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  1. Heat Networks Delivery Models

    This report, prepared by Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) for the Scottish Government, assesses the potential roles that a range of delivery models (alongside a number of complementary enabling structures / mechanisms) could play in helping to accelerate the pace and scale of heat network deployment.

  2. Scotland's International Strategy

    This strategy sets out our approach to international engagement and delivery to the end of the current parliamentary term.

  3. Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme: capital projects - December 2023

    Information on the projects which have received funding through the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme.

  4. Rural Scotland Data Dashboard: Overview

    This report accompanies the Rural Scotland Data Dashboard which presents data on a range of issues that impact rural Scotland. The report synthesises the data included in the dashboard into a broader picture of successes, challenges and trends in rural Scotland.

  5. Scottish islands: data overview 2023

    This report gives a snapshot of Scotland's island-level data as collated in the new Scottish Islands Data Dashboard and draws out key findings relating to each of the strategic objective topic areas set out in the National Islands Plan.

  6. Negative Emissions Technologies (NETS): Feasibility Study

    This study estimates the maximum Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs) potential achievable in Scotland, 2030 - 2050.

  7. Negative Emissions Technologies (NETS): Feasibility Study - Technical Appendices

    Technical annex for study that estimates the maximum Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs) potential achievable in Scotland, 2030 - 2050.

  8. Social housing net zero standard consultation: island communities impact assessment

    Island communities impact assessment for the consultation on a new Social Housing Net Zero Standard in Scotland.

  9. Social housing net zero standard consultation: Fairer Scotland duty assessment

    Fairer Scotland duty impact assessment for the consultation on a new social housing net zero standard in Scotland.

  10. Social housing net zero standard consultation: business regulatory impact assessment

    A partial business regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) to set out potential impacts of the social housing net zero standard proposals.

  11. Social housing net zero standard: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on a new Social Housing Net Zero Standard (SHNZS) in Scotland. This new standard will replace the second Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH2).

  12. Heat in Buildings Bill consultation: strategic environmental assessment

    Strategic Environmental Assessment to support the consultation on proposals for a Heat in Buildings Bill.

  13. Heat in Buildings Bill consultation: equalities impact assessment

    Equalities impact assessment (EQIA) to support the consultation on proposals for a Heat in Buildings Bill "Changing the way we heat our homes and buildings".

  14. Heat networks target 2035 consultation: child rights and wellbeing screening

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment to our consultation on the 2035 target for the amount of heat to be supplied by heat networks.

  15. Heat networks target 2035 consultation: business and regulatory impact assessment - partial

    Partial business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) to our consultation on the 2035 target for the amount of heat to be supplied by heat networks.

  16. Draft energy strategy and Just Transition plan: consultation analysis

    Independent report prepared on behalf of the Scottish Government and provides an independent analysis of responses to the public consultation on the draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan.

  17. Just Transition for the Grangemouth industrial cluster: discussion paper

    A paper summarising the proposed approach to developing a Just Transition Plan for the industrial cluster of Grangemouth. This will support forthcoming engagement, in aid of a co-design process, that will shape the final Just Transition Plan.

  18. Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme: capital projects - July 2023

    Information on the projects which have received funding through the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme.

  19. Heat networks target 2035 consultation: SG response

    Government response to our consultation on the 2035 target for the amount of heat to be supplied by heat networks.

  20. UK Government urged to end carbon capture scheme delays

    First Minister calls for action to end uncertainty on Acorn Project.

  21. National Islands Plan review: consultation

    We are consulting on a review of the National Islands Plan, published in 2019. This review is required by the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018. We are seeking views on the impact and content of the current National Islands Plan.

  22. National Islands Plan: implementation route map 2023

    Details how we will deliver on the commitments in the National Islands Plan, over the coming year.

  23. Heat networks - thermal energy target 2035: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to our consultation on the 2035 target for the amount of heat to be supplied by heat networks.

  24. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: programme pipeline update - March 2023

    This pipeline provides information relating to key major infrastructure programmes with an investment of £20 million or more included at Annex D of our Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in February 2021.

  25. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: progress report 2022 to 2023

    Second annual progress report relating to the Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26 which outlines the progress made in relation to the Plan’s three themes during the last year as well as key delivery achievements and activity planned for the coming year.

  26. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: major capital projects progress update - March 2023

    The following information relates to projects with a capital value of £5 million or more which are at the outline business case (or equivalent) approved stage or beyond.

  27. Renewables Obligation (Scotland) - energy intensive industries: consultation analysis

    We have reviewed the feedback received during the consultation on whether Energy- Intensive Industries should be exempted from indirect costs associated with renewable electricity policies. As a result, we have confirmed our decision and established our next course of action.

  28. Climate change monitoring report 2023

    The second annual statutory monitoring report against the updated 2018 Climate Change Plan, as per the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019.

  29. Heat networks: Building Assessment Report (BAR) guidance

    Statutory guidance on building assessment reports (BAR) to support the owners of non-domestic buildings to discharge their duty in relation to assessing their building’s potential to connect to a heat network. They should be read alongside the HNZ and Building Assessment Reports (Scotland) Regulations 2023.

  30. Heat Network Zone (HNZ) guidance

    Statutory guidance to support local authorities to discharge their duties in relation to review, and possible designation, of Heat Network Zones. The guidance should be read alongside the Heat Network Zones and Building Assessment Reports (Scotland) Regulations 2023.

  31. Investing in green hydrogen

    Funding to support just energy transition.

  32. Heat network projects: quarterly reports – March 2023

    Information on the capital and pre-capital projects which have been funded through Scotland's Heat Network Fund and the Heat Network Support Unit.

  33. Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme: capital projects - March 2023

    Information on the capital projects which have received funding through our Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme.

  34. Equality, opportunity, community: New leadership - A fresh start

    This publication sets out the First Minister’s vision for Scotland and the outcomes he and his government aim to achieve by 2026.

  35. Floating solar panels ready in first for Scotland

    Array tested before deployment this year.

  36. National Islands Plan Annual Report 2022

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan. This report sets out progress made during the 2022 reporting year.

  37. Energy system and Just Transition: independent analysis

    Publication of the outputs from a programme of work to better understand our energy requirements as we transition to net zero.

  38. Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan

    We are consulting on this draft route map of actions we will take to deliver a flourishing net zero energy system that supplies affordable, resilient and clean energy to Scotland’s workers, households, communities and businesses.

  39. Heat network projects: quarterly report - December 2023

    Information on the capital and pre-capital projects which have been funded through Scotland's Heat Network Fund, Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme and the Heat Network Support Unit.

  40. Rent freeze focus of Programme for Government

    Ministers act to protect people in cost crisis.

  41. Cost Crisis Programme for Government

    Scottish Child Payment increased from 14 November.

  42. Investing in net-zero technology

    £16.5 million to support energy transformation.

  43. Superfast broadband subsea work to start

    Improving connectivity to 15 of Scotland’s islands through R100 North contract.

  44. New scheme to increase connectivity unveiled

    Wider roll-out of 4G and 5G technology.

  45. New measures to accelerate greener, cheaper heating

    Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill passed.

  46. Energy networks vision summit

    In Feb 2020, the Scottish Government hosted the Energy Networks Vision Summit aimed to help shape the future of Scotland’s electricity and gas networks, giving stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the issues addressed in the report ‘Scotland's electricity and and gas networks: 'Vision to 2030'.

  47. Investing in islands infrastructure

    £49 million package for new Stornoway Deep Water Terminal. 

  48. Cash boost for joint Scottish-Asian research

    New Fund to focus on economic, social recovery from COVID-19.

  49. Local Energy Policy Statement: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to the the consultation on the Scottish Government's local Energy Policy Statement.

  50. Heat Networks Bill

    Helping Scotland move to affordable, low carbon heating.

  51. Offshore wind summit

    Steps to ensure contracts stay in Scotland.

  52. Scotland and Norway “natural partners”

    First Minister addresses Norwegian business leaders

  53. Multimillion pound infrastructure projects completed

    Affordable homes, transport links and schools delivered.

  54. Green investment programme opens

    Support for projects tackling climate emergency.

  55. £30 million for low carbon projects

    Funding to encourage renewable heating.

  56. Renewable energy contracts allocated

    Minister calls for review of the system for Scotland.

  57. £4 million support for decommissioning

    Fourth round of the Decommissioning Challenge Fund launched.

  58. Regulation of electricians in Scotland: research report

    Research conducted by Pye Tait to independently assess the evidence and build a business case to determine if regulation is required.

  59. Energy consents: applications for variation of section 36 consents guidance

    Guidance on the process for varying consents which have been granted for the construction or extension, and operation, of electricity generating stations.

  60. Offshore wind summit commits to way forward

    Proposals to ensure contracts stay in Scotland.  

  61. Public energy company: strategic outline case

    Independent strategic outline case to consider how Scotland's public energy company could be developed suggests that a phased approach would work better.

  62. Good practice principles for renewable energy developments consultation: analysis of responses

    In 2018, we reviewed and consulted on our good practice principles for: community benefits from onshore renewable energy developments, shared ownership of onshore renewable energy developments, and community benefits from offshore renewable energy developments. 

  63. £13.4m to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Funding to support low carbon projects.

  64. Scotland's electricity and gas networks: vision to 2030

    Based on Scotland's energy strategy, this document looks at the ways in which Scotland's electricity and gas network infrastructure will continue to support the energy transition.

  65. Scottish energy strategy: Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP)

    The 15 to 20 year programme is the cornerstone of Scottish government's approach to energy efficiency, a National Infrastructure Priority.

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