Scotland has a natural geographic advantage that leaves us well-placed to take a global lead renewable technologies, with renewable electricity already generating the equivalent of 90% of Scotland’s energy consumption.
The Scottish and UK Governments have recently sought to build on this, with the Prime Minister’s 10 point plan setting a target of quadrupling our off-shore wind capacity to 40GW by 2030 – enough to power every home in the UK – and the Scottish Government pledging to invest £1.6bn over the next Parliament towards expanding and accelerating heat and energy efficiency programmes.
As we pursue a just and Green Recovery from the pandemic, and in the year Scotland hosts the world at COP26, Holyrood’s Climate Emergency Series: Renewable Energy Summit heard how we can begin the hard work of delivering on the objectives that we have set for ourselves and recover from the worsening climate crisis.
This event was part of Holyrood’s Climate Emergency Series, held in the run to COP26. The series engages key decision-makers and stakeholders in discussions about how Scotland can secure a net-zero through a more inclusive and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Holyrood COP26 Fringe Festival
Holyrood’s COP26 Fringe events will take place over 4 days (Wed 3rd – Sat 6th November) in the centre of Glasgow, with each day exploring a different theme. The Festival is planned to take place in-person but there will also be hybrid events over the 4 days that can be joined online. Find out more about Holyrood’s COP26 Fringe Festival here.