Profile

Professor Peter Strachan
Title: Professor
First Name: Peter
Surname: Strachan
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263426
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Role and Responsibilities

Professor Peter A. Strachan is the Strategy and Policy Group Lead within the Department of Management. This is a Subject Leader role involving the management of around fifteen academic staff including setting objectives for the Department of Management and planning staff teaching and staff resources. It also involves the quality assurance of modules delivered by Strategy and Policy staff and the review and update of the portfolio of Strategy and Policy modules on offer across the Aberdeen Business School.

New Report

'Is an Independent Scottish Electricity System now a good solution for renewable energy and Scotland?'. 'This report represents an analysis of the consequences for the possibility of an independent Scottish electricity system of recent decisions under Electricity Market Reform. The conclusion is that it is now plausible to argue that Scotland could reach its 100 per cent renewable energy target with reduced electricity prices compared to remaining in a UK wide electricity system where Scottish consumers have to pay for new nuclear power stations. The research project Delivering Renewable Energy Under Devolution (DREUD) was funded by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) from 2011-2013 and conducted by Cardiff University, University of Birmingham, Queens University Belfast, and Robert Gordon University.

Teaching and Research Interests

Peter's teaching commitments have included the delivery of a range of modules on the Aberdeen Business School MBA, MPA and MSc Energy Management programmes. He was the Director of the Aberdeen Business School DBA Programme until July 2012, has served on the University Research Degrees Committee, Graduate School Board, and a range of other internal committees. In the past year he has played a pivotal role in implementation of the new MSc Energy Management Programme. As part of the Group Lead role he is also a HELT mentor for new staff members and a trained RGU independent doctoral convenor.

His main area of expertise is on the subject of energy policy. His research has principally focused on financial support mechanisms, the planning environment, community ownership models and the social acceptance of major energy infrastructure developments. Peter is a senior member of the Business & Enterprise research group within the Institute for Management Governance and Society (IMaGeS) and has published several books and journal articles on this subject.

Peter is currently working on an ESRC research project which is focused on the Delivery of Renewable Energy Under Devolution. He currently has a series of articles on review commenting on the impact of Scottish independence on future United Kingdom energy policy and renewables deployment.

At the Aberdeen Business School he has nurtured a thriving doctoral community in his area of expertise, with significant engagement with the professions. His current group of doctoral students are, for example, financially supported by organisations such as the Nigerian Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Former students have also been supported by organisations such as the ESRC, Bramshill (the National Police College) and the UK National Industrial Symbiosis Programme. Current and recent doctoral students and their subjects which can be seen on: Doctoral Students (P. Strachan)

Peter receives regular invitations to examine doctoral students at other universities in the UK and overseas, and has examined 8 students, including at the University of Cardiff, University College London and Linkoping University (Sweden).

Public Output 

Examples of Extended Works

Cowell, R., Ellis, G., Sherry-Brennan, F., Strachan, P.A., Toke D. (2013) Delivering Renewable Energy Under Devolution. Initial findings summary report.

Cowell, R., Ellis, G., Sherry-Brennan, F., Strachan, P.A., Toke D. (2013) Promoting Renewable Energy in the UK. What Difference has Devolution Made?

Szarka, J., Cowell, R., Ellis, G., Strachan, P.A., Warren, C. (2012) Learning From Wind Power: Governance, Societal and Policy Perspectives on Sustainable Energy. Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke.  For further details see: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/?K=9781137265265

  1. Chapter 1: Warren, C., Cowell, R., Ellis, G., Strachan, P.A., Szarka, J. ‘Wind Power: Towards A Sustainable Energy Future, pp. 1-14.
  2. Chapter 9: Strachan, P.A., Jones, D.R. ‘Navigating a Minefield? Wind Power and Local Community Benefit Funds’, pp. 174-193.
  3. Chapter 12: Szarka, J., Ellis, G., Cowell, R., Strachan, P.A., Warren, C. Drawing Lessons from Wind Power for Future Sustainable Energy, pp. 235-254.

Agarwal , A., Strachan, P.A. (2011) Special Issue on Managing Industrial Symbiosis Networks Business Strategy and the Environment. For further details see:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1099-0836/homepage/bse_virtual_issues.htm.

Strachan, P.A., Toke, D., Lal, D. (2010) Wind Power and Power Politics, Routledge: New York. For further details see: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415961301/.

  1. Chapter 1 Strachan, P.A., Lal, D., Toke, D. ‘Explaining National Patterns of Wind Power Ownership, pp. 1-17.
  2. Strachan, P.A., Otitoju, A., Toke, D. ‘Assessing the Performance of the Renewable Obligation Certificate: Cinderella or an Ugly Sister? pp. 140-167.

Cowell, R., Bristow, G., Munday, M., Strachan, P.A. (2008) Assessing Business and Community Benefits of Wind Power in Wales: A Report for the Welsh Assembly Government Cardiff: Cardiff University/Welsh Assembly Government.

Cowell, R., Strachan, P.A. (2007) ‘Special Issue on Managing the Deployment of Wind Power in Europe: The Political and Regulatory Environment European Environment 17(5). For further details see: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eet.v17:5/issuetoc.

Examples of Journal Articles

Ellis, G., Cowell, R., Sherry-Brennan, F., Strachan, P.A., Toke. D ‘Planning, Energy and Devolution in the UK’ Town Planning Review 84(3): 397-410.

Toke, D., Sherry-Brennan, F., Cowell, R., Ellis, G., Strachan, P.A. Scotland, Renewable Energy and the Independence Debate: ‘Will Head or Heart Rule the Roost?’ Political Quarterly 84(1): 61-70.

Posch, A., Agarwal A., Strachan, P.A. (2011) ‘Managing Industrial Symbiosis Networks Business Strategy and the Environment’ 20(7): 421-427.

Beloucif, A., Lal, D., Strachan, P. (2010) ‘Tell him I called. Some Practical Considerations in Gaining Research Access to Organisations’ Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, 2(4): 17-41.

Ellis, G., Cowell, R., Warren, C., Strachan, P., Szarka, J., Hadwin, R., Miner, P., Wolsink, M., Nadai, A. (2009) ‘Wind Power: Is There A "Planning Problem"? Expanding Wind Power: A Problem of Planning, or of Perception? The Problems of Planning – A Developer’s Perspective Wind Farms: More Respectful and Open Debate Needed, Not Less Planning: Problem 'Carrier' or Problem 'Source' Innovative Wind Power Planning’ Planning Theory and Practice 10(4): 521-547.

Cowell, R., and Strachan, P.A. (2007) ‘Managing the Deployment of Wind Power in Europe’ European Environment 17(5): 285-290.

Lal, D., Strachan, P.A. (2007) ‘Understanding Strategizing in the Telecommunications Industry: Lessons for Global Telecoms Firms’ Journal of General Management 32(3): 19-44.

Peter has also published articles in journals such as Regional Studies, Environmental Planning and Management, European Environment, European Management Journal, and Business Strategy and the Environment.

Examples of Conference Papers

Ellis, G., Cowell, ft., Sherry-Brennan, F., Strachan, P.A., Toke, D. (2013) Planning for Renewable Energy: Lessons from the UK?s Devolved Administrations Presented at the Association of European Schools of Planning-A CSP Joint Congress, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, July (Externally Funded).

Strachan P.A., Agarwal A., Huff, S. (2013), 'Community Benefit Provision For Wind Farm Development in Scotland – A Local Government Perspective Presented at the Renewable Energy and Climate Change – Energy Visions and Energy Transitions Seminar, University of Stavanger, Norway, May (Externally funded).

Toke, D., Cowell, R., Ellis, G., Sherry-Brennan, F., Strachan, P.A., (2013) Devolution and Renewable Energy: Policy Networks and Intergovernmental Bargaining Presented at the Political Studies Association (PSA) Conference, Cardiff, Wales, March (Externally Funded).

Cowell, R., Ellis, G., Sherry-Brennan, F., Strachan, P.A., Toke, D. (2013) Evolution and the Delivery of Renewable Electricity in the UK: An Effective fte-Scaling of Energy Governance? Presented at the Symposium on Scale in Environmental Governance: Power, Reconfiguration, Democratic Legitimacy and Institutional (Mis-) fit’, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin, Germany, March (Externally Funded).

Cowell, R, Ellis, G., Sherry-Brennan, F., Strachan, P.A., Toke, D. (2013) Renewable Energy and the Devolved Administrations: Key Findings Presented at the Associate Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG), PRASEG, London, England, January (Externally Funded).

Strachan, P.A., Toke, D., Cowell, R., Ellis, G., Sherry-Brennan, F. (2013) Renewable Energy and the Devolved Administrations: Key Findings? Presented at the Seminar Delivering Renewable Energy Under Devolution: Is Scotland Leading the Way?’, RGU, Aberdeen, Scotland, January (Externally Funded).

Cowell, R., Ellis, G., Sherry-Brennan, F., Strachan, P.A., Toke, D. (2013) ‘Renewable Energy and the Devolved Administrations: Key Findings Presented at Delivering Renewable Energy: Ireland Leading the Way? An AgendaNI Event, Belfast, Northern Ireland, January (Externally Funded).

Ellis, G., Cowell, R., Sherry-Brennan, F., Strachan, P.A., Toke, D. (2013) Devolution and Renewable Energy in Northern Ireland: Are We Leading the Way? Presented at Delivering Renewable Energy: Ireland Leading the Way? An AgendaNI Event, Belfast, Northern Ireland, January (Externally Funded).

Cowell, R., Ellis, G., Sherry-Brennan, F., Strachan, P.A., Toke, D. (2012) Devolution and Renewable Energy Policy Presented at the Northern Ireland Energy Forum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, November (Externally Funded).

Strachan, P.A., Cowell, R. (2012) ‘Promoting Community Renewable Energy in a Corporate Energy World: New Policy Developments in the UK’ Presented at the 11th World Wind Energy and Renewable Energy Conference, Bonn, Germany July (Externally funded).

Cowell, R., Ellis, G., Strachan, P.A., Toke, D. (2012) ‘Governing Renewable Energy in the British State: An Assessment of the Impact of Devolution’ Presented at The Royal Geographical Society (RGS)-Institute of British Geographers (IBG) Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, UK, July (Externally funded).

Telesford, J.N., Strachan, P.A. (2012) ‘Strategic Sustainable Development in the Island Context’ Presented at Islands of the World XII Conference, Virgin Islands, May-June (Externally funded).

Telesford, J.N, Strachan, P.A. (2011) ‘Small Developing Islands as Systems of Sustainability: Towards Strategic Sustainable Development and Industrial Ecology in the Island Context’ Presented at the International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference, University of California Berkeley, June (Externally funded).

Telesford, J.N., Strachan, P.A., Gray, D. (2011) ‘Islands as Examples for Global Sustainability: An Initial Consideration of Strategic Sustainable Development in the Island Context’ Presented at the International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, Columbia University, May (Externally funded).

Oseichuk, E., Strachan, P.A., McDonald, S., Pinnington, A. (2007) ‘CEO and CSR - Business Leaders Roles in Corporate Social Responsibility’ Presented at the Corporate Social Responsibility Track British Academy of Management, University of Warwick, UK, September.

Agarwal, A., Strachan, P.A. (2007) ‘Regional Context of the UK National Industrial Symbiosis Programme: A Regional Co-ordinators Perspective’ Presented at the International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference, Toronto, Canada, June.

Agarwal, A., Strachan, P.A. (2007) ‘Performance Evaluation of Eco-industrial Development Initiatives: A Review of Tools and Techniques’ Presented at the Corporate Social Responsibility Special Interest Group Conference British Academy of Management, University of York, York UK, April.

Cowell, R., Strachan P.A. (2007) ‘Delivering Renewable Energy Under Devolution: Reflections on the Welsh and Scottish Experience of Wind Power’ Presented at the Political Studies Association Conference, University of Bath, Bath, UK, April (Externally funded).

Examples of Contribution to Professional Practice

Dorfman, P., Toke, D., Stirling, A., Eyre, N., Burke, T., Leggett, L., Strachan, P.A., Warren, A., Wynne, B. (2012) ‘Who Pays the Nuclear Power Bill?’ Letter to the Independent, 21st October.

The Independent also ran an editorial and an article on the letter:
’Editorial: Tough Choices on Nuclear Power’ For further details see: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/editorial-tough-choices-on-nuclear-power-8219860.html.

’Government to Rip Up Rulebook and Subsidise Nuclear Power’ For further details see: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/government-to-rip-up-rulebook-and-subsidise-new-nuclear-plants-8219870.html.

The Telegraph and GreenBusiness also gave the letter additional press on the 22nd October:
’Government Considers Blank Cheque Nuclear Subsidies’ For further details see: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/9624964/Government-considers-blank-cheque-nuclear-subsidies.html.

Fresh Questions Raised Over ‘Blank Cheque’ For New Nuclear’.  For further details see: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2218751/fresh-questions-raised-over-blank-cheque-for-new-nuclear.

Ellis, G., Szarka, J., Cowell, R., Strachan, P.A., Warren, C. (2012) ‘Learning from Wind? Insights from other Renewable Energy Technologies’ Presented at IEA R&D Wind Task 11-Topical Expert Meeting on Social Acceptance of Wind Energy Projects, Biel, Switzerland, June (Externally funded).

Strachan, P.A. (2012) ‘Stay the Course’ Holyrood Magazine. For further details see: http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1wznz/HolyroodmagazineIssu/resources/3.htm.

Strachan, P.A. (2012) ‘Written Submission to the Scottish Government Inquiry into Scotland’s Renewable Energy Targets’ For further details see: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/46128.aspx.

Telesford, J., Strachan P.A. (2011) Contribution provided to the International Sustainable Development Research Society Newsletter following the University of Columbia’s Earth Institute hosting the 17th International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference. For further details see:  http://isdrc17.ei.columbia.edu/sitefiles/file/ISDRS%20Newsletter,%20Issue%204,%202011%20%20.pdf.

Strachan, P.A. (2009) ‘Introduction and Overview’ Presented at the ESRC Wind Power Seminar Series Seminar No. 5: The Limits to Wind, The University of St Andrews, May 2009 (Externally funded). For further details see: http://iws.rgu.ac.uk/abs/research/page.cfm?pge=75071.

Strachan, P.A. (2009) ‘Introduction and Overview’ Presented at the ESRC Wind Power Seminar Series Seminar No. 4: Ownership and Stakeholding in the Wind Power Debate, The University of Cardiff, February. For further details see: http://iws.rgu.ac.uk/abs/research/page.cfm?pge=75071.

Strachan, P.A. (2009) ‘Assessing the Significance of Community Wind Ownership in the UK and the USA’ Presented at the ESRC Wind Power Seminar Series Seminar No. 4: Ownership and Stakeholding in the Wind Power Debate, The University of Cardiff, February (Externally funded). For further details see: http://iws.rgu.ac.uk/abs/research/page.cfm?pge=75071.

Agarwal, A., Strachan, P.A. (2008) Is Industrial Symbiosis Only for Developed Countries? The Journal for Waste & Resource Management Professionals: The Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) March Issue (Commissioned piece).

Cowell, R., Strachan, P.A. (2008) ‘Introduction and Overview’ Presented at the ESRC Wind Power Seminar Series Seminar No. 2: Policy Instruments Financing and Support Mechanisms, The University of Bath Department of European Studies, May (Externally funded). For further details see:http://iws.rgu.ac.uk/abs/research/page.cfm?pge=75071.

Strachan, P.A. (2008) ‘Introduction and Overview’ Presented at the ESRC Wind Power Seminar Series Seminar No. 1: Explaining National Variations in Wind Power, The Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School, February (Externally funded). For further details see: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/abs/research/page.cfm?pge=75071.

Examples of Research Grants

Strachan, P.A. (Co-applicant) ‘Delivering Renewable Energy Under Devolution’ (RES-062-23-2526) (2010-2013) - £220,000. Research Partners: Dr Richard Cowell (Cardiff), Dr Geraint Ellis (Queens University, Belfast) and Dr David Toke (Birmingham).

Strachan, P.A. (Principal Applicant) ESRC Seminar Series Award ‘Where Next for Wind? Explaining National Variations in Wind Power Deployment’ (RES-451-26-0386) (2007-2009) - £21,500 (£18,500 plus £3,000 sponsorship from Scottish and Southern Energy). Research Partners: Dr Richard Cowell (Cardiff), Dr Geraint Ellis (Queens University, Belfast), Dr Charles Warren (St Andrews) and Dr Joseph Szarka (Bath). Further details can be found in the ESRC Seminar Series.

Strachan P.A. (Principal Applicant) ‘National Industrial Symbiosis Programme/Data Build project Evaluation Methodologies to Measure Performance of Eco-industrial Development Initiatives' (2006-2007) - £10,000. Research Partner: Dr Abhishek Agarwal.

Strachan, P.A. (Co-applicant) ‘Welsh Assembly Government Research Grant: Assessing Community Benefits of Wind Power in Wales’ (2006-2007) - £10,000. Research partners: Dr Richard Cowell, Dr Gillian Bristow and Dr Max Munday (Cardiff).

Strachan, P.A. (Co-applicant) ‘Understanding Community Responses to UK Onshore Wind Projects’ ESRC Collaborative (CASE) Studentship Award (PTA 033-2005-0002) (2005-2008). Research Partners: Dr Seonaidh McDonald (RGU) and Dr Brian Smith (SSE).

Examples of External Positions and Appointments

Professional Body Memberships

Member of the ESRC Peer Review College (2010-2014).

Executive Management Board Member of the International Sustainable Development Research Society (2005-date).

Member of the Nuclear Consulting Group (NCG) (2010-date). For further details see: http://www.nuclearconsult.com/index.php.

Secretary and Committee Member, British Academy of Management (BAM) Special Interest Group on Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management (2007-2008).

External Examiner Appointments

External Examiner at the Cass Business School (2010-2013).

External Examiner at the Leicester Business School, including their overseas Associate Colleges (2004-2007).

PhD Examiner at the likes of University College London, University of Cardiff, University of Hull and Linkoping University (Sweden). 

Journal Management

Joint Founding Editor of Progress in Industrial Ecology: An International Journal (2004-2011).

Member of the Editorial Board Problems of Sustainable Development (impact factor 1.98). For further details see: http://ekorozwoj.pollub.pl/.

Member of the Editorial Board Business Strategy and the Environment (impact factor 1.96).  For further details see: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1099-0836.

Member of the Editorial Board Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management (impact factor 1.448).  For further details see: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1535-3966.

Conference Management

Member of the Organising Scientific Committee, International Conference on Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) Curtain University, Australia, November 2012. For further details see: http://www.sustainability-conf.org/.

Member of the Organising Scientific Committee, 18th International Sustainable Development Research Conference, University of Hull, UK, 24-26 June, 2012. Plenary Speakers included: Lord Prescott (Rt Hon John Prescott) and Lord Deben (Rt Hon John Gummer).  For further details see: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/science/isdrc18/scientific_committee.aspx.

Member of the Organising Scientific Committee, 14th International Sustainable Development Research Conference, New Delhi, India, 21-23 September, 2008.

Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management Track at the British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, University of Warwick, September 2007.

Examples of Media Coverage – 2013

heraldscotland
‘Salmond Told Green Targets Impossible Without UK Cash’
http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/referendum-news/salmond-told-green-targets-impossible-without-uk-cash.20150454

theguardian
‘Scotland’s Green Energy Target Would Be Threatened By Independence’ Vote’
http://m.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/11/scotland-green-energy-renewables-alex-salmond

Scotsman.com
‘Renewable Targets Unachievable After Yes Vote’
http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/politics/renewables-targets-unachievable-after-yes-vote-1-2784328

greenwise
‘Independence Would Threaten Scotland’s Renewables Target’
http://www.greenwisebusiness.co.uk/news/independence-would-threaten-scotlands-renewables-target-3789.aspx

blue&greentomorrow
‘Scottish Independence Could Jeopardise Its Renewables Targets’
http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2013/02/11/scotland-independence-renewable-energy-uk/

newsrt
‘Renewable Targets Unachievable After Yes Vote’
http://www.newsrt.co.uk/news/renewables-targets-unachievable-after-yes-vote-1205101.html 

News@all-energy
‘Independent Scotland RE Target Unviable’
http://www.all-energy.co.uk/

‘Scotland Leads the Way on Renewable Energy Delivery’
http://www.rgu.ac.uk/news/scotland-leads-the-way-on-renewable-energy-delivery 

Associate Parliamentary Group on Sustainable and Renewable Energy (PRASEG)
‘Report Launch: Delivering Renewable Energy Under Devolution’
http://www.praseg.org.uk/report-launch-delivering-renewable-energy-under-devolution/ 

New Energy World Network
‘Scotland’s Streamlined Planning: Positive Perceptions Promote Renewables Growth’
http://www.newenergyworldnetwork.com/investor-news/ 

Scotland’s Renewable Energy Blog
‘Scotland Leads the Way on Renewable Energy Delivery’
http://www.scotsrenewables.com/blog/

offshoreWind.biz
‘Scotland Leads the Way on Renewable Energy Delivery’
http://www.offshorewind.biz/2013/02/06/scotland-leads-the-way-on-renewable-energy-delivery/

Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce
‘Scotland Leads the Way on Renewable Energy Delivery’
http://www.agcc.co.uk/news-main/item/17825-scotland-leads-the-way-on-renewable-energy-delivery/ 

Offshore Wind Scotland
‘Scotland Leads the Way on Renewable Energy Delivery’
http://www.offshorewindscotland.org.uk/index.php/news_and_events/news/scotland_leads_the_way_on_renewable_energy_delivery 

Aberdeen Business News
‘Scotland Leads the Way on Renewable Energy Delivery’
http://aberdeenbusinessnews.co.uk/item/1113-scotland-leads-the-way-on-renewable-energy-delivery 

Renewable Energy Installer
‘Scotland Leads the Way on Renewable Energy Delivery’
http://www.renewableenergyinstaller.co.uk/2013/02/scotland-leads-the-way-on-renewables-says-new-study/ 

UK University News
‘Scotland Leads the Way on Renewable Energy Delivery’
http://www.ukeducation.jp/uk-news/ 

Aberdeen Evening Express, 8 February 2013, p. 19.

Telegraph
‘Most Wind Farms in Scotland After SNP ‘Overrules’ Councils’
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/9825296/Most-wind-farms-in-Scotland-after-SNP-overrules-councils.html 

Belfast Telegraph
‘Devolution Boosted Green Energy”
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/devolution-boosted-green-energy-29040589.html 

Scotsman
‘British Renewables Fuelled by Devolved Scotland Say Experts’
http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/british-renewables-fuelled-by-devolved-scotland-say-experts-1-2758359 

newsnetScotland.com
‘Scottish Independence is a Driving Force in Renewable Energy Development’
http://newsnetscotland.com/index.php/scottish-economy/6635-scottish-independence-is-a-driving-force-in-renewable-energy-development 

Power Engineering International
‘British Renewables Fuelled by Devolved Scotland Say Experts’

Colba Consulting
‘There's No Place Like Home’
http://colbhaconsulting.com/theres-no-place-like-home/ 

Pera Technology
Scotland ‘Leading Renewable Energy Development’
http://www.peratechnology.com/news/2013156-scotland-leading-renewable-energy-development 

SNP Website
‘Independence: A Driving Force in Renewable Energy’
http://www.snp.org/media-centre/news/2013/jan/independence-driving-force-renewable-energy

Orkney SNP News
‘Independence is a Driving Force for Renewable Energy’
http://www.orkneycommunities.co.uk/SNP/news.asp

Guardian

‘Give Help to Small Renewables Firms’

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/mar/19/help-small-renewables-firms

Energy Voice

‘Community Benefits of Energy Projects will be Explored at RGU Conference’

http://www.energyvoice.com/rgu/2013/10/31/community-benefits-energy-projects-will-explored-rgu-conference/

AberdeenBusinessNews

‘Community Benefits of Energy Projects will be Explored at RGU Conference’

http://aberdeenbusinessnews.co.uk/item/2812-community-benefits-of-energy-projects-will-be-explored-at-rgu-conference

BuchanObserver

‘Community Benefits of Energy Projects’

http://www.buchanobserver.co.uk/news/business-directory/community-benefots-of-energy-projects-to-be-explored-1-3169174

EllonTimes

‘Community Benefits of Energy Projects’

http://www.ellontimes.co.uk/news/local-headlines/community-benefots-of-energy-projects-to-be-explored-1-3169174

FraserburghHerald

‘Community Benefits of Energy Projects’

http://www.fraserburghherald.co.uk/news/local-news/community-benefots-of-energy-projects-to-be-explored-1-3169174

InverurieHerald

Community Benefits of Energy Projects’

http://www.inverurieherald.co.uk/news/business/community-benefots-of-energy-projects-to-be-explored-1-3169174

Times-Energy

‘Community Benefits of Energy Projects will be Explored at RGU Conference’

http://times-energy.org/2013/10/30/community-benefits-of-energy-projects-will-be-explored-at-rgu-conference/

Times

‘The Hidden Costs That Inflate Energy Prices’

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article3938002.ece

University of Aberdeen

‘Is an Independent Scottish Electricity System Good for Renewable Energy and Scotland?’

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/5556/

RGU

‘Is an Independent Scottish Electricity System Good for Renewable Energy and Scotland?’

http://www.rgu.ac.uk/news/is-an-independent-scottish-electricity-system-good-for-renewable-energy-and-scotland

Scotsman

‘Scottish Independence: Lower Energy Costs ‘Likely’’

http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/scottish-independence-lower-energy-costs-likely-1-3220364

Guardian

‘Case for Scottish Independence Boosted by More Optimistic Economic Forecasts’

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/dec/05/scottish-independence-boosted-cost-green-energy-reforms-ageing

Herald

‘Energy Experts in U-Turn on Union’

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/energy-experts-in-u-turn-on-union.22875552

DeHallivand Definitive Political Intelligence

‘Expert Analysis Suggests Energy Boost from Independence’

http://www.dehavilland.co.uk/VERTICALS/userlogin2.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fVERTICALS%2fMonitor%2fMoStart.aspx%3fitems%3d19392248&items=19392248