On 20th of March 1800 Alessandro Volta reported in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London, the invention of an electric battery.
Local activists have launched a window poster campaign asking why an energy rich Scotland also pays the highest prices to buy back its own generated electricity.
In Scotland which is energy rich why are millions of Scots paying huge amounts to heat their homes and power their businesses?
“However, we can assure folk that none of the emergency energy funding secured for them by THAW Orkney staff will ever have to be repaid.” Robert Leslie, Manager THAW Orkney
“Having access to this fund this year means I am making some wonderful phone calls where I’m getting to tell people ‘your child will be warm this winter’.
“This will have serious consequences for physical and mental health, social isolation, and educational attainment, with households forced to make difficult everyday decisions over whether to ‘heat or eat’. Dr Harriet Thomson
“We have seen a huge increase in demand, and consequently the level of support we have been able to give folk, over the past couple of months.” Robert Leslie, Manager THAW Orkney
“If you are on a prepayment electricity meter don’t wait until you are running out before getting in touch for support”
The £250,000 power station was 154 feet long and 79 feet wide. Constructed by Orkney Builders using local stone and reclaiming land from the Peedie Sea, it would be powered by diesel oil.
Success of Orbital Marine Power’s O2 “a proud moment for Scotland and a significant milestone in our journey to net zero. “
Orbital Marine Power’s O2, the world’s most powerful tidal turbine,has commenced grid connected power generation at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney.