WWF Scotland

97.4% of Scotland’s electricity consumption met by renewables in 2020

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.

Published 26 March 2021

Green homes revolution 'could boost Scottish GDP by £8bn'

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.

Published 5 January 2021

Plan for one million zero emission homes by 2030 is 'ambitious' but detail needed on delivery

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.

Published 17 December 2020

Ambitious plans to increase Scotland's offshore wind capacity by 2030

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.

Published 28 October 2020

Programme for Government: Praise for commitment to increased infrastructure investment

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.

Published 2 September 2020

New report outlines eight point plan for Scotland’s green recovery

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.

Published 13 July 2020

Scottish Renewables: Scotland ‘poised for Scandi-style heating revolution’

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.

Published 11 November 2019

New report makes case for investment to support move away from fossil fuel heating

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.

Published 25 October 2019

£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

£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

Sturgeon officially opens world’s first floating wind farm

The world's first floating wind farm was formally opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today.

Published 18 October 2017

Renewable energy projects win 15-year contracts after UK government auction

Two Scottish renewable energy projects which will power more than one million homes have been awarded 15-year contracts after a UK government auction.

Published 11 September 2017

£60m fund to help accelerate low carbon energy infrastructure

A new £60 million fund is to be made available to accelerate innovation in new technologies including low carbon energy infrastructure by 2020.

Published 6 September 2017

Scotland’s next big infrastructure project ‘must create low carbon future’

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 28 August 2017