Scottish Renewables



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

Local authority planning logjam ‘threatens net-zero commitments’

Scotland’s 32 local authorities are facing a planning logjam which will jeopardise the country’s climate targets, new research by industry body Scottish Renewables reveals today.

Published 23 November 2020

£4.5m renewable heat incentive scheme for homeowners

A new £4.5 million cashback incentive to help people install renewable and energy efficiency measures in their homes has been announced by the Scottish Government.

Published 9 November 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

Property tax cut must be matched in Scotland 'to prevent market collapse'

The cut to stamp duty land tax (SDLT) announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak must be matched in Scotland to avoid a housing market collapse, according to property firm apropos.

Published 9 July 2020

Scottish Renewables energy research shows green COVID-19 recovery jobs and investment boost

New figures released today by Scottish Renewables show the economic boost available if the government uses renewable energy to pursue a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 24 June 2020

Government makes £5.5m investment in local renewables and low carbon heat

Additional funding of £5.5 million is being made available for renewables projects to contribute towards a green recovery following the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 18 June 2020

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