The Scottish government has been told by the renewables sector that it must spell out details of how it will meet its ambitious new energy targets. The government’s draft energy strategy, which was published earlier this year, set a target for Scotland to source half of all the energy consumed in the country from renewables by 2030. However, industry body Scottish Renewables said there must be “clear action plans” to achieve this target in its response to a consultation on Holyrood’s proposal’s. Scottish Renewables advocates that current targets for the installation of renewable energy capacity by 2030 should be more than doubled. And it says specific targets, setting out the proportion of heat to be delivered from renewable and low-carbon sources, should be introduced. The industry body’s consultation response also urges the Scottish government to maximise the electrification and decarbonisation of Scotland’s transport network via a refresh of its transport strategy.
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