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Scottish Planning Policy SPP 6: Renewable Energy: Consultation Draft

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Sustainable Development

6. The promotion of renewable energy as a means of reducing carbon emissions forms an important part of Scotland's efforts to tackle climate change. Choosing Our Future: Scotland's Sustainable Development Strategy1 sets out the national and international context that drives the Scottish Executive's sustainable development and climate change agendas. The Strategy highlights, as key priorities: the need to protect natural heritage and other resources for the long term; and the need to change the way Scotland generates and uses energy - by a range of measures including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, maximising its considerable renewable energy potential and taking action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions at a domestic or business level.