The Scot-Govt has been told it must take more – and more meaningful – action on de-carbonising the transport and heating sectors if it is to remain in the vanguard of cutting greenhouse gas emissions. This is the main finding of the ‘report card’ on Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse’s draft Scottish Energy Strategy published today by the UK Committee on Climate Change.
Scottish Energy News 25th Sept 2017 read more »
Scotland’s ambitious targets on climate change need to be fast-tracked in areas such as transport and heating to remain world-leading, experts warn. The independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which advises the Scottish and Westminster governments, said Scotland was performing well compared with the rest of the UK but “more effort is needed in sectors other than power” because only the electricity-generating sector has achieved significant decreases in recent years. The UK climate watchdog’s report released today warns “more needs to be done, especially in sectors such as transport, agriculture and heat for non-residential buildings in which little progress is currently being made. Otherwise, Scotland’s ambitious targets will be at risk.”
Scotsman 25th Sept 2017 read more »
SCOTTISH Ministers have been urged to “get on” with producing effective policies to match their climate change ambitions, amid concerns their entire strategy could be at risk. The UK Committee on Climate Change says the Scottish Government must come up with firm new policies and make sweeping changes to areas such as transport, agricultural and heating if it is to stand any chance of meeting their ‘world class’ targets. And it has warned that without a raft of effective policies, the reductions in Scottish emissions seen in recent years are unlikely to continue in the 2020s.
Herald 25th Sept 2017 read more »
Scotland’s draft climate change plan lacks credibility, according to an independent body. The UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) found the plan focused too much on the rapid deployment of low carbon heating rather than addressing wider areas like transport emissions. But it added that the Scottish government was still leading the UK on tackling greenhouse gas emissions.
BBC 25th Sept 2017 read more »