The Scottish Government has awarded over £10 million to support innovative large-scale low carbon local energy projects, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announced today. Speaking at the annual Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) Conference in Stirling, Mr Ewing confirmed that nine projects will receive funding through the Local Energy Challenge Fund. The successful projects include: Two ambitious district heating schemes; Using surplus energy in Orkney to reduce fuel household costs; Empowering Edinburgh tower block residents to collectively purchase energy and reduce fuel bills; Support for a low head hydro power scheme in Galashiels.
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