Scottish Renewables

Government paves way for warmer homes with £1.8bn Heat in Buildings Strategy

The Scottish Government has set out the actions it will take in the buildings sector to deliver on climate change commitments, support economic opportunities, and ensure a just transition, including helping address fuel poverty.

Published 8 October 2021

Renewable industry priorities outlined ahead of Programme for Government

Scottish Renewables has set out some of its priorities for the Scottish Government’s upcoming Programme for Government, which will be published in the coming weeks.

Published 27 August 2021

UK’s largest renewable energy awards will return to Edinburgh in December

The Scottish Green Energy Awards opened yesterday with nominations invited for 11 categories across all renewable technologies.

Published 28 July 2021

Scottish Renewables: Our work on the Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill

Having engaged in the Heat Networks (Scotland) Act since its earliest days, working with civil servants and ministers to provide the views of the renewables sector, Scottish Renewables highlights the work that was carried out and the teamwork that was necessary to achieve these wins.

Published 1 July 2021

New figures reveal extent of Scotland's renewable energy jobs and investment

New figures which show the economic reach of Scotland’s renewable energy sector for the first time are have been released by the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute.

Published 3 June 2021

97.4% of Scotland’s electricity consumption met by renewables in 2020

New figures released yesterday by Scottish Renewables have revealed that Scotland has not met its 2020 target of generating the equivalent of 100% of the nation’s gross electricity demand from renewable sources.

Published 26 March 2021

First Minister to address renewable energy conference

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will deliver an address at Scottish Renewables’ Annual Conference to be held online this week.

Published 22 March 2021

New chair elected at Scottish Renewables

Scottish Renewables has announced the appointment of Adam Morrison as its new chair.

Published 16 March 2021

New strategy published to transform heating in Scotland’s buildings

Plans to ensure all buildings in Scotland are warmer, more efficient and reach zero emissions by 2045 have been launched for consultation. 

Published 8 February 2021

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