Scots to reduce emissions by 66%

Scotland wants to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions by 66% by 2032 against 1990 levels and deliver half of the energy required for heating, transport and electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

The Holyrood government said, having already exceeded its 2020 climate change target by achieving a 42% cut in GHG emissions, its draft climate change plan demonstrated ‘a new level of ambition’ to build a prosperous, low-carbon economy.

Cabinet secretary for environment, climate change and land reform Roseanna Cunningham said the commitment to further deep cuts in emissions would help to maintain Scotland’s reputation as a climate leader and she urged businesses and communities to support this.

‘The Scottish government’s ambitions are clear, but we have now reached a point in our journey where future progress will require the support of individuals, organisations and businesses across the country,’ she said.

The draft plan for 2032 entails fully decarbonising the electricity sector in Scotland, ...

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