Scotland needs to double public spending on home energy efficiency to £250 million a year if it is to meet climate crisis targets. That is the conclusion of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as it warns the country is moving too slowly to wean itself from planet-destroying gas boilers.
Herald 29th Oct 2019 read more »
The Scottish Government’s ambition to lower emissions to tackle the climate emergency is already falling behind when it comes to renewable heating, it has emerged. The existing target for 11% of heating to come from renewable sources by 2020 looks unlikely to be met, with energy minister Paul Wheelhouse admitting only 6.3% was reached in 2018. In an answer to a parliamentary question, Wheelhouse stated investment in renewable heat in Scotland has slowed down because of changes to incentive schemes by the UK Government.
Scottish Greens 29th Oct 2019 read more »