Climate Emergency Series: Renewable Energy Summit

This event took place on 17 - 18 March 2021 and was chaired by Prof. Keith Bell, Co-Director, UK Energy Research Centre and Prof. James Curran, Former CEO, SEPA

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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: Renewables Summit heard how we begin the hard work of delivering on the objectives that we have set for ourselves and recover from the worsening climate crisis.