Renewable energy is part of Fife Council Energy Strategy.
We can generate some of our own energy from renewable sources. Renewable energy we do not use can be exported to the National Grid to generate income.
Further, by becoming an energy generator the Council takes action against energy price rises and provides itself with reduced cost energy.
We have been looking at which forms of renewable energy would return the greatest benefits for reducing carbon emissions and be most cost effective.
From the studies we have conducted on wind, hydro energy and photo voltaic energy generation, we have evidence that makes wind power generation a priority for Fife at this time.
In parallel to the wind project, we also carried out a Renewables Audit to find Fife Council assets and land suitable for other renewable technologies. The headline findings are detailed here.
Other areas of interest involve generating energy from various types of waste, and how to use and distribute renewable heat.
Shona Gargill, Lead Officer (Sustainable Development)
By Post: Fife Council, Bankhead Central, Bankhead Park, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 6GH