Planning Policy & Research

Scotland makes renewables commitment

Scottish government makes available £5.5m for renewables projects to contribute towards a green recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Scottish government makes available £5.5m for renewables projects to contribute towards a green recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Communities will be able to bid for a share of £4.5 million through the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES), which funds local renewable projects.

A further £1m is being made available through the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP) – a scheme which provides support for innovative energy projects such as heat networks and integrated energy systems.

Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse announced the investment as he addressed the virtual All Energy Conference. He told delegates that renewables would play an increasing role in driving a green recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. “The investment will help to push forward renewables projects that will help to rebuild the economy, support local communities to build their strength and resilience, and help us achieve our net-zero ambitions,” he said.

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SteveR, Scottish Parliament (CC By 2.0)

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