A conference to explore the possibility of using the public sector to boost renewable energy projects in Scotland is to be held in June.
The event will be hosted in Aberdeen by a number of agencies, including the Scottish Council for Development and Industry.
Chair Robert Armour noted that Scotland will have to exploit its knowledge, skills and assets to achieve its low carbon energy ambitions.
He added: "It is estimated that £12 billion will be available from incentives for local green energy projects over the next 20 years and, by capitalising on the many opportunities on the public estate, local authorities can not only generate vital new revenues, but stimulate new jobs in local and national businesses."
The conference will focus on how public bodies can take advantage of the feed-in tariff scheme. Critics have said that this could raise domestic energy bills, but people can counteract this by finding a cheaper gas and electricity tariff.
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