The Government Economic Strategy establishes a new Strategic Priority - Transition to a Low Carbon Economy - to reflect the excellent opportunity we have to secure investment and jobs from this growing sector and ensure that the benefits of this transformational change are shared across the economy and our communities.
Our key actions in this area include:
- A £70 million National Renewables Infrastructure Fund to help leverage private sector investment to develop the infrastructure across the country to support offshore renewables and ensure that Scotland becomes Europe's green energy powerhouse
- Positioning Scotland as a world leader in low carbon activities - a sector which, with the right incentives, could support 130,000 jobs by 2020
- Investing in further improving the quality of Scotland's housing stock, including initiatives to improve energy efficiency and tackle fuel poverty
Scottish Energy and Resource Efficiency Service
Building a Hydro Nation