Renewable Energy

Renewable energy in Scotland is growing at an immense rate, and the vast expanse of land, plentiful wind, rivers, waves, tide and sunshine available provides an excellent opportunity to develop renewables projects. Our lawyers work collaboratively with clients across the sector, pioneering projects and contributing to the future of renewable energy and natural resources in Scotland and across the UK. 

Our clients value our integrated approach to projects from land matters, consents and procurements through to build-out, operations and disposals. Our lawyers provide practical, clear advice based on their expert knowledge and experience, tailored to fit our clients' specific requirements.

“Innovative, collaborative, pioneering and approachable, MacRoberts’ Energy & Natural Resources team has in-depth knowledge of both the challenges and opportunities facing clients in this sector – and the practical know-how to meet them.”

Nick Jones, Head of Energy & Natural Resources
    • Renewable Energy Failing suppliers: How renewable power has been penalised So far this year, 14 electricity suppliers have had the plug pulled by Ofgem, affecting hundreds of thousands of homes and customers. With winter on the way, the expectation is that more will follow suit as temperatures plummet, demand soars and increased costs start to bite.
    • Renewable Energy Optimising onshore wind agreements As we heard last week that the Scottish Government has granted Section 36 consent for ambitious battery storage plans at Whitelee Wind Farm, we consider ways in which onshore wind developers can ensure that agreements with landowners allow for the maximum potential of their projects to be realised.
    • Renewable Energy The message from the Scottish Renewables Onshore Wind Conference On 11 June 2019, Scottish Renewables held its annual Onshore Wind Conference in Glasgow with many leading industry figures in attendance.
    • Renewable Energy Court rejects arguments not raised in earlier planning appeal The Court of Session has refused a legal challenge to the appeal decision of a Scottish Government Reporter. The case concerned enforcement action taken at Haddo Quarry in Aberdeenshire.
    • Renewable Energy Government consults on Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) to replace Feed-in Tariff regime The UK Government has carried out a consultation process on its proposed Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) as a support mechanism for renewable energy schemes up to 5MW, following the closure of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) regime.
  • "They put themselves in our shoes and really get an understanding of the business."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "They show strong leadership and understand the commercial approach."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
  • "They have a high level of experience on land agreements for wind farms in Scotland. We value their expertise in this area."

    Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession

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