Scotland could successfully make the switch from traditional oil and gas boilers to electric heat pumps to keep our homes warm, affordable to heat and climate-friendly, according to a new report by WWF Scotland.
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.
Plans to ensure all buildings in Scotland are warmer, more efficient and reach zero emissions by 2045 have been launched for consultation.
A lack of understanding and awareness of environmentally-friendly technologies could be holding Scotland back from a green homes revolution which could boost its economy by £8 billion, according to WWF Scotland.
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
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.
The Scottish Government is to establish a £10 million Tenant Hardship Loan Fund to help those struggling to pay rent during the coronavirus crisis.
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.
The Scottish Government has published new legislation on the development of heat networks to help meet climate change targets and tackle fuel poverty.
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.
Glasgow has been officially named as host for the United Nations climate talks in November 2020.
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.
Renewable electricity generation in Scotland reached record levels in 2018, the latest figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) show. Generation in Scotland was 26,708 GWh, a 6.1% increase on the previous record in 2017. This output of electricity is the
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. New figures from WWF Scotland revealed that turbines generated the equivalent of 98% of all Scotland’s electricity demand or enough to power nearly five million home
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. A home heated by coal emits up to five times more carbon than one heated using a mode