Scotland's Energy Strategy - Join the Conversation!
Scotland’s draft Energy Strategy was published in January, setting out the Scottish Government’s vision for the future energy system in Scotland for the period to 2050.
The draft strategy includes two ambitious targets for 2020 and beyond:
- 1 GW of community and locally-owned energy by 2020, and 2 GW by 2030; and
- at least half of newly consented renewable energy projects will have an element of shared ownership by 2020.
- The draft Climate Change Plan is currently undergoing parliamentary scrutiny – for a period of 60 days.
- The draft Energy Strategy is open for public consultation until 30 May. Chapter 5 focuses on Smart Local Energy Systems.
There are four accompanying consultations:
- Onshore Wind Policy Statement (30th May) includes questions on shared ownership and community benefits
- Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (30th May)
- Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies, and Regulation of District Heating (18th April)
- Unconventional Oil and Gas – Talking ‘Fracking’ (31 May)
The Scottish Government is seeking your views on this vision for Scotland’s future energy system. This is an opportunity for you to help shape Scotland’s energy future as well as, tackle the challenges of climate change, affordability of energy and the efficiency of our energy use. Here is a link to the Citizen Space where you can respond to the consultations on line:
Local Energy Scotland welcome you to join in the conversation at the annual CARES conference on 26th and 27th April 2017 in Stirling.
1 GW of community and locally-owned energy by 2020, and 2 GW by 2030