Eight Scottish Government-funded projects sight carbon emissions reduction

THE construction of a district heat network – using heat from a waste water treatment works in Renfrewshire – and new air source heat pumps and energy efficiency measures – for new social housing in the Highlands – are among eight projects being supported by the Scottish Government in an attempt to slash carbon emissions.

Says a Scottish Government announcement, here: “The eight projects will share £8.7 million of Scottish Government funding, with project partners providing match-funding, taking total investment to £24.4 million.”

The announcement adds: “Together, [the projects will] cut carbon emissions by around 4,500 tonnes of CO2e a year – the equivalent to taking 2,000 cars off the road.

“This round of  Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme [LCITP] funding was designed to support Scotland’s Green Recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, supporting jobs while tackling climate change.

“Since 2015, over £60 million has been committed through the LCITP, which is now drawing to a close. A successor to the programme, which will focus on helping deliver Scotland’s Heat in Buildings vision, will be announced by this spring.”

Pictured: From COP26, Glasgow, 2021; Picture credit: Place Design Scotland