Published: 1st Apr 2019

£13.4m will be spent on a variety of low carbon projects in Scotland, including solar panels placed on social housing in Aberdeenshire and a district heat network in Midlothian. The money will come from the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP), which has set up in 2015 to support the country’s transition to a low carbon economy. Other schemes that the LCITP has provided financial support to include Nova Innovation’s Tidal Energy Storage project in Shetland which has transformed the lives of the residents of Fair Isle by providing 24 hour electricity for the first time. Paul Wheelhouse, Scotland’s Energy Minister, said: ‘This latest announcement of funding offers will help further develop our low carbon capabilities as we continue to attract, retain and advance low carbon innovations. ‘Scotland has tremendous resource and skills in the low carbon economy and the transition to a more prosperous, low carbon and … (To read the full article, subscribe below)