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IPCC report should be a ‘rallying call’ ahead of COP26

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Responding to the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the science of climate change, Keith Anderson, Chief Executive of ScottishPower, said...

09/08/2021

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"Our East Anglia Hub, COP26 and the race to net zero"

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By Ross Ovens, ScottishPower Renewables’ Project Director

When world leaders converge on Glasgow at the end of the month to explore how to address the global climate emergency at COP26, the spotlight will be on clean green energy for homes, businesses, and industry. 

15/10/2021

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ScottishPower celebrates green champions and innovators across the UK with COP26 Green Power List

ScottishPower is calling on communities across the nation to nominate their top green champions ahead of this year's United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference.

08/06/2021

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COP26 draws to an end - Keith Anderson, CEO ScottishPower

15/11/2021

 

COP26 Update From ScottishPower CEO Keith Anderson

03/11/2021

 

Latest update from Sam Gardner on COP26

03/11/2021

 

UK Pavilion opening

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Good morning everyone. It’s my pleasure and honour to join you for the opening of the UK Pavilion today.

The pleasure is all the greater for me because Glasgow is ScottishPower’s home city.

At a time of such intense environmental crisis and when the need to find a global path the Net Zero has become so urgent, I think it’s fitting that the eyes of the world – the hopes of the world – are now on the city whose name means “dear, green place” in Scottish Gaelic.

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01/10/2021

 

Time to take action. We’re on it.

At ScottishPower, speeding up the journey to net zero is at the heart of everything we do. We’re investing £10bn in the UK up to 2025 - £6 million every working day – doubling our renewable generation capacity and modernising our electricity network to support green transport and heating. Our plans include new solar, wind and battery infrastructure – ready for the increasing demand for green electricity and helping our customers to do their bit too.

Join us on a faster journey to a greener future.

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26/09/2021

 

ScottishPower's path to COP26

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Eve (4) and Ewan (8) Henderson are big fans of youth climate activist Greta Thunberg and travelled to Glasgow from Dublin ahead of this week's United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference. They started their visit at ScottishPower's Global Warming Stripes installation at the company's Glasgow HQ.

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25/09/2021

 

ScottishPower’s COP26 Green Power List

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We’re proud to announce our COP26 Green Power List, which honours inspiring green champions from across the UK who are going above and beyond in the ongoing fight against climate change.

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20/09/2021

 

New EV chargers unveiled at Glasgow Science Centre

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  • ScottishPower has provided electric vehicle chargers to Glasgow Science Centre ahead of COP26
  • Set to host the Green Zone in less than three weeks, the site will now have new, state of the art chargers available to attendees
  • Following the end of COP26 the chargers will be available to members of the public as they visit the beloved Glasgow attraction

ScottishPower has provided electric vehicle chargers to Glasgow Science Centre ahead of the visitor attraction transforming into the Green Zone for COP26.

Set to be one of the most important climate summits in recent history, the Green Zone is where the public, civil society, Indigenous Peoples, youth groups, charities, academics, artists and businesses can have their voices heard at COP26, through an extensive programme of events, workshops, talks and exhibitions that promote dialogue, awareness, education and commitments.

The new dual chargers, capable of charging six vehicles at a time, will be available for attendees at the Green Zone. The chargers are the first to be installed at Glasgow Science Centre and will be available to members of the public following the end of COP26.

The installation of the chargers marks an important step for Glasgow Science Centre as it continues its work to not only decarbonise its operations but also to encourage its visitors to reduce their own carbon footprint when visiting the centre.

For ScottishPower, providing these new chargers to the public is another step forward in its work to deliver on its EV Public Charging strategy.

Chris Carberry, ScottishPowers’ Smart Solutions Director, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to provide these electric vehicle chargers to Glasgow Science Centre ahead of COP26.

“The climate summit will agree action to tackle climate change and we know that one of the tools we have is to decarbonise transport. We hope that these chargers will be of great benefit to members of the Green Zone during COP26, but more importantly we hope that they will be used daily by visitors to the science centre for years to come.

“We’re working to provide a reliable and accessible charging network so we can support everyone to make the change to electric vehicle and this is a great step forward in our work.”

Stephen Breslin, chief executive of Glasgow Science Centre, said: "The electric vehicle charging points are a very welcome addition to our outdoor space, which has recently been transformed. 

"They join our new cycle paths and better access for pedestrians, which is all part of making journeys to and from Glasgow Science Centre more sustainable. 

"We're grateful to ScottishPower for the addition to our efforts to become an even greener visitor attraction and learning centre." 

ScottishPower will be responsible for the operation of the chargers for the next decade and the charging rates will be in line with ScottishPower’s UK charging model.

19/10/2021

 

WWF and ScottishPower launch major new partnership

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Tanya Steele, chief executive at WWF, said:

“The UN Climate Summit, COP26, provides an historic opportunity for the UK government to live up to its promises and keep our climate safe. By working with ScottishPower, a climate leader in the UK’s energy sector we can provide expertise and solutions to help drive the UK’s net zero transition. Time is running out and we need urgent action to reduce emissions for our own sakes and the sake of future generations.”

Keith Anderson, ScottishPower Chief Executive, said

“The work of WWF to highlight and address the climate crisis is truly inspiring and I’m incredibly proud that it recognises ScottishPower as a leader towards achieving a decarbonised future for the UK.

“We closed our coal plants, ditched gas generation and built onshore, offshore and solar generation and are investing £10billion over five years to help deliver the changes needed to support net zero targets and the hope of keeping 1.5C – the goal to limit global warming – alive.

“To embrace a cleaner, greener future our cities, communities, businesses and governments all need to work together to innovate and find ways to do things differently, faster. By partnering with WWF and with COP26 fast approaching, we want to show that looking after our planet is good for business and help create a net zero economy that’s fair for all.”

20/09/2021

 

SP Energy Networks Launches Largest Recruitment Drive

 
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SP Energy Networks has launched its largest recruitment drive this century with 152 green jobs on offer over the next four months.

23/08/2021

ScottishPower Statement on Hydrogen Strategy

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Keith Anderson, ScottishPower CEO, welcomed the UK Government’s Hydrogen Strategy:

The Strategy’s industry support scheme is a clear and welcome sign of the UK’s ambition to be a hydrogen leader. It will provide much-needed speed and scale, enabling the industry to kick off world-leading green hydrogen projects over the next two years.

“We believe that zero means zero. We fully support the aims of the hydrogen strategy, and the best way of meeting them is to prioritise the delivery of zero emission green hydrogen production facilities across the UK.

“Industrial scale facilities, like our flagship 20MW electrolyser at the UK’s largest onshore windfarm, Whitelee, will quickly demonstrate how green hydrogen will be invaluable in decarbonising areas of the economy that are difficult to electrify, such as heavy industrial processes and heavy transport.

“The ambition shown in the Government’s hydrogen strategy matches the size of the opportunity in bringing forward  green jobs and unleashing private sector investment in a zero emission technology that will be one of our best weapons in the fight against climate change”.

17/08/2021

 

Scottish Youth Film Foundation and ScottishPower launch national film competition for COP26

Scottish Youth Film Foundation (SYFF) and COP26 Principal Partner ScottishPower today announce the launch of an environmental film competition for young people across Scotland.

The competition marks the start of a programme of activity and events from SYFF which will run up to and throughout the United Nations climate change conference (COP26) to coincide with the global environmental conference coming to Scotland. This programme will be supported by ScottishPower.

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18/06/2021

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PM kicks off ScottishPower's solar construction at UK's first utility-scale energy park

Prime Minister Boris Johnson today installed the first solar panels at the UK’s first utility-scale energy park – ScottishPower’s Carland Cross windfarm in Cornwall – marking a key milestone in the UK’s journey to Net Zero.

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14/06/2021

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COP26 President Designate Alok Sharma visits Whitelee Windfarm

With less than six months to go until COP26, we were honoured to welcome the COP26 - UN Climate Change Conference President Alok Sharma to our Whitelee Windfarm.

Watch the highlights from his visit here: 

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19/05/2021

 

What is COP26?

As a Principal Partner for COP26, we believe it’s important to help everyone understand what the 'Conference of the Parties' is and the role we’re playing to support this critical climate event.

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COP26 - UN Climate Change Conference, will be an important global stage, giving countries worldwide the chance to:

  • Showcase what’s already been achieved on their journey to Net Zero
  • Agree how the rules of the Paris Agreement will operate going forward
  • Commit to agreeing on a plan of action to reach climate change targets

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