Energy

A guaranteed annual winter heating benefit of £50 will be paid for the first time in February 2023 to around 400,000 low income households.

Islands Energy Strategy Consultation Workshops - Open Workshop

Join Community Energy Scotland for a workshop as they gather opinions, priorities and input into the Scottish Government's Islands Energy Strategy. Members of the Community Energy Scotland team will lead the workshops which will focus on hearing Islander perspectives.

This workshop is open to attendees from any background.

Rural Affairs and Islands Secretary, Mairi Gougeon has announced that six Scottish islands have been named to become carbon neutral by 2040, through The Carbon Neutral Islands project.

The Carbon Neutral Islands project is a programme for government commitment aimed at supporting islands to become carbon neutral by 2040.

The Baillie Gifford Multi-year Awards fund, aimed at supporting grassroots community groups across Scotland, is now open to applications.

Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate a fit with one of the following priorities:

Scottish agricultural charity, RSABI, is reminding people worried about increasing energy bills that they may be eligible for “Help for Heating” grants. 

Following the announcement confirming an energy price cap increase from April, the Scottish farming charity is urging people concerned about rising energy costs to get in touch. 

The consultation on the draft second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) Summary Report is now open.

Eight projects will share £8.7 million of Scottish Government investment, with project partners providing match funding, taking total investment to £24.4 million.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has welcomed the “truly historic” opportunity for Scotland’s net zero economy, as the winners of the ScotWind offshore wind leasing auction were announced by Crown Estate Scotland.

Connecting people and nature.

Led by NatureScot, the programme aims to give people the opportunity to help tackle the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss by creating and caring for their own forest in their own neighbourhood.

Projects awarded funding in most recent round of Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund.

The chosen projects have a specific focus on resource efficiency, cutting emissions, environmental performance and sustainability of agricultural holdings, and are supported by just over £170,000 of funding through the KTIF.

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