“These trailers will help support a number of hydrogen projects on Orkney and help it continue to lead the way in Scotland’s emerging hydrogen sector.” Michael Matheson, Scottish Government
In Quebec “fuel poverty is at 7%, compared to an estimated 44% in Orkney after the April 2022 price cap rise” Robert Leslie
ROBERT LESLIE looks back at how electricity developed in Orkney and wonders, after almost a century, if we have now come full circle to a point where local ownership could secure a brighter future for the islands
“This scale of increase is unsustainable and will push a massive number of additional Orkney households into #fuelpoverty – we need intervention now and a change to the broken UK energy system.” Robert Leslie
The Scottish Government has announced a £10 million Hydrogen Innovation Scheme which “will provide capital support over the next four years “
Orkney households are paying £2504 on average per year for their energy, making the islands the second most expensive place in Great Britain for energy bills, behind only Shetland.
Based in Rosyth, Fife, the £4.6 million facility, FastBlade, was officially opened on Friday, 13 May 2022.
The UK Government has announced a new energy strategy which will see the continued exploitation and expansion of fossil fuels.
“This combination of plasma-catalysis and electrocatalysis has the potential to enable efficient conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbons driven by renewable electricity” Professor Angel Cuesta Ciscar
“The ever worsening energy price/supply crisis has intensified the debate on the energy mix requirements of our modern society. “