The new Scottish Energy Minister has already accepted one the ‘big wishes’ from Scotland’s Renewable Future forum – to embed a ‘systems-wide’ approach de-carbonising the heat and transport sectors. In a speech at a renewable energy conference today in Perth, Paul Wheelhouse is likely to flag up a clear direction of ‘system wide’ travel for the Scot-Govt’s new Scottish Energy Strategy. He is expected to say: “Our approach to heat in particular offers many exciting opportunities – not only helping us to deliver on our climate change ambitions, but also contributing to our efforts to promote growth and tackle inequalities – particularly fuel poverty. The Scotland’s Renewable Future forum ‘manifesto’ for the government’s new Scottish Energy Strategy has also been sent to the SNP MP Pete Wishart, Chairman of the Scottish Affairs Committee in the House of Commons, ahead of its evidence-session in Edinburgh this week with prominent figures in the Scottish energy industry. The House of Commons committee will also take evidence from Paul Wheelhouse, the new Scottish Energy Minister to find out how the Scottish Government supports Scotland’s renewable energy sector and the move to a low carbon economy.
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