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Energy - Emissions/climate change in Scotland

Energy production has an impact on emissions of greenhouse gases that are contributing to climate change. Reducing the carbon impact of energy supply will help ensure that Scotland's economic growth is sustainable.

The Scottish Government is committed to working towards the achievement of 20% of total Scottish energy use coming from renewable sources by 2020 and is working with the UK Government and European partners on parallel proposed directives on carbon capture and storage and emissions trading.

Further information on the Scottish Government's climate change objectives, greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland, and emissions trading can be found on our climate change pages.