Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has given the go ahead for a hydrogen clean energy hub in Aberdeen with backing of up to £3.3 million from the EU.
US engineering General Electric is joining forces with Urban Green Energy to develop the world’s first wind-powered electric vehicle charger.
Troubled US battery maker A123 Systems, which successfully floated in 2009, has secured a $450 million investment from Chinese carmaker Wanxiang Group Corporation.
The Scottish renewable electricity industry has delivered some £2.8 billion of capital investment since 2009, according to figures from Scottish Renewables.
The US Department of Energy is investing $43 million in energy storage technologies to drive forward electric vehicles and grid technologies.
Nissan has unveiled its NV200 London taxi, which promises to be 50% more fuel efficient than alternative vehicles.
The UK-government backed Carbon Trust is to invest £1.95 million in two fuel cell pioneers in a bid to reduce the cost of the technology.
The Isle of Wight off the UK’s south coast is to become a test bed for hydrogen fuel technology in a £4.66 million project led by energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power.
The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne yesterday unveiled a new ‘guarantees’ scheme aimed at accelerating investment in major infrastructure projects in the transport, utilities, energy and communications sectors.
Scottish greenhouse gas emissions were up 3.1% in 2010 on the previous year, but still show an overall downward reduction of 22.8% on 1990 levels.