skip to main content

Renewable energy

Scottish Natural Heritage supports the development of renewable energy. On these pages you will find further information on our approach to renewable energy, the different technologies and their potential impacts on Scotland's nature and landscapes.

  

Ardrossan site visit. ©Catriona Gall/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Our approach to renewables

Information on our approach, our service level statement and more.

Windfarms braes of Doune and Greenlaw. ©Jane Clark. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Guidance for developers

A quick guide to the key natural heritage considerations if you're considering a renewable energy development.

Robin Rigg Offshore Windfarm Site. ©Erica Knott. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Offshore renewables

Guidance and information on wave, tidal and offshore energy.

Windfarm, Causewaymire, Caithness, North Highland Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Onshore wind energy

Guidance and policy relevant to onshore wind farms...

Young Silver Birch (Betula  pendula) woodland, Muir of Dinnet NNR, Grampian Area._©Lorne Gill/SNH_For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Bioenergy

Guidance and policy relevant to bioenergy...

Hydro dam at Faskally. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Hydro

Guidance and policy relevant to hydro

Small wind generator on a new house, Wolfhill, Tayside and Clackmannanshire Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Micro renewables

Guidance and policy relevant to micro renewables (specifically installations of less than 50kW (electrical) or less than 45kW (thermal)).

Project officer in Benbecula, Western Isles Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Research, data and trends

Find out more about our renewables research, data and trends.

Scottish Natural Heritage, Great Glen House, Inverness. _23 June 07_© Ewen Weatherspoon / SNH__For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Consultations

View our responses to renewable energy consultations.

Sharing Good Practice.   Marine renewables and our natural heritage. 5 November 2009. Stirling Management Centre. University of Stirling. ©G.Logan/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Conferences, events and presentations

Find information from past events including links to presentations.

Looking at plans. © George Logan/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 458541 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Contacts

Find out who to contact if you have a renewable energy query.



Last updated on Wednesday 13th January 2010 at 12:04 PM. Click here to comment on this page