Fergus Ewing

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Name: Fergus Ewing
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

British oil revenue forecast cut in blow to Scottish separatists

EDINBURGH — Revenues from Britain’s oil over the next 30 years could be around 25 percent less than previously predicted, the UK’s independent budget office said on Thursday, delivering a blow to Scotland’s campaign for independence. The Office for ... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Judges back 103-turbine wind farm in Scotland

Jul 10, 2014Sustainability & Environment0Plans to build a major wind farm in Scotland has been given the go-ahead by the courts.The controversial Viking Energy project had been put on hold after a series of challenges but appeal judges ruled the 103-turbine ... [Published Energy Live News - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Commonwealth Games to boost Scottish tourism

Outside the UK, the top 5 wealthiest nations in the Commonwealth are worth in average about £218m to the tourism industry in Scotland, each year.VisitScotland has released information on the overall incoming expectancy for Scottish tourism with the 2014 ... [Published Travelwires.com - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

British oil revenue forecast cut in blow to Scottish separatists

EDINBURGH, July 10 (Reuters) - Revenues from Britain's oil over the next 30 years could be around 25 percent less than previously predicted, the UK's independent budget office said on Thursday, delivering a blow to Scotland's campaign for independenc ... [Published CNBC - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Wind farm plan gets judges' go-ahead

Plans to build a major wind farm in Shetland have been given the go-ahead by the courts.The controversial Viking Energy project had been put on hold after a series of challenges.Appeal judges have now announced that there insufficient reason to stop the ... [Published BBC - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Govt invests £52 million to address science skills gap

Contractors are being used to plug the skills gap across multiple industries, but it is perhaps science-related subjects where demand is at its highest level. This has been primarily attributed to the fact that not enough young talent is choosing STEM ... [Published Brookson - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 6 reports

West Lothian Wind Farm Approved

Planning permission for a 22-turbine wind farm in West Lothian has been approved by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing.The Harburnhead development, located near West Calder, will create around 80 jobs during the construction phase of the project. Upon completion, ... [Published Build Scotland.co.uk - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Scots OK 66MW Harburnhead wind

Energy minister Fergus Ewing said the project, under development by Enel Viento, will generate about £9m ($15.4m) for the local economy.The Edinburgh government noted that the developer had set up a community trust to support local initiatives.But the ... [Published Renewable Energy News - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Scottish Government welcomes Oil and Gas Expert Commission Report

Monday July 7th, 2014TweetFiscal and regulatory stability will be at the heart of an independent Scotland’s approach to the North Sea Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has pledged.Mr Ewing made the commitment in response to the Oil and Gas Expert Commission ... [Published Government Opportunities - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

A rock AND a hard place for Scottish Government on post-indy UK renewables subsidy

It’s not hard to see why the No Tiree Array campaigners saw off Scottish Power Renewables [SPR] and the Scottish Government on the favoured proposal to lassoo the tiny Atlantic island with one of the most grotesque inshore ‘offshore’ wind farms imagi ... [Published For Argyll.com - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 2 reports

Reforms urged to oil industry

Radical fiscal and regulatory changes are needed in the oil and gas industry to make sure the remaining resources in the North Sea provide the greatest economic benefits, an expert group has warned.The Independent Expert Commission on Oil and Gas has ... [Published Press and Journal - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 1 reports

Stability and total value at heart of new North Sea industry report

Fiscal and regulatory stability will be at the heart of an independent Scotland’s approach to the North Sea, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has pledged.Mr Ewing made the commitment in response to the Oil and Gas Expert Commission report: Maximising the ... [Published Press and Journal - Jul 06 2014]

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A spokesperson for the Scottish energy minister, Fergus Ewing, said: "north sea oil is a bonus, not the basis of an independent scotland's economy, and is a fantastic asset which will be around for many decades to come. but in an independent scotland that oil wealth will be properly invested, not squandered as it has been by successive westminster governments."
Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing said: "the 2015 year of food and drink will provide scotland with an opportunity to showcase the very best of our food and drink sector, which enjoys an enviable international reputation."
"the obr's forecasts rest on estimates of future production which are well below that used by the industry, by leading experts and by the ukuk government" a spokesman for Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said

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Biotechnology conference starts in Edinburgh on... [Published The Edinburgh Reporter - 5 hours ago]
British oil revenue forecast cut in blow to Sco... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jul 11 2014]
Danny Alexander: Alex Salmond's portrait of Sco... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 11 2014]
Ross food and drink firms urged to 'grow for it... [Published Ross-shire Journal - Jul 11 2014]
Commonwealth Games to boost Scottish tourism [Published Travelwires.com - Jul 11 2014]
North Sea oil revenues will decline more sharpl... [Published ACQ Magazine - Jul 10 2014]
UK house price inflation to outstrip pay rises ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 10 2014]
British oil revenue forecast cut in blow to Sco... [Published CNBC - Jul 10 2014]
Judges back 103-turbine wind farm in Scotland [Published Energy Live News - Jul 10 2014]
Oil industry forecast revised down [Published Press and Journal - Jul 10 2014]
Cash boost for Scottish produce [Published The Scottish Farmer - Jul 10 2014]
Govt invests £52 million to address science ski... [Published Brookson - Jul 09 2014]
Wind farm plan gets judges' go-ahead [Published BBC - Jul 09 2014]
Wind Farm Helps Reduce Fuel Bills [Published Build Scotland.co.uk - Jul 09 2014]
West Lothian Wind Farm Approved [Published Build Scotland.co.uk - Jul 09 2014]
Scotland approves 22-turbine wind farm, rejects... [Published Power Technology - Jul 09 2014]
Scotland approves 22-turbine wind farm [Published Energy Live News - Jul 09 2014]
Lets extend pubs adjudicator to Scotland [Published The Scotsman - Jul 09 2014]
New onshore wind farm generates discounted bill... [Published Click Green - Jul 08 2014]
Scotland gives go-ahead for 22-turbine onshore ... [Published Click Green - Jul 08 2014]
Energy Minister approves 22-turbine wind farm p... [Published Daily Record - Jul 08 2014]
Scots OK 66MW Harburnhead wind [Published Renewable Energy News - Jul 08 2014]
Mixed fortunes for Scottish wind [Published Renewable Energy News Europe - Jul 08 2014]
Scotland to be promoted as the 'land of food an... [Published Scotland Now - Jul 08 2014]
National Oil and Gas Skills Week unveiled by OPITO [Published Buchan Observer - Jul 08 2014]
Wave and tidal projects approved [Published BBC - Jul 08 2014]
Scotland renewable heat grows by almost 20 per ... [Published Installer Online - Jul 07 2014]
Record levels of support by Business Gateway [Published Herald Scotland - Jul 07 2014]
Scottish Government welcomes Oil and Gas Expert... [Published Government Opportunities - Jul 07 2014]
Reforms urged to oil industry [Published Press and Journal - Jul 07 2014]
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British oil revenue forecast cut in blow to Sco... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jul 11 2014]
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Ed Davey says an independent Scotland must fund... [Published Energy and energy security - Apr 10 2014]
The energy secretary Ed Davey has rejected Scottish government calls for the UK to continue subsidising Scottish energy projects after independence, warning he would withdraw billions of pounds in investment. Davey accused Alex Salmond's government ...
Scotland keeps England’s lights on, Davey told [Published EnviroLib - Mar 19 2014]
England’s lights would go out without Scotland’s large and growing supply of renewable energy, according to Scotland’s energy minister. Fergus Ewing hit back after the UK energy secretary, Ed Davey, said independence for Scotland would force up energy ...
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