Home owners will have to be confronted with major challenges if Scotland is to meet its commitments on tackling climate change, the head of Scottish Power has warned. Speaking to the World Forum on Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Keith Anderson, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer, said there was general public support for greater measures to ensure targets on reducing CO2 emissions are achieved, but that may diminish when people understand the reality of the situation, he said. “Try and convince someone just now to rip their gas boiler off the wall and install a more expensive system and tell them they have to pay for it and it’s for the greater good,” he said. “That’s a difficult sell – but that’s what we have to do.” First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, addressing the same event on Wednesday said decarbonisation would have an impact on every aspect of people’s daily lives. Launching a public conversation on climate justice, she said she wanted to understand what changes people were willing to make and what they would need to be persuaded to do.
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