You are here

CAS response to the Annual Energy Statement Call for Evidence

This is CAS’s response to the Call for Evidence on the Annual Energy Statement. We believe that while Scotland is likely to miss its target of achieving 11% of heat demand coming from renewables by 2020, there are actions the Scottish Government can take to ensure that it remains on course for achieving net zero by 2045, including;

›     Boosting public buy-in by stepping up practical and financial support for consumers

›     Driving technological innovation

›     Reducing the cost of renewables 

These measures will help to address what CAS believes are the key risks and threats to achieving the 2045 target:

›     the initial cost of moving to renewable heat sources

›     the lack of public awareness and buy-in to the scale of the change needed

›     the quality of installations and access to redress when things go wrong

›     the lack of advice and guidance on how to properly use low carbon heating systems to best effect

Aoife Deery
Publication date
September 2019
Publication type