Alyn Smith, SNP MEP and member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee and substitute member of the Energy, Industry and Research Committee, has today (Wednesday) hailed the announcement by the Scottish Government-funded Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) and the James Hutton Institute of the opening the Hydro Nation 2013 Scholars Programme for PhD studies.Read more
SNP Member of the European Parliament's Energy Committee Alyn Smith has today (Wednesday) expressed his concerns on two votes in the European Parliament which seek to regulate the controversial practice of 'fracking', despite the fact that the EU has no direct competence over energy policy.Read more
Scots MEP Alyn Smith has today welcomed the ‘sensible’ move by the European Parliament to turn proposed new EU-wide offshore oil and gas safety rules from a stringent regulation into a more legally flexible directive.Read more
LEADING organisations from Scotland’s renewable energy industry are backing a leading politician’s campaign against an “obscenely unfair” charging structure amid warnings it could strangle the country’s green generation at birth.Read more
The proposed EU-wide offshore oil and gas safety regulation is being continually improved by the European Parliament, hailed sole Scots MEP on the Energy Committee Alyn Smith. This comes in the wake of a debate in the Committee today which saw broad support for calls to turn the proposed regulation into a more legally flexible directive.
Alyn Smith MEP has kept up the pressure on a proposed new EU-wide Offshore Oil and Gas Safety Regulation, which if passed as proposed could cost the industry about £8 billion and actually undermine the existing North Sea safety regime.
Further Price Hikes For Fuel Result Of UK Government Inaction
SNP MEP and member of the European Parliament’s Industry, Energy and Research Committee, Alyn Smith has today said that the planned price hike by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) is a result of the UK Government’s refusal to end its discriminatory regime on transmission charging.
Alyn Smith, SNP MEP and sole Scots member of the European Parliament's Energy Committee has congratulated the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) on a new, major international collaboration with South Korea.Read more