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Still Time to Apply for Grant Funding!

  The current funding round for the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund main grant scheme is open until 31st January 2017 so there is still time to submit an application to benefit your group. The main grant scheme offers funding up to £7,000 for projects from constituted groups from  the £46,000 that the […]

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Concrete Garden in Possilpark wins Community Initiative Award

GreenPower were delighted to attend and sponsor the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards dinner held on 24 November 2016 in Edinburgh. Hosted by wildlife TV presenter Chris Packham, the awards celebrated Scottish conservation’s outstanding success stories. The event brought together around 300 key decision-makers and supporters involved in Scotland’s nature conservation industry. During the awards presentation, […]

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GreenPower Staff Sign Petition to Support Onshore Wind

GreenPower staff have signed the petition of a new national campaign to support onshore wind called Blown Away. A petition to the government has been launched to ensure that dirty fossil fuels are not given more financial support than clean onshore wind power. The Blown Away campaign is run by climate change charity 10:10. They […]

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Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Now Open for Applications

The next funding round of the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund main grant scheme is now open for applications from 1st November 2016 until 31st January 2017. The fund receives £46,000 each year from the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm developer GreenPower. Five applications to the main fund were successful in the most recent […]

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Successful First Year Generating for Carie Hydro

On the 8th October 2016 GreenPower’s 500kW Carie Hydro plant completed its first full year of operations. Over the course of this year the turbine generated a total of 1,865,268 kWh, enough to supply electricity to 420 Scottish households*. This has been a big success with the annual pre-construction budget of 1,706,000 kWh being beaten […]

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Celebrating 20 years of Scottish Renewables

Those who have been involved with renewables from the early 1990’s will be well aware of the important role Rob Forrest, CEO of GreenPower, played in getting the renewables trade body up and running and in engaging cross party political support for our industry. As Scottish Renewables’ first Chief Executive and one of their current […]

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Power to the People

Dalavich Improvement Group has secured a grant of £7,000 from the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund  to help with replacing and updating the electric wiring and distribution boards within the Dalavich Community Centre. The Centre is a vital part of the local community used by many local groups and is run entirely by […]

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Riverside (1999) FC League Cup and Barcelona Competition

Riverside (1999) Football Club, who are sponsored by GreenPower, achieved a hard fought second place in the Scottish Central Division League Cup. They beat Alva in the semi finals at the Stenhousemuir Stadium and then went on to the final with Stenhousemuir on 17th June at Alloa Stadium where the game was decided on penalties. […]

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GreenPower Backs People Power

GreenPower are delighted to have formalised our sponsorship of the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards for a further two years in order to help RSPB Scotland cover the running costs of the 2016 & 2017 Awards.  Our contribution will again be linked to sponsorship of the ‘Best Community Initiative’. Rob Forrest, CEO explained that “working […]

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