Scottish Government announce £30m renewable energy plan

The Scottish Government has announced it is set to introduce a £30m plan to make sure all new homes use renewable energy from 2024.

Scottish Government announce £30m renewable energy plan

The Scottish Government's plans aim to increase the use of renewable energy and low carbon heating in new build homes. 

Similar plans will also be laid out for non-domestic buildings, presumably office and working spaces. 

The Scottish Government has announced the new regulation is part of its pursuit of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2045. 

Paul Wheelhouse, Scotland’s Energy Minister, said: “Scotland is internationally recognised for its leadership on tackling climate change and for responding to the global climate emergency by setting an ambitious target to reach ‘net zero’ emissions by 2045."

“We have also set a challenging interim target of achieving a 75% reduction in emissions by 2030."

“It’s becoming increasingly clear that the pace of decarbonising Scotland’s domestic and non-domestic buildings has to increase significantly to achieve those aims, and emissions from our buildings will have to fall close to zero."

“We will ensure that new homes and buildings across Scotland meet the challenge of the climate emergency, combining the action we need to take on climate change with our ambition to provide affordable, warm homes.”

Source: Energy Voice

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