On 30 October 2019, the eighth annual Scottish greenhouse gas emissions annual target report for the year 2017 was published.
The Scottish greenhouse gas emissions annual target is required under section 33 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. It also fulfils the requirement under section 38 of the Act to report on the impact on emissions resulting from the exercise of electricity generation related functions.
Under section 33 of the Act, the annual report is split into four parts, which are annual and domestic effort targets, net Scottish emissions, the net Scottish Emissions account (NSEA) and Scottish electricity consumption and generation.
The new Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill will amend the above sections of the Act, as well as Scotland's emissions reduction targets, when it becomes law. Reporting on target years from 2018 onwards will occur under the requirements of the amended Climate Change (Scotland) Act.
Source: Scottish Government, 30 October 2019