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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.”



SP Energy Networks Launches Largest Recruitment Drive

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


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”.



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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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.




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: 


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.

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


IPCC report

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


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...




"Zero means zero"

By Barry Carruthers

We welcome the UK Government’s hydrogen strategy today, it’s a clear sign of the UK’s ambition to be a hydrogen leader and commitment to support a new green sector that will create jobs across the UK.  


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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.





Watch our ScottishPower Renewables CEO, Lindsay McQuade discuss her excitement about the prospect of Glasgow hosting COP26 later on this year.


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ScottishPower has a pathway to COP26 and we are looking forward to working with everyone that is committed to make COP26 the success it needs to be to tackle climate change.




Watch and learn how your organisation can enter our Cop26 Climate Collaboration Challenge with WWF Scotland and the Sustainable Scotland Network to champion new cross-sector partnerships and projects in Scotland.


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Events and activity


The next event in our Connect with Climate Change series on the 29th September examines what post-COVID commuting might look like, its impact on the climate agenda and the co-benefits it could offer in terms of health and well-being, work-life balance, gender equality and economic opportunities.


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