Low-Carbon Heat Conference 2021
Turn up the Heat
The decarbonisation of heat is one of Scotland’s most significant environmental and economic challenges.
Heat makes up more than half of the energy used in Scotland, so decarbonising it is essential if we are to meet our targets for 2030 and beyond. The Scottish Government has bold plans, including the doubling of the number of heat pumps installed every year for the next five years and converting more than a million homes and 50,000 non-domestic buildings to zero or low-emission heating systems by 2030.
Renewable technologies like heat pumps and solar thermal panels provided just 6.5% of Scotland’s non-electrical heat demand in 2020, and we are missing our target of 11% by 2020. To meet these targets, we’ll need to investigate several different approaches that will deliver zero-emission heating.
Renewable heat is the next big part of Scotland’s energy transition and offers significant opportunities to deliver a green recovery which will create new jobs and deliver environmental and social benefits for every community.
Scottish Renewables’ Low-Carbon Heat Conference 2021 will examine all these issues and more.