Retrofitting buildings is one of a number of key actions the Scottish Government should undertake to ensure Scotland’s post-COVID-19 sets a path to net zero, according to a group of civic and business leaders.
Published 13 July 2020
The cut to stamp duty land tax (SDLT) announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak must be matched in Scotland to avoid a housing market collapse, according to property firm apropos.
Published 9 July 2020
New figures released today by Scottish Renewables show the economic boost available if the government uses renewable energy to pursue a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 24 June 2020
Additional funding of £5.5 million is being made available for renewables projects to contribute towards a green recovery following the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 18 June 2020
The Scottish Government should put “place” at the heart of coherent, infrastructure prioritisation and planning to achieve an inclusive net zero carbon economy, according to a 30-year infrastructure blueprint published today.
Published 20 January 2020
The Scottish Government’s new Heat Networks Bill could see the equivalent of 460,000 homes heated renewably by 2030, cutting emissions from heat by 10% and helping tackle the climate emergency, according to a new study.
Published 11 November 2019
A significant increase in public spending to help move homes and other buildings away from a reliance on fossil fuel heating is required if Scotland is to successfully end its contribution to climate change by 2045, according to a new report.
Published 25 October 2019
A West Highland Housing Association project has been named among the projects to be shortlisted for the 2019 Scottish Green Energy Awards.
Published 18 October 2019
Scottish Renewables has released a document which sets out renewable energy's contribution to Scotland in innovation, jobs, communities, climate and the rural economy.
Published 23 September 2019
Glasgow has been officially named as host for the United Nations climate talks in November 2020.
Published 11 September 2019
A £3 billion Green Investment Portfolio and a vow to end polluting gas heating in new homes within five years are part of the Scottish Government’s next steps to tackle climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced in Parliament yesterday.
Published 4 September 2019
Urgent action is required to transform the way Scottish homes are heated amid the climate emergency, according to the Scottish Greens.
Published 12 August 2019
The 14,000 Scottish homes which use coal as their main form of heating must switch to cleaner alternatives if Scotland is to hit its ambitious climate change targets, according to industry body Scottish Renewables.
Published 5 November 2018
Almost seven in ten Scots living in rural areas support the use of onshore wind energy, a new poll has found.
Published 18 October 2018
A new report has highlighted the use of expensive electric heating among low income households and the difficulty many have accessing support to switch to cheaper fuel sources.
Published 11 October 2018