The draft Heat in Buildings Strategy consultation seeks to gather evidence and views on our proposed actions to meet our climate change targets, whilst maximising economic opportunities, ensuring a just transition and addressing fuel poverty.
Scottish Government 5th Feb 2021 read more »
MORE than one million homes and 50,000 commercial buildings will be transformed into low and zero carbon heating systems by 2030 under a strategy set out by the Scottish Government. Ministers have committed £1.6 billion over the next five years to overhaul heating systems and energy efficiency in Scotland’s buildings.
Herald 5th Feb 2021 read more »
Lorna Slater: IF we are going to tackle the climate emergency and build a new greener Scotland, it will require us to both clean up our act and get our hands dirty, in a manner of speaking. Because a low-carbon future doesn’t mean abandoning industry. Far from it. In fact, Scotland has the potential to enter a new industrial age. Industrial processes and heavy engineering are notoriously dirty, both from a practical point of view and from an environmental point of view, but that can change. Our Scottish Green New Deal shows that Industry can be “clean” in the sense of sustainable, while still being “dirty” in the sense of maintaining a jobs-heavy, engineering, manufacturing and fabrication base. The Scottish Greens have a plan for a national green industrial strategy which includes building more railways, wind and tidal turbines, higher standards of homes and buildings, research into new technologies and ensuring that well-paid jobs are created in Scotland and stay in Scotland.
We refer to this as a “Just Transition” that moves away from an economy based on extraction of oil and gas to one that is based on renewable energy and a circular economy, a shift that doesn’t exclude the needs of communities.
The National 5th Feb 2021 read more »
The challenge of cleaning up Grangemouth without causing economic ruin. What started out as a business venture by a Glasgow scientist 170 years ago has erupted to become one of Scotland’s most important industries – a sector that remains key to economic growth over the coming decades.
Herald 6th Feb 2021 read more »