1. Independent report

    02 Dec 2021

    Heat Pump Sector Deal Expert Advisory Group: final report

    The Expert Advisory Group was formed to make recommendations to Scottish Ministers on the scope of a potential Heat Pump Sector Deal for Scotland. This final report includes the Group's recommendations and conclusions from their work.

  2. Consultation paper

    15 Nov 2021

    Heat networks delivery plan - draft: consultation

    This draft heat network delivery plan sets out how the provisions of the Heat Networks (Scotland) Act 2021, and related policies, will contribute to increased heat networks across Scotland. It also outlines the proposed regulatory regime for the heat networks sector in Scotland.

  3. Consultation paper

    02 Aug 2021

    Equity loan scheme - call for evidence: consultation

    The equity loan pilot has delivered energy efficient and zero emission heating solutions to eligible homeowners since its inception in 2017. We now wish to consider the potential to develop the pilot as part of the suite of support schemes for the decarbonisation of Scottish homes.

  4. Strategy/plan

    15 Jul 2021

    Cleaner Air for Scotland 2 - Towards a Better Place for Everyone

    A new air quality strategy to replace Cleaner Air for Scotland - The Road to a Healthier Future, setting out the Scottish Government's air quality policy framework for the next five years and a series of actions to deliver further air quality improvements.

  5. Strategy/plan

    15 Jul 2021

    Cleaner Air for Scotland 2: delivery plan

    A plan setting out timelines, milestones and responsible organisations for delivering the actions in Cleaner Air for Scotland 2: towards a better place for everyone.

  6. Advice and guidance

    06 Jan 2021

    Local energy policy statement

    This local energy policy statement containing set of key principles and associated outcomes represents the values we wish to see adopted.

  7. Progress report

    18 Dec 2020

    Annual energy statement: 2020

    This year’s energy statement highlights the key developments in the sector that have influenced the Scottish Government's ability to deliver the targets set out in the current Energy Strategy, published in December 2017.

  8. Consultation paper

    09 Dec 2020

    New Build Heat Standard: scoping consultation

    We are committed to ensuring that, from 2024, new buildings must use heating systems which produce zero direct emissions at the point of use. We are currently developing our New Build Heat Standard to achieve this, and this scoping consultation sets out our initial vision.

  9. Research and analysis

    23 Oct 2020

    Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES): phase 2 pilots evaluation

    LHEES aim to establish local authority plans for systematically improving the energy efficiency of buildings and decarbonising heat. This report presents an evaluation of the Phase 2 pilots focusing on the organisational and social aspects, and a review of reports generated by the projects.

  10. Consultation paper

    09 Oct 2019

    Local energy policy statement: consultation

    Scotland's Energy Strategy, published in December 2017, included the development of 'innovative local energy systems' as one of six strategic priorities. To support that aim, a commitment was made to develop a Local Energy Position Paper, which would set out a series of key principles and associated outcomes for project delivery agents to consider during the development of future renewable energy projects.

  11. Research and analysis

    15 Feb 2019

    HES Homecare pilot: evaluation

    The aim of the Home Energy Scotland (HES) Homecare pilot was to test the Energycarer approach to tackling rural fuel poverty.

  12. Strategy/plan

    02 May 2018

    Energy Efficient Scotland: route map

    This route map for the Energy Efficient Scotland programme sets out the journey our homes, businesses and public buildings will take to become more energy efficient.