SP Energy Networks has unveiled major plans to support a low carbon Scotland, committing £20mn into projects through its Green Economy Fund.
On 24 July, it was announced that projects including e-bike and e-bus schemes, low carbon energy systems, community hubs and renewable energy training courses were among those to receive support throughout Scotland, as the country aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2045. It called for businesses, local authorities and public bodies across the country to consider what “going green” would mean for them and how they will need to innovate in future. The call to action was marked by Scottish landmarks, such as Edinburgh Castle and the Glasgow Riverside Museum, illuminating themselves green.
Frank Mitchell, Chief Executive of SP Energy Networks, said: “Becoming Net Zero offers Scotland a huge economic opportunity. The road to 2045 will mean many everyday activities will decarbonise and switch to all-electric technologies and it’s essential for businesses and communities to start planning now for the transition to a cleaner and greener future.”