The Scottish Government consulted on a draft Heat Generation Policy Statement “Towards Decarbonising Heat: Maximising the Opportunities for Scotland” from 4 March until the 9 June 2014 seeking views on a range of issues including –
• A heat vision and heat hierarchy for Scotland;
• Future policies to help ensure the impacts of heat decarbonisation benefit consumers and supports a competitive business and industry base;
• Proposed targets to increase the number of homes and businesses connected to district heating networks by 2020;
• The role of the national heat map to support the development of the low carbon heat sector in Scotland;
• Evidence on thermal storage;
• The proposed approach for geothermal demonstration projects;
• And, how the anaerobic digestion industry might be encouraged to avoid useful heat being wasted.
A total of 81 written responses were received along with feedback from stakeholder engagement events held between 4 March and 9 June 2014.
This report presents the findings of the independent anlaysis undertaken on the responses to the 21 questions posed in the draft Heat Generation Policy Statement.
The findings of this report will help inform the Scottish Government's Heat Generation Policy Statement when it is finalised for publication in 2015.