Scottish Government publishes Heat in Buildings Strategy

12 October 2021

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The Scottish Government has published its Heat in Buildings Strategy, setting out a pathway aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions from homes and buildings, which currently account for about one-fifth of Scotland’s emissions, by more than two-thirds by 2030. This will require over one million homes and the equivalent of 50,000 non-domestic buildings to convert to zero emission heat by 2030. 

The four strategic priorities contained in the strategy are: 

  • supporting those least able to pay  
  • investing in strategic technologies in low or no regrets areas 
  • showcasing net-zero leadership and to share learning through early adoption in key areas of focus 
  • investing in innovation and demonstration to drive forward competitive advantage

Source: Scottish Government, 7 October 2021