Scottish Renewables



Glasgow to host UN climate conference next year

Glasgow has been officially named as host for the United Nations climate talks in November 2020.

Published 11 September 2019

Government outlines green commitments in 2019-20 Programme for Government

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

Greens in urgent call for change in way homes are heated

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

Too many Scottish homes still relying on coal for heat

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

Two thirds of rural Scots back wind energy

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

Scots with electric heating pay ‘three times as much’ as gas users

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

Scotland outperforms UK in reducing emissions, report finds

Scotland continues to outperform the rest of the UK in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, but successful strategies for energy and waste mask a lack of progress in other parts of the Scottish economy, a new report has concluded.

Published 24 September 2018

Building industry and planners give Planning Bill evidence

Holyrood's local government and communities committee will continue to examine the Planning (Scotland) Bill today as it hears evidence from organisations from the country’s builders and planners.

Published 7 March 2018

Blog: How wind power helped beat the beast

The Beast from the East has hit hard in Scotland - but how's the energy system coping? Hannah Smith from Scottish Renewables explains.

Published 2 March 2018

Final climate change plan published to reduce emissions by 66% by 2032

A Climate Change Plan which sets out in detail how Ministers intend to meet the target of reducing emissions by 66% by 2032 has been published by the Scottish Government.

Published 1 March 2018

£80m strategic energy blueprint unveiled with 50% clean energy pledge by 2030

The Scottish Government has published the country’s first Energy Strategy which it said will strengthen the development of local energy, empower and protect consumers, and support climate change efforts while tackling fuel poverty.

Published 21 December 2017

Independent cost of energy review published

An independent review into reducing costs in each element of the electricity supply chain has been published by the UK government.

Published 26 October 2017

Sturgeon unveils plans for state-owned not-for-profit energy firm

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to set up a state-owned not-for-profit energy company in Scotland to offer cheaper power to homeowners.

Published 11 October 2017

Double celebration as BHA community wind farm is named as a finalist in two top awards

The innovative new community wind farm developed by Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) and its partners Community Energy Scotland (CES) has been named as a finalist in two prestigious industry awards.

Published 5 October 2017

Call for public sector to spearhead green energy drive

Scotland's public sector has the potential to lead the next stage of the country's green energy evolution, according to industry body Scottish Renewables.

Published 8 December 2016