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Electric Car Hire For Housing Association Residents

Housing associations will be able to apply for funding in a new scheme ‘Plugged-In Households’  with financial backing from the Scottish Government . Residents will be able to hire electric cars when they are needed. It allows people to no longer have to own a private vehicle but to hire an electric one when required. The fund will be administered by Energy Saving Trust.
https://theorkneynews.scot/2018/10/21/plugged-in-households-electric-car-hire-for-housing-associations/

Wind Turbine Repair And Recycling Centre Opens In Scotland

In Energy Voice yesterday: ‘Part of a quarter of a million investment, west coast firm Renewable Parts said it hopes the business will herald the “next phase in the industry’s development”…..The new £250,000 investment will see the firm connect with its aftermarket spares warehouse in Renfrew, near Glasgow, to provide a full turbine repair and recycle service.’
https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com/2018/10/11/first-uk-wind-turbine-repair-and-recycling-centre-opens-in-scotland/

Nearly 70% Of Scotland's Electricity Demand Met From Renewables

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Edinburgh's Tech Sector Increases By Three Times The UK Average

‘At the end of June, 50,143 companies were registered in the city according to research. The research, conducted by secretarial software specialists Inform Direct, shows that there were 22,931 in the city centre, 4,965 on Leith Walk and 4,323 in Leith. These positive figures back up recent reports highlighting the Scottish capital as one of Europe’s fastest growing communities of developers and data scientists, which is attracting new technology businesses. Other figures suggest that the city’s technology sector has increased more than three times the UK average between 2014 and 2017.’
https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com/2018/07/19/edinburghs-technology-sector-increases-by-more-than-three-times-uk-average/