Annex A: Monitoring Framework Indicators
1. Electricity Grid Intensity (g CO2 per kilowatt hour).
2. Over the period of the Climate Change Plan, Scotland’s energy system will continuously evolve and the Scottish Government will use all available levers, while collaborating with and influencing all key stakeholders and partners, to ensure that the regulatory and technological changes support a robust and flexible system that meets the needs of people in Scotland. These changes will be regularly monitored and reported on as part of the overall monitoring framework.
1. Increase amount of electricity generated from renewable sources in Scotland.
2. Increase the installed capacity of sites generating electricity from renewable sources in Scotland. By 2030, it is expected that the installed capacity of renewable electricity generation sources will be 12GW and 17GW.
3. Increase total community and locally owned renewable energy capacity operational, and in development, in Scotland.
4. Increase total renewable capacity in Scotland by planning stage.
5. Increase the share of electricity generated from renewable sources, as a proportion of total electricity generated in Scotland.
1. Change in energy intensity from 2015.
2. Change in emissions intensity from 2015.
3. Change in energy productivity from 2015.
1. Average energy efficiency levels of domestic buildings increases.
2. Grouped domestic energy efficiency ratings improve.
3. Percentage of domestic properties with loft and wall insulation increases.
4. Total renewable heat generation in Scotland increases.
5. Installed capacity of non-domestic RHI increases.
6. Amount of renewable heat paid for under the domestic RHI scheme in Scotland increases.
7. Further analysis to establish a baseline for non-domestic buildings’ energy efficiency and emissions data.
1. Total change in average gCO2e/ km (cars).
2. Total change in average gCO2e/ km (vans).
3. Biofuels as % of total petrol and diesel sales.
4. Percentage of grant funding for charge points utilised each year.
5. Percentage of charge point installs completed each year.
6. Annual utilisation of the CPS network.
7. Total % share of car sales that are classified as low emissions.
8. Total % share of van sales that are classified as low emissions.
9. Average emissions of HGVs per tonne kilometre.
10. Report on the number of ECO Stars member organisations and impact on emissions and fuel savings.
11. Report qualitatively against the actions outlined in the Rail Freight Strategy.
12. Total emissions (gCO2e) per tonne kilometre of Road Freight Index 2017 = 100.
13. Proportion of bus fleet made up of low emission vehicles (%).
14. Qualitative report on Transport Scotland input into port and airport strategies.
15. Number of low emission ferries in Scottish Government ownership.
16. Percentage of rail track electrified (kilometres).
17. Active travel budget for the year.
18. Progress towards active travel vision.
1. Average emissions per kilometre of cars and vans registered in Scotland.
2. The outcome of changes in VED at each budget.
3. Negotiations regarding biofuels are ongoing within the context of an EU framework. Scotland has engaged in the development of the approach.
4. Number of individuals and organisations who have completed fuel efficient driver training.
5. Percentage of grant funding for publically available charge point installations that is utilised each financial year.
6. Percentage of grant funding for domestic/workplace charge point installations that is utilised each financial year.
7. Percentage of publically available charge point installs that are completed each financial year.
8. Percentage of domestic/workplace charge point installs that are completed each financial year.
9. Uptake of the ECO-Stars programme.
10. Progress in delivering the Rail Freight Strategy.
11. Number of low carbon buses purchased including those through the Scottish Green Bus Fund.
12. Annual low carbon bus expenditure through Scottish Green Bus Fund and Bus Service Operators Grant incentive.
13. Numbers of kilometres run by low emission buses as a percentage of total bus kilometres.
14. Update on programme of procurement through the Vessel Replacement Plan.
15. Qualitative annual report on Transport Scotland’s engagement with Scottish port authorities and airports.
16. Annual information on electrification is contained within the Scottish Transport Statistics.
17. Qualitative update on what has been achieved through active travel expenditure.
18. Qualitative report on the implementation and achievements of Smarter Choices, Smarter Places.
1. Change in Energy productivity from 2015.
2. Change in emissions intensity from 2015.
3. Tonnes of waste landfilled (household and non-household).
4. Number of additional landfill sites with gas capture being developed each year.
1. The installed capacity of renewable heat receiving payment under the non-domestic RHI increases.
2. Improve the evidence base of the industrial sector in Scotland through initiatives under the Manufacturing Action Plan and SEEP.
3. Continued annual monitoring of energy productivity and emissions intensity.
4. The Scottish Government funded elements of the ACORN CCS Project feasibility study are completed by November 2018
5. 60% of total household waste recycled by 2020.
6. 70% of all waste recycled by 2025.
7. Household and non-household food waste reduced by 33% by 2025 from 2013 baseline.
8. Up to 12 landfill gas capture sites supported by 2020/21.
Land use, land use change and forestry
1. Number of hectares of woodland created.
2. Annual volume (in millions of cubic metres) of Scottish produced sawn wood and panel boards used in construction (extrapolated from UK figures).
1. Area of new woodland created with grant scheme support.
2. Percentage of applications that are processed within processing time agreements.
3. Area of new woodland created on the national forest estate.
4. Number of promotional events held.
5. Number of woodland creation projects that have been issued with a UK Forestry Standard non-compliance notice within the first ten years following creation.
6. Number of Planning Authorities with current Forest and Woodland Strategies.
7. Number of knowledge exchange events held each year involving members of the construction industry e.g. designers, specifiers and engineers.
8. Annual Timber Association figures for the adoption of timber framed for new build houses across the UK.
1. Number of hectares of restored peatland per year.
1. Number of hectares on the road to recovery through Peatland Action at the conclusion of the preceding financial year.
2. Total number of applications received for Peatland Action restoration project funding.
3. Number of projects approved for funding from the Peatland Action restoration project funding.
4. Number and area of restoration feasibility plans supported by Peatland Action.
5. Number of contractors upskilled to carry out the restoration.
6. Number of land managers/consultants trained through the Peatland Action programme.
7. Number of dedicated Project officers.
Our primary output indicator will be the level of emissions from the agriculture sector in the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory. This will be underpinned with a particular focus on soil testing and nutrient planning in Scotland. Over the next few years we would expect:
1. a reduction in agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in the national inventory;
2. an increase in the share of farmers carrying out soil tests;
3. an increase in the share of farm completing nutrient management plans.
1. The number of attendees at climate change-themed Farming for a Better Climate and Farm Advisory Service events, who rated them useful and have said they will put what they have learned into practice.
2. The uptake of free carbon audits provided through the Farm Advisory Service – increase the uptake of free carbon audits provided through the Farm Advisory Service to 200 audits delivered per year by 2019.
3. The uptake of Integrated Land Management Plans (ILMPs) provided through the Farm Advisory Service – increase uptake of Integrated Land Management Plans provided through the Farm Advisory Service to 300 ILMPs delivered per year by 2019.