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Inquiry finds that ‘there is a risk’ that the renewable heat target may not be met

The Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee has completed its inquiry in to the Scottish Government's Renewables Targets and published a report which concludes that ‘there is a risk’ that the renewable heat target may not be met.

 Convener of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee Murdo Fraser MSP said:

 “After a wide ranging inquiry, taking extensive evidence, our Committee has concluded that the electricity target can be achieved but only if the issues outlined in this report are acted upon.  Our recommendations are crucial to the success of the renewables industry in Scotland, and focus on issues such as access to finance, the planning system, infrastructure development and investment in skills.”

 The Committee’s wide-ranging inquiry has made recommendations in the following areas:

  • Planning
  • Finance and subsidy regime
  • Skills
  • Infrastructure
  • Tourism
  • Renewable heat target 

A copy of the Report is available at:


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