There have been so many good news stories reported here, I thought it might be useful if you had a summary you can pull out whenever you need to put a Unionist straight. So here are the energy ones. I’ve done the economy generally. I’ll do health, housing and others separately:
Surf ‘n’ Turf: Innovative new tidal power generation for Orkney
New giant wind-farm off Fife coast to create 500 jobs and supply 325 000 homes
North Sea oil industry still strong
Will Scotland’s oil hit $100 (or more?) a barrel again after 2020?
Another 200 new North Sea jobs
Independent Scotland’s oil wealth is assured as Aramco chief predicts huge shortages
Scotland’s renewables expertise continues to earn millions.
‘FTSE bounces back amid rising oil price’
‘Wave of new jobs hits the North Sea’
New Scottish records in the generation of renewable energy just keep on coming
Most North Sea oil and gas firms no longer planning job cuts and reporting growing confidence in recruitment according to Bank of Scotland report
With only 10% of the population, Scotland has 55% of the community energy production of England, Wales and Northern Ireland put together
$90 per barrel for Scotland’s oil by 2020
Scotland’s oil and gas expertise earned £11.4 billion in 2015/2016 supported by Scottish Government investment
North Sea oil prices will boom as fracking faces three insurmountable barriers
Scottish Oil’s Confident Future: Three Reports
Another renewable energy production record for Scotland
As Scottish Oil and Gas moves into a third wave of prosperity, Scottish Government funding for innovation is increased
All of Scotland could have been renewables-powered in May
£290 billion of tax revenue still in the North Sea and much more to the west of Shetland
The North Sea’s Third Wave of Wealth Generation: Further evidence from BP as they start production from ‘one of the largest field redevelopments in North Sea history’
Once more Scottish energy expertise can be highly significant
‘North Sea oil output boost on horizon’ according to Reuters, only three months after we spotted it
Four more major wind farms off east coast of Scotland
44% rise in output for Premier Oil in first four months of 2017
More signs of massive oil expectations in Scotland’s waters west of Shetland and the Chinese market is desperate for it
Scotland’s renewables trend is too strong to be held back by political barriers and challenging market conditions suggesting 100% renewables by 2030 is a real possibility.
Scotland’s energy 100% renewable by 2030?
‘Work commencing on £2.6billion Beatrice wind farm energises north of Scotland’
‘Scotland Sets [Another] New Wind Power Record’
Estimates of Scotland’s oil reserves West of Shetland now massively increased to around 8 billion barrels! ‘A super-resource now on the cards.’
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