British Carbon Trust tells Holyrood MPs that carbon-capture and storage is central to Scottish Energy Strategy policy on heat and transport.
Scottish Energy News 8th Dec 2016 read more »
Scottish Green MSPs expressed disappointment after other parties voted down proposals to set a target of Scotland producing half of all the energy it consumes from clean, renewable sources. The Greens believe the target, which is backed by industry and charities, would help create more jobs, reduce climate change emissions and air pollution, and cut fuel poverty. In today’s Holyrood debate on Scotland’s Renewables, an amendment from Green MSP Mark Ruskell proposed that the forthcoming energy strategy should set a target to ensure that 50 per cent of all Scotland’s energy needs across the heat, electricity and transport sectors are met by renewables by 2030. The amendment was voted down by SNP, Conservative and Lib Dem MSPs, while Labour abstained.
Scottish Greens 6th Dec 2016 read more »
The public sector should put its money where the Scottish Government’s mouth has been on the subject of green energy, an expert claims. According to Jenny Hogan, Director of Policy at industry body Scottish Renewables, public bodies have the potential to lead the next stage of the country’s green energy journey. Local authorities, NHS Boards, National Park Authorities, enterprise agencies, emergency services and other public organisations could all play a key role in Scotland meeting its future climate change targets – including switching to using more renewable power, heat and transport.
Herald 8th Dec 2016 read more »