WWF Scotland



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

Wind energy output ‘could power every home from Harris to Harrogate’

Scotland’s renewable electricity output soared in the first half of the year to provide enough energy to power all homes from across Scotland and north of England, according to new figures.

Published 15 July 2019

Renewable electricity at record levels

Renewable electricity generation in Scotland reached record levels in 2018, the latest figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) show.

Published 29 March 2019

Turbines generate equivalent of 98% of all Scotland’s electricity demand after record October output

The majority of Scotland’s power demand in October was met by renewable energy sources after a record month for wind power output.

Published 12 November 2018

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

‘More ambitious approach’ needed to improve energy efficiency and tackle fuel poverty

CIH Scotland has called for all homes to be brought up to a minimum of EPC C by 2030 as a new poll revealed public backing for more investment in warmer homes.

Published 30 July 2018

Scottish Government accused of cutting its warm homes ambition

The Existing Homes Alliance has expressed concern that the Scottish Government is weakening its plans to make Scotland's homes warm and energy efficient.

Published 7 March 2018

£60m low carbon infrastructure fund open for applications

A £60 million fund to help new technology and low carbon solutions be developed in Scotland is now open for business.

Published 22 January 2018

Carbon footprint of Scottish homes ‘falls by 25%’

The carbon footprint of homes across Scotland has fallen by an average of 25% since the Scottish Climate Change Act was passed in 2009, according to an environmental charity.

Published 4 January 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

Fuel poverty among Scottish households drops by 4%

The Scottish Government has been urged to take concerted action to eliminate fuel poverty altogether after new figures revealed that the overall level amongst Scottish households is down about four percentage points in a year, equivalent to 99,000 fewer households living in fuel poverty.

Published 6 December 2017

£2.6m awarded to innovative local green energy solutions

Twelve projects to create local, green energy solutions have been awarded a share of £2.6 million, as part of the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP).

Published 4 December 2017

Warm homes ‘could see a third of excess winter deaths avoided’

Campaigners called on the Scottish Government to take further action to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes in the wake of new statistics showing that an excess of 2,720 people died in winter 2016/17 compared with warmer months.

Published 18 October 2017

Charities call for green homes investment to follow Queensferry Crossing opening

In the week Scotland’s newest bridge opens to traffic, campaigners are setting out the benefits of another big infrastructure project that would help to create a more socially-just and low-carbon future.

Published 29 August 2017