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Towards an Industry for Green Heat: heat in buildings supply chains delivery plan

Sets out how supply chains will need to grow and change to meet future demand driven by future regulations of heating and energy efficiency. In the plan we outline the actions we are taking to support growth across the green heat industry.


Footnotes

1 Our Heat in Buildings Strategy estimates that at current levels of demand, each year around 3000 zero emissions heating systems per year are installed, and around 45,000 properties are improved to EPC level C.

2 Cost expressed in real terms (today’s prices). This estimate is based on a high electrification pathway. Other pathways could result in a different distribution of costs (for example with lower building level investment costs but higher costs upstream in the energy system). Note that it is possible that as technology develops and the market scales up, real costs could fall over time. By way of comparison, there have already been very significant falls in the costs of renewable electricity generation.

3 Scottish Enterprise - Support for Businesses funding- Green Heat Innovation Support Programme

[i] Scottish Government, (2021) Heat in Buildings Strategy. Available at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/heat-buildings-strategy-achieving-net-zero-emissions-scotlands-buildings/ [Accessed September 13, 2022].

[ii] Scottish Government, (2022), Bute House Agreement. Available at: Cooperation Agreement between the Scottish Government and the Scottish Green Party Parliamentary Group - Cooperation Agreement between the Scottish Government and the Scottish Green Party Parliamentary Group - gov.scot (www.gov.scot) [Accessed September 14, 2022].

[iii] Climate Exchange, (2022), Clean Heat Workforce Assessment Project. Available at: Clean heat and energy efficiency workforce assessment (climatexchange.org.uk) [Accessed September 14, 2022].

[iv] Energy Skills Partnership (2021), Scottish Energy Installer Matrix. Available at: Scottish Installer Skills Matrix (esp-scotland.ac.uk) [Accessed September 14, 2022].

[v] Scottish Government (2021), Heat in Buildings Strategy – Analysis of responses to the consultation. Supporting documents - Heat in Buildings Strategy - achieving net zero emissions in Scotland's buildings - gov.scot (www.gov.scot) [Accessed September 14, 2022].

[vi] Scottish Government (2021), Final Report from the Heat Pump Sector Deal Expert Advisory Group. Available at; Heat Pump Sector Deal Expert Advisory Group - gov.scot (www.gov.scot) [Accessed September 14, 2022].

[vii] Scottish Government (2021), Achieving net zero in social housing: Zero Emissions Social Housing Taskforce report. Available at: Achieving net zero in social housing: Zero Emissions Social Housing Taskforce report - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

[viii] Scottish Government (2021), New Build Heat Standard - scoping consultation: analysis. Available at: New Build Heat Standard - scoping consultation: analysis - gov.scot (www.gov.scot) [Accessed September 14, 2022]

[ix] Office for National Statistics. (2021), Low carbon and renewable energy economy, UK: 2019, Available at: https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/bulletins/finalestimates/2019. [Accessed September 14, 2022].

[x] Cambridge Econometrics. (2021), The Economic Impact of Decarbonising Heating to 2030 in Scotland, Available at: www.gov.scot/isbn/9781802014112. [Accessed September 14, 2022]

[xi] European Commission (2022), EU strategy on energy system integration. Available at: EUR-Lex - 52020DC0299 - EN - EUR-Lex (europa.eu). [Accessed September 2022]

[xii] NESTA (2022), How to scale a highly skilled heat pump industry. Available at: How to scale a highly skilled heat pump industry | Nesta. [Accessed September 2022]

[xiii] Scottish Parliament (2019). Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019. Available at Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019 (legislation.gov.uk). [Accessed 14 September 2022].

[xiv] Scottish Parliament (2021). Heat Networks (Scotland) Act 2021. Available at Heat Networks (Scotland) Act 2021 (legislation.gov.uk). [Accessed 14 September 2022]

[xv] Scottish Enterprise (2021). Low Carbon Heat - Innovation Needs Assessment. Available at: https://www.evaluationsonline.org.uk/evaluations/Search.do?ui=basic&action=show&id=738. {Accessed 14 September 2022].

Contact

Email: heatinbuildings@gov.scot

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