Views are being sought on proposals for the sustainable use of bioenergy, including growing crops which can be converted into electricity, heat and fuels.

Bioenergy is already a key component of Scotland’s energy system and is produced by using organic material from trees, plants and food waste as a greener source to replace fossil fuels.

Scottish Borders Climate Action Network for the Green Summit

Throughout the day, there will be a diverse range of engaging sessions lined up as well as plenty time for networking. There will be the opportunity to attend informative workshops, participate in interactive discussions, and gain valuable insights from others.

Moray CAN - Climate Action Network Meeting

Moray's new Climate Action Network, Moray CAN, is dedicated to helping local communities mobilise their efforts to take climate action.

The Scottish Government is proposing to make new laws around the heating systems that can be used in homes and places of work, which will help Scotland reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and reach its legal binding ‘net zero’ targets.

There is still tme to take part in the Proposals for a Heat in Buildings Bill: Consultation, which closes on the 8 March 2024.

Scotland’s renewable energy industry and its supply chain supported more than 42,000 jobs and generated over £10.1 billion of output in 2021 according to a report from the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) published this week. 

A consultation has been launched by the Scottish Government into make new laws around the energy efficiency of our homes and buildings and the way we heat those buildings.

On behalf of Transport Scotland, Energy Saving Trust are conducting a research project exploring the viability of using independent petrol forecourts as sites for EV charging infrastructure in rural areas.

Get ready for 2024!

The  sixth round of funding of the Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme (Energy Redress Scheme) closed on 14 November 2023.   

The Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament (SRIP) is an important opportunity for voice of rural and island communities to help reinforce the importance of local democracy and to help shape the emerging Rural Delivery Plan. The theme of this year’s SRIP was Village Halls and Community Spaces.