Scottish Government Publishes Microgeneration Strategy for ScotlandPublished 26 June 2012 in Climate Change
The Scottish Government published a Microgeneration Strategy for Scotland on 22 June, setting out its support for microgeneration and its aims and ambitions for the growth of the sector.
The new Strategy contains five sections:
- Deployment – setting out what has been achieved both nationally and regionally across Scotland.
- Technologies – setting out the most common technologies currently being deployed and highlighting technologies made in Scotland.
- Planning and Regulation – setting out current planning and regulation, including the Scottish Government’s updated online planning advice for microgeneration and other guidance.
- Skills – setting out the employment and training opportunities in Scotland.
- Communications – setting out the range of advice, information and support
that is available.
Commenting on the new Strategy, Daniel Borisewitz, Policy Manager, Scottish Renewables said:
"This strategy builds on the milestone outlined in the Low Carbon Scotland report that set a target for at least 100,000 homes having adopted some form of renewable heating system by 2020.
"By boosting the Home Renewables Loan Scheme the Scottish Government has made affordable finance available to a far greater number of households. This will mean that more people can benefit from renewable heat systems and the pending domestic Renewable Heat Incentive.
"The large expansion of the domestic renewable heat sector will not only support existing jobs but will also create new positions and business opportunities across the country."
Access the full Microgeneration Strategy for Scotland.
Related Scottish Government press release.