As most of the sustainable Nordic nations in Europe, Scotland is also a well-known name to the green and clean energy movement. It is an absolute haven for clean energy and has managed to maintain its nature impeccably making it a beautiful combination of modern but close to nature.
Scotland has been making significant progress in the clean energy movement and the Scottish government is aiding this movement by providing finances, reducing taxes which is encouraging the firms of Scotland to lean more towards the green approach. It is also soon to be the home to the world’s largest renewable energy-powered data center. Yesterday i.e. 11th September 2019, the Scottish government announced a grant to the local authorities to improve energy efficiency. The grant is worth 450,000 Euros. This grant is to increase the efficiency of home across Scotland. The grant is available to nine councils (Angus Council, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, East Ayrshire Council, East Dunbartonshire Council and East Renfrewshire Council, Moray Council, North Ayrshire Council, South Ayrshire Council and West Dunbartonshire Council.) that have not yet piloted Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES), which aim to identify solutions to reduce emissions from buildings and tackle fuel poverty. “Communities and local authorities are vital in helping us achieve our ambitious target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045,” said Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said:
Following the strategies will give the local authorities and communities a real stake in planning. there will also be thinking done on how to reduce emissions from how we heat our homes and buildings.
This funding from the government will help the locals with clean energy and resolve the issues that they might have. This reform is a product of collective efforts of the government as well as the people who are keen on adapting to a much cleaner lifestyle.