Posted on: 06/03/2018
The Scottish Government has outlined its plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 66% by 2032.
Publishing its latest climate change plan, the administration said half of Scotland’s power requirements would be met by renewable energy by 2030.
Scottish Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: “This new Climate Change Plan is designed to build on the successes we have achieved so far, by paving the way for further positive, transformational change in a wide range of areas
“We have carefully considered the helpful and constructive feedback we received from stakeholders and the UK Committee on Climate Change to ensure that our final plan, which is designed to reduce emissions by 66% by 2032, is both ambitious and realistic.”
Transport and buildings
Cunningham said Scotland was already on course cut greenhouse gas emissions by 42% by 2020.
She wants emissions from transport to be 37% lower by 2032 and emissions from buildings to be down by 33%.
She also aims for 70% of Scotland’s waste to be recycled by 2025.