Ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change, tackling inequalities and investing in the economy and public services were at the forefront of the 2022-2023 Scottish Budget yesterday though some in the housing sector believe it has fallen short in delivering on house building and energy eff
Planning applications will have to show how they help meet Scotland’s ambitious targets to cut emissions to net-zero by 2045 to get approval under new proposals tabled by the Scottish Government. Applications that create more town centre homes or help reuse vacant and derelict land will be mor
Future steps the Scottish Government should take to deliver a lasting legacy for the energy transition have been outlined in a new publication launched today by industry body Scottish Renewables.
The Scottish Government has set out the actions it will take in the buildings sector to deliver on climate change commitments, support economic opportunities, and ensure a just transition, including helping address fuel poverty.
Scottish Renewables has set out some of its priorities for the Scottish Government’s upcoming Programme for Government, which will be published in the coming weeks. Renewable technologies like wind, solar, hydro and more now provide the equivalent of 97.4% of the electricity consumed in Scotla
The Scottish Green Energy Awards opened yesterday with nominations invited for 11 categories across all renewable technologies. This year’s event will return as an in-person awards ceremony which will comply with the latest government guidelines to ensure the health and safety of guests.
Having engaged in the Heat Networks (Scotland) Act since its earliest days, working with civil servants and ministers to provide the views of the renewables sector, Scottish Renewables highlights the work that was carried out and the teamwork that was necessary to achieve these wins.
New figures which show the economic reach of Scotland’s renewable energy sector for the first time are have been released by the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute.
New figures released yesterday by Scottish Renewables have revealed that Scotland has not met its 2020 target of generating the equivalent of 100% of the nation’s gross electricity demand from renewable sources. This target was set in 2011, when renewable technologies generated 37% of Scotland
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will deliver an address at Scottish Renewables’ Annual Conference to be held online this week. Up for debate during the conference will be the policies and actions needed to ensure Scotland reaches its net-zero target.
Scottish Renewables has announced the appointment of Adam Morrison as its new chair. Adam Morrison, project director for Moray West Offshore Wind Farm at Ocean Winds, has been elected by the organisation's board and will serve as Chair for a three-year term.
Plans to ensure all buildings in Scotland are warmer, more efficient and reach zero emissions by 2045 have been launched for consultation.
Over a million homes in Scotland need to be upgraded to low carbon heating by 2030 to ensure the Scottish Government meets its statutory climate change targets, according to an updated plan published yesterday. The Climate Change Plan 2018 – 2032, which has been updated to reflect th
Scotland’s 32 local authorities are facing a planning logjam which will jeopardise the country’s climate targets, new research by industry body Scottish Renewables reveals today.
A new £4.5 million cashback incentive to help people install renewable and energy efficiency measures in their homes has been announced by the Scottish Government.