Our energy system is changing fast. At the beginning of 2020 the renewable energy sector in Scotland was riding a wave of optimism triggered by net-zero targets. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed things for us all but if Scotland is to deliver on its stated net-zero targets then the next decade will be critical. Intent needs to be turned into action.
However, the next decade will be critical and it’s what can be achieved in the lead up to 2030 that will pave the way for a green future for Scotland. A clear roadmap as to how these goals are to be realised will be essential.
The creation of infrastructure can be a part of the recovery from a recession with the creation of new, sustainable, jobs. Renewable energy could prove sustainable in more ways than one.
Hear more insights from our Partner and Environmental Law expert, Martin Whiteford, as he discusses how the prospects of Scotland’s green and economic futures are closely intertwined, with Thomas McMillan, Head of Energy at Savills, and Andrew Lyle, Founder and CEO of the Locogen Group, in the final instalment of series 1 of Anderson Strathern’s Clear Talking podcasts.