Scottish Renewables



Urgent change in infrastructure approach required to deliver net zero carbon economy

The Scottish Government should put “place” at the heart of coherent, infrastructure prioritisation and planning to achieve an inclusive net zero carbon economy, according to a 30-year infrastructure blueprint published today.

Published 20 January 2020

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

West Highland Housing Association shortlisted for Green Energy Awards

A West Highland Housing Association project has been named among the projects to be shortlisted for the 2019 Scottish Green Energy Awards.

Published 18 October 2019

Scottish Renewables releases document setting out benefits of renewable energy

Scottish Renewables has released a document which sets out renewable energy's contribution to Scotland in innovation, jobs, communities, climate and the rural economy.

Published 23 September 2019

Glasgow to host UN climate conference next year

Glasgow has been officially named as host for the United Nations climate talks in November 2020.

Published 11 September 2019

Government outlines green commitments in 2019-20 Programme for Government

A £3 billion Green Investment Portfolio and a vow to end polluting gas heating in new homes within five years are part of the Scottish Government’s next steps to tackle climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced in Parliament yesterday.

Published 4 September 2019

Greens in urgent call for change in way homes are heated

Urgent action is required to transform the way Scottish homes are heated amid the climate emergency, according to the Scottish Greens.

Published 12 August 2019

Too many Scottish homes still relying on coal for heat

The 14,000 Scottish homes which use coal as their main form of heating must switch to cleaner alternatives if Scotland is to hit its ambitious climate change targets, according to industry body Scottish Renewables.

Published 5 November 2018

Two thirds of rural Scots back wind energy

Almost seven in ten Scots living in rural areas support the use of onshore wind energy, a new poll has found.

Published 18 October 2018

Scots with electric heating pay ‘three times as much’ as gas users

A new report has highlighted the use of expensive electric heating among low income households and the difficulty many have accessing support to switch to cheaper fuel sources.

Published 11 October 2018

Scotland outperforms UK in reducing emissions, report finds

Scotland continues to outperform the rest of the UK in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, but successful strategies for energy and waste mask a lack of progress in other parts of the Scottish economy, a new report has concluded.

Published 24 September 2018

Building industry and planners give Planning Bill evidence

Holyrood's local government and communities committee will continue to examine the Planning (Scotland) Bill today as it hears evidence from organisations from the country’s builders and planners.

Published 7 March 2018

Blog: How wind power helped beat the beast

The Beast from the East has hit hard in Scotland - but how's the energy system coping? Hannah Smith from Scottish Renewables explains.

Published 2 March 2018

Final climate change plan published to reduce emissions by 66% by 2032

A Climate Change Plan which sets out in detail how Ministers intend to meet the target of reducing emissions by 66% by 2032 has been published by the Scottish Government.

Published 1 March 2018