The Scottish Government as outlined plans to meet half of Scotland’s heat, transport and electricity needs from renewable energy sources by 2030. Launching a consultation on the plans , Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said the draft Scottish Energy Strategy sets out “a modern, integrated energy system that delivers reliable, low carbon energy at affordable prices to consumers in all parts of Scotland” by 2050. The Strategy aims to build upon the existing strength of Scotland’s energy sector, protect energy security and set out an approach to tackle fuel poverty. The plan includes £50 million in funding support to 13 projects demonstrating renewable energy or low carbon solutions for electricity, heating and storage across Scotland. Last week the Scottish Government published a draft climate change plan which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 66 per cent by 2032. Mr Wheelhouse also confirmed underground coal gasification (UCG), a process used to extract gas trapped in coal seams, “will play no part in our energy mix”.
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