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.
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
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
The Scottish Government has set a new ambition to increase offshore wind capacity to 11 gigawatts (GW) of energy installed by 2030 – enough to power more than eight million homes.
The Scottish Government has pledged to increase investment in infrastructure year on year so that by the end of the next Parliament it will be £1.5 billion higher than last year.
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’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. The research, commissioned by industry body Scottish Renewables, found 46
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.
A new hub for charging electric vehicles in Dundee A £60 million fund to help new technology and low carbon solutions be developed in Scotland is now open for business.
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. The strategy includes a range of actions, including a £20 million
The world's first floating wind farm was formally opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today. Situated about 15 miles from Peterhead, Statoil's Hywind project has seen five giant turbines installed using a floating approach which allows turbines to be installed in much deeper waters than convent
Two Scottish renewable energy projects which will power more than one million homes have been awarded 15-year contracts after a UK government auction. The Moray East Offshore wind farm, planned for the Moray Firth, has been awarded a contract in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Str
Nicola Sturgeon A new £60 million fund is to be made available to accelerate innovation in new technologies including low carbon energy infrastructure by 2020.
The new Queensferry Crossing as viewed from Port Edgar Marina. Image reproduced courtesy of Transport Scotland 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 lo