City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Energy


Fixing the Planet, with James Hansen

James Hansen - Edinburgh medal recipient 2012

The UN International year of Sustainable Energy for All finds us with various tools with which to confront the climate change crisis.

Our Climate Future with James Hansen

James Hansen - Edinburgh medal recipient 2012

The 2012 Edinburgh Medallist, US physicist Dr James Hansen, is one of the world’s most respected climate scientists.

Edinburgh Medal Address by James Hansen

James Hansen's Edinburgh Medal address, entitled The Case For Young People and Nature, will offer people a chance to hear one of the world's pre-eminent and passionate climate scientists talk about a moral issue of unprecedented scope – climate change.

Gamesa Plants Could Create 800 Jobs in Leith

Gamesa wind turbine

Giant wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa is planning to establish two plants in Leith with the creation of "about 800 jobs."

Edinburgh To Be H.Q. of Green Investment Bank

View NE from Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh and London have been chosen as the joint locations for the government's new Green Investment Bank (GIB). The bank will be initially funded with £3bn of public money to invest in renewable energy projects.

Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference

Whitelee, Europe's largest onshore windfarm

Al Gore is a guest speaker at the annual Scottish low carbon energy conference, returning to Edinburgh after its launch last year. The Conference has strong support from the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise, who are keen to make it a leading international forum for emerging renewable energy and other low carbon markets.

Juniper Green Energy Fair

Fair organised by Juniper Green Community Council and Transition Edinburgh Pentlands, offering guidance and examples of sustainable use of energy. For individual householders there will be people offering advice and services to help reduce energy costs as well as how to lower your carbon footprint.

Bike Station, Transition Towns, and Take One Action Film Fest Win Green Funding

The Bike Station, the Community Alliance Trust in Craigmillar and transition towns in Edinburgh South and Heriot-Watt University are among ten Edinburgh projects to benefit from a Scottish Government green initiative.

Interest Free Loans For Homes Installing "Green" Energy Equipment

The Scottish Government has launched a new £500,000 interest free loan scheme for householders installing micro-energy generating equipment. Loans will be available for a range of renewable heat and electricity technologies, such as heat pumps, solar panels, micro-wind turbines, or biomass boilers.

World Oceans Day

As of 2009, the U.N. has declared 8 June as officially World Oceans Day across the globe each year. This year's theme is "one ocean, one climate, one future."