An alliance between Scotland’s seven cities – Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and Stirling – set up to develop a wider economic and environmental strategy will focus on hydrogen-based technologies. Aberdeen already has Europe’s largest fleet of hydrogen-fuelled buses, has plans to extend it and the other cities are expected to follow suit. See:
Scotland is, of course, a world-leader in the production of hydrogen from tidal power. See:
In addition, Aberdeen has already installed the UK’s largest hydrogen cell for its Exhibition and Conference Centre
A fuller account of the Alliance can be found in the Insider online news magazine at:
You won’t be surprised to know that I could find nothing on this important and very positive initiative beyond the business magazines, Insider and Energy Voice. Indeed, the only Scottish mainstream media report I could find came in the Herald back in 2014 and was headlined:
‘Scottish Cities Alliance refuses to reveal figures about its investment deals’
Could the negative tone have had something to with the Alliance being ‘a Scottish Government-backed collaboration’? The article gives extended space to grudging and mean, wee Labour and Tory representatives but none to the SNP government.