Scotland’s 2030 climate goals ‘no longer credible’

20/03/2024
Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables

THE Climate Change Committee has said it no longer believes that the Scottish Government will meet its statutory 2030 goal to reduce emissions by 75%. 

Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said:  

“The renewable energy industry is already doing much of the heavy lifting in reducing Scotland’s carbon emissions. Indeed, the Climate Change Committee points out that electricity supply was one of only two sectors to reduce emissions in 2021.

“This warning will damage the confidence of international investors at a time when we need their help to build out the renewable energy projects which will to secure our energy supplies, tackle climate change and deliver social and economic growth across Scotland.

“Time is running out for Scotland’s 2030 goals. We urge the Scottish Government to work collaboratively with industry and stakeholders to deliver a stable and predictable policy environment and maintain investor confidence to realise Scotland’s full potential as a net-zero powerhouse.”

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