Scottish Renewables has launched a new publication which outlines future steps The Scottish Government should take to deliver a lasting legacy for the energy transition.
The paper, Beyond COP26: Next steps for Scotland’s clean energy revolution, launched on Energy Day at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, sets out five key recommendations The Scottish Government should action to accelerate the pace of the transition to a net-zero society and advance Scotland’s position as a world leader in low-carbon energy. Scottish Renewables’ Beyond COP26: Next steps for Scotland’s clean energy revolution publication recommends that The Scottish Government:
- Reforms Scotland’s planning process to deliver at least 12GW of additional onshore wind and 11GW of offshore wind by 2030
- Accelerates the pace of decarbonising Scottish homes and buildings, through heating 45% of homes and 25% of our commercial, industrial and public buildings from renewable sources by 2030
- Brings the benefits of Scotland’s clean energy revolution to our public and commercial buildings by installing 1GW of solar PV capacity by 2030
- Continues to develop our world-leading wave and tidal energy industries by creating a support mechanism to work alongside the UK Government’s revenue stabilisation mechanism
- Establishes an energy skills and services export target for Scotland to support the just transition of workers through planned global industry growth