Date lodged: 2 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how it will work with community energy projects to help deliver the commitments in its publication, Draft Climate Change Plan - the draft Third Report on Policies and Proposals 2017-2032.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 16 March 2017
One of the key themes of our draft Energy Strategy is a more localised approach to energy provision, helping to tackle some of our most pressing issues – from fuel poverty, to security of supply, to increasing costs – and stimulate local economic renewal. We want to ensure that communities will be at the heart of this new approach.
our community and locally owned target of 500MW by 2020 being met five years.
Over £10 million now being invested in Scottish communities every year from renewable energy projects
This supportive and positive environment has led in the last year to a number of achievements and key milestones being reached, including:
The Scottish Government are defining a distinctive approach to Scotland’s future energy provision; putting communities at the heart of decisions about their local energy system; and empowering them to take an economic stake in new developments.