Mads Nipper, chief executive of renewable energy company Ørsted: Scotland has one of the most ambitious net-zero targets in the world, and as a company that’s committed to creating a world that runs on green energy, we applaud that ambition and commitment. I am particularly excited about the potential for the projects that we will see resulting from ScotWind, the first round of offshore wind leasing in Scottish waters for a decade. It’s a huge opportunity for those successful bidders to play a vital role in Scotland’s net-zero journey. The disruption over the past two years has given many of us an opportunity to take stock and reflect on what we want from the next ten years and beyond. In previous decades when society has faced major challenges, whether delivering huge infrastructure programmes or facing significant economic headwinds, we have shown that we can pull together to accomplish great things. Making the right choices now and putting in place the right regulation, processes and guidelines can ensure we face this challenge successfully and meaningfully accelerate our progress to a more sustainable, low-carbon future. I’m confident that through continued collaboration between government, the private sector and local communities, we can deliver environmental, economic and societal benefits for everyone that will improve peoples’ lives for generations to come.
Scotsman 16th Jan 2022 read more »
HOMES account for around thirteen per cent of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions, and over two million need to be retrofitted to meet net zero targets. Decarbonising properties may be one of the Scottish Government’s biggest challenges to date, set to cost in excess of a whopping £33 billion. More than 2m homes in Scotland use mains gas as their main source of heating.
The National 16th Jan 2022 read more »