A NEW report published by Scottish Enterprise surveying the low carbon and renewable energy sector in Scotland has found that over 75% of energy companies are operating in the greener energy space. Those energy firms not already involved in low carbon and renewable energy, over half have expressed a desire, or are already planning to enter these markets, with wind, CCUS and hydrogen again touted as areas of interest. Director of portfolio advancement at Expro Ingrid Huldal said: “There are a number of benefits to operating in the low carbon and renewable energy sector. We must all play our part.”Head of low carbon energy at Scottish Enterprise David Rennie said: “The research shows transition in action as energy businesses grasp opportunities around renewables and Scottish Enterprise will use the findings to support our work. Essentially, we need to deliver the reindustrialisation of Scotland to make sure we capitalise on our green energy potential.”The low carbon and renewable energy report included a review of energy market data and found that Scotland’s low carbon and renewable energy sector economy is worth £5.5bn.
England: Exempt housing and support services are ‘complete mess’The report was published todayThe current system of exempt accommodation in England, a type of supported housing that is used to house a range of people with support needs, is a “complete mess” that is failing too many residents and local communities at the expense of the taxpayer, a Westminster committee said today. The current system of exempt accommodation is a complete mess which lets down residents and local communities and which rips off the taxpayer. The government must act now to help councils to tackle this situation and ensure people get the quality housing and support services they need to move on with their lives. “The best examples of exempt accommodation highlight quality housing and specialist services, with proactive staff helping to support residents. The Bill will introduce tighter regulation on exempt accommodation providers and protect people from exploitation and abuse.1 month ago Scottish Housing News
Excellent results for Westwater Advocates in latest Chambers guideWestwater Advocates has received 27 individual and two top tier rankings in the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2023. The stable is ranked Band 1 in the Employment and Family law categories. Nick Ellis KC, ranked in Commercial Dispute Resolution, Construction and Real Estate, “is particularly sought after for complex construction disputes”, and “he is extremely knowledgeable, reassuring and calm under pressure”. Westwater Advocates “houses an impressive roster of employment advocates”. Janys M Scott KC “delivers a high-impact, well-presented case during court hearings when it comes to family law with the best outcome for her client”.1 month ago Scottish Legal News
The ASX200 fell 82 points for the week, a loss of 1.2 per cent. That's its second week of red in a row, fifth losing week out of the past six, and seventh negative week out of the past nine. Looking forward, the next mover for the Australian market will likely be the release of third-quarter Consumer Price Index data on Wednesday, Mr Sheriff said. "All eyes on CPI - if we do get an uptick in that core CPI, that's not good for equities or even the Australian market. ON THE ASX:* The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index on Friday dropped 53.9 points to 6676.8, a fall of 0.8 per cent.1 month ago Business News
He is a highly respected part of the Western Australian defence circuit and is a consistent advocate for the concept of maritime pre-positioning. We discussed his experiences, his views of maritime pre-positioning and how that might help Australia’s national security interests. The benefits of the maritime pre-positioned fleet went well beyond cost considerations. A multilateral pre-positioned fleet could be a useful tool in the efforts to maintain order in open seas or in preparation for a worst-case scenario conflict. Maritime pre-positioning is not a complete soft deterrent solution, but it must be an informed part of any strategic discussion.1 month ago Business News
Page B5: Airport rail links, highway upgrades and a key freight project in northern Australia led more than $55 billion in infrastructure spending in Tuesday’s federal budget. Page 25: Iconic bootmaker RM Williams enjoyed a $40m turnaround in fortunes in its first year of ownership under billionaire Andrew Forrest, documents reveal. The West AustralianPage 3: Perth motorists have been warned to expect more pain at the bowser with diesel reaching another record-breaking price. Page 4: WA Liberal Party leader David Honey’s approval rating is at a humiliatingly low 9 per cent after more than a year-and-a-half in the job. The Albanese Government’s long-mooted crackdown on tax avoidance is expected to net at least $4.6 billion, a rare boost to its under-pressure financial position.1 month ago Business News
GREG TAYLOR insists he doesn’t need Alexandro Bernabei breathing down his neck to keep his standards high for Celtic. Asked whether £3.75million signing Bernabei’s presence was pushing him to new heights, Taylor said: “I don’t think you need a reminder. “Whoever the manager selects for any game, they are going to give a top level performance. It’s about a team performance and getting results to build something together and hopefully get success. Every player naturally wants to play every game, but that’s not possible — unless you’re Callum McGregor!1 month ago The Scottish Sun
Something went wrong, please try again later. Invalid email Something went wrong, please try again later. Sam Heughan on sex scenes with Caitriona Balfe“I really enjoy those moments,”Sam Heughan on topless auditions"I've been in many auditions thinking, 'God, do I have to take my shirt off?'" Sam Heughan on perimeters and boundaries on set"I think trust is the most important thing. Sam Heughan along with his co-stars are currently filming Outlander season seven which is set to be aired in 2023.1 month ago Scottish Daily Express