Published: 25 January 2017 25 January 2017

A new target to deliver the equivalent of 50 per cent of the energy required for Scotland’s heat, transport and electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030 was unveiled, as part of a key consultation on Scotland’s first energy strategy. The draft Scottish Energy Strategy, published, sets out a vision for 2050 for Scotland to have a modern, integrated energy system that delivers reliable, low carbon energy at affordable prices to consumers in all parts of Scotland.

This vision will be supported next month when the government will announce details of up to GBP 50 million in funding to be awarded to 13 projects, at sites across Scotland, which will demonstrate low carbon or renewable electricity, heating or storage solutions. As well as setting ambitious targets the draft Scottish Energy Strategy also seeks views on a number of issues including:

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