New report outlines an eight point plan for Scotland's green recovery

13/07/20 | Reaction

The Climate Emergency Response Group (CERG) has today (July 13) released a report outlining an eight-point plan for Scotland's Green Recovery.

 Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said

"This report outlines pragmatic actions the Scottish Government could take as part of Scotland's green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The eight proposals, in which renewable energy plays a key part, would capture many benefits including new jobs, improved health and well-being, as well as reducing carbon emissions.

"In particular, with only 6.3% of heat currently coming from renewable sources, investment in the energy efficiency and low-carbon heating of Scotland’s existing buildings will be critical to decarbonise this sector. 

"Investment in education and retraining for both young and established workers is also essential to ensure we have the skills we need for our climate emergency response.

"This report is in line with Scottish Renewables' plans for a green economic recovery, which focus on accelerating the vital transition to renewable forms of heating and the introduction of a Renewables Transition Training Fund, among other actions."


  1. The CERG 'Eight policy packages for Scotland’s Green Recovery' report can be found here.
  2. More plans for Scottish Renewables' green recovery can be found here.