of Scotland’s renewable energy to private corporations is a serious impediment to independence.


Pioneering North Sea renewables project unveiled at COP 26

Author / Creator: Believe in Scotland

Media type: Article

Date published: 2021

Offshore wind resources in the North Sea will create thousands of jobs and boost Scotland ‘s ambitions to be a world leader in renewable energy through a plan unveiled at COP 26 in Glasgow.


The key to powering an independent Scotland’s future. Open minds on indepencence #16

Author / Creator: Believe in Scotland

Media type: News Media

Date published:

Renewable energy holds the key to powering Scotland’s future. The country is so richly blessed with prized natural resources. It is well-placed to become a key player in the sector.  The renewables industry currently contributes £6.4bn to Scotland’s economy and employs more than 23,000 people. 


Feed-In Tariffs Scheme: Common Weal Consultation Response

Author / Creator: Gordon Morgan

Media type: consultation response

Date published:

Common Weal strongly disagrees with the proposal to end export and generation tariffs for renewable energy. It will be harmful to the renewable energy industry. It will not significantly reduce energy costs for consumers - they cost approximately £1 per household per year.