See this from the Aberdeen Evening Express on 12th December 2016:
‘Scotland’s “expertise in renewable energy” is in demand around the world, with businesses working in more than 40 countries, according to new research. Projects include advising the government of Japan, providing cranes to build wind farms in Morocco and South Africa and working with the World Bank in Chile, industry body Scottish Renewables said.’
That’s pretty impressive, huh? Scottish businesses are working in more than 40 countries including Japan, Morocco and South Africa and Chile! Wow, we’re global! If I was the editor at Reporting Scotland (I know, the very idea is very funny) that’d be a top headlined story. It has everything a young student of ‘news values’ is taught to look for. In only two Google ‘pages’, I found 14 news agencies reporting almost exactly the same headline. There are maybe more. Even the Scotsman and the Daily Record covered it! Reddit listed it. The National covered it too, as we would expect.
I’ve searched long and hard but there’s no sign of BBC Scotland or STV covering it.
I tried, for December 2016, ‘STV Scotland renewable energy expertise’ and ‘BBC Scotland renewable energy expertise’ but found nothing.
Now drop the word ‘expertise’ and for STV you get only:
‘Shepherd loses legal battle to stop Perthshire wind farm’
For BBC Scotland, despite meeting its renewable energy targets, it’s still not good enough and we get this grudging comment implying the Scottish Government is still not doing enough:
‘Conservationists and the green energy industry are demanding the Scottish government sets a new target to ensure half the country’s power comes from renewables by 2030.’
So, back to the beginning of the story, at least some of us got it. Spread the word.