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Green Jobs Fund Powering Locogen’s £2 Million Local Energy Hubs Project

Locogen is leveraging the Scottish Enterprise Green Jobs Call, part of the Scottish Government’s Green Jobs Fund, to help create high-quality roles, working on the company’s innovative Green Energy Hubs project. The Green Jobs Call awarded £500,000 of grant funding to the project, with Locogen contributing another £1.5 million. Green Energy Hubs are designed to …

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Nominate leading examples of zero emissions heating systems in non-domestic buildings in Scotland

Can you nominate a non-domestic building in Scotland for its use of a low carbon heating system? We’re proud that Locogen has been appointed by the Scottish Government’s Energy and Climate Change Directorate to research leading examples of zero emissions heating systems in non-domestic buildings in Scotland. This includes heat sources such as heat pumps, …

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High Voltage Maintenance and Management for Wind and Solar

Professional maintenance and management of high voltage equipment for your renewable asset is vitally important, both for safety and efficient generation. Legislation and insurance providers both now demand that proper arrangements are in place to manage your high voltage equipment and conduct regular maintenance. But securing properly accredited high voltage services can be time consuming …

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Bespoke Community Wind Turbine Scoops Best Community project at Scottish Green Energy Awards

We’re absolutely thrilled that that the Bespoke Community Wind Turbine project has won Best Community Project at the 2021 Scottish Green Energy Awards.  It’s been a long road, but ultimately a successful one, resulting in a project, maybe the last FiT  accredited one, that will benefit the community for many years to come.  Read below …

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UK Heat and Buildings Strategy: Pump priming for the white heat of low-carbon technology or just hot air?

The Westminster Government yesterday (19th October 2021) published their long-awaited Heat and Buildings Strategy (HaBS).  This frames the policy context not just for England but for the whole of the UK. The key take-away points from our analysis include: The UK Government sets an ‘ambition’ to end new gas boilers from 2035.  To progress this there …

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Locogen supports net zero funding bid for North Lanarkshire Council

Work undertaken by Locogen to support Greenspace Scotland’s ParkPower programme has led directly to a successful Green Growth Accelerator (GGA) funding bid by North Lanarkshire Council.  This will progress a project based around Strathclyde Country Park known as ‘Green Park, Green Power, Green Neighbourhood’.  The GGA funding programme is run by the Scottish Government and …

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John Maslen Joins locogen as Low Carbon Solutions Manager

John Maslen, Low Carbon solutions Manager, Locogen We’re delighted to welcome John Maslen to Locogen. Here we catch up with John to talk renewables in the third / public sector. And rewilding… How did you get into renewables? My interest in environmental and social issues has stuck with me since university days in the 1980s, …

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Land lease for renewables after FiT – do the numbers stack up?

Land Lease for Renewables post feed-in tariff The end of the Feed-in Tariff in March 2019 was a seismic event for onshore renewables. The scheme, focused on <5MW renewable generation, was a huge success. Over the lifetime of the FiT, there were a total of 860,257 solar PV installations (5,127 MW) and 7,561 wind installations …

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From First to Last: Cabinet Secretary’s First Turbine launch Could be Last FiT Accredited Turbine in UK

MSP Michael Matheson, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, joined us on Friday 30th July toformally launch the Bespoke community wind turbine, near his local constituency of Falkirk. This marked the first turbine Mr Matheson has opened since being appointed to his new role; however, it could also be the last …

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