The target to be a net-zero nation by 2045 is more than two years old and the Climate Change Committee’s December 2022 assessment was unequivocal: The Scottish Government lacks a clear delivery plan for achieving Scotland’s bold emissions reduction targets.
Net-zero will be impossible without a huge upswing in renewables deployment and ambition is high – 12GW of additional onshore wind, 28GW of ScotWind projects, 4-6GW of solar, with much greater deployment of pumped storage hydro, low-carbon heat and hydrogen also urgently needed.
The long-promised Energy Strategy & Just Transition Plan is out for consultation and the National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) has finally been published. Together they should provide a coherent plan to accelerate deployment and achieve the volumes of onshore and offshore renewables net-zero demands. But will they?
With demanding targets to be reached, the clock ticking loudly, and a coherent plan urgently needed, Scottish Renewables’ Planning Conference 2023 will examine these issues and more.
- What the experts are saying about the Energy Strategy and its impact on renewables
- How the NPF4 is impacting project consenting and planning attrition rates
- How industry can help accelerate renewable energy consenting timelines
- The experts’ view on how the challenges of land availability and grid can be overcome
Key issues covered
This conference will bring together leading experts and decision-makers to map out the changing policy landscape, examine the business opportunities—as well as the obstacles—that lie ahead and consider the changes needed to enable deployment at the pace and scale required to achieve our net-zero target. The conference will provide the latest industry insights on planning and deployment levels, as well as provide thought leadership for the year ahead.
Who should attend?
Professional advisors and consultants, industry and supply chain, local and national government, academia, public bodies, community groups and anyone else with an interest in the development and growth of Scotland’s renewables sector.
General Enquiries: Amy Lynch, Events Manager | 07720 160 522