Consultation on low carbon heat policy – Scottish Government is committed

Scottish Government logoResource Efficient Scotland is organising two consultation events to discuss the Scottish Government’s Draft Heat Generation Policy Statement (HGPS) and also Article 14 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive.

The Draft Heat Generation Policy Statement (HGPS) sets out how low carbon heat can reach more householders, business and communities and a clear framework for investment in the future of heat in Scotland. It discusses how Scotland might reduce the amount of energy used for heat, diversify sources of heat, provide increased security of heat supply, greater local control and reduce the pressure on household energy bills.

The Scottish Government is committed to building partnerships with the private sector, local authorities and communities to support the development of low carbon heating networks. The Heat Generation Policy Statement (HGPS) represents the latest step in this work and the Scottish government seeks response from a wide range of stakeholders.

In addition to Scottish initiatives, the Government is working to implement European Directives. The government propose to transpose Article 14 of the Energy Efficiency Directive via an amendment to the Pollution Prevention Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012.

Resource Efficient Scotland is organising a consultation of both the policy statement and Article 14 at events to be held in Glasgow on the Wednesday 26 March and Perth on Tuesday 1 April. Please email Michelle Donnelly if you would like to attend, indicating which consultation you wish to attend by Friday 21 March. Please mention any dietary or mobility requirements in your email.


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