Technological change and consumer behaviour are driving retailers to introduce on-site power generation to control bills, and improve their heating, cooling, lighting and air quality, reports Nick Newman.
The summit was a business forum based on the dual themes of business engagement and thought leadership from some informed speakers in this sector.
Whisky, the third largest industry in Scotland after energy and financial services, makes up around 70 per cent of the entire Scottish food and drink sector and is valued at £5bn a year. The whisky distilleries use a hierarchy of measures to cut their energy bills and earn additional income. Traditionally, distilleries have converted the waste grains (known as daff) from the malting process into pellets, a protein-rich cattle feed sold to local farmers.
Limiting global warming is dependent on a rapid transition away from fossil fuels. This in turn requires technological advance in renewable energy and electricity storage, strong government commitment, stable and transparent regulatory frameworks, and a business environment attractive to investment. Subsequent to the 2015 Paris Agreement, countries have committed to […]
“It is likely that we will see more co-operation between local businesses and also community groups, to not only generate energy but also use and even trade in it”
Chris Morris, project manager, Local Energy Scotland