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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-02049

Scotland’s Climate Targets

Submitted by: Maree Todd, Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Tom Arthur, Claudia Beamish, Graeme Dey, John Finnie, Jenny Gilruth (Registered interest ), Ross Greer, Patrick Harvie, Clare Haughey, Alison Johnstone, Bill Kidd, Richard Lochhead, Richard Lyle, Fulton MacGregor, Ben Macpherson, Gillian Martin, John Mason, Joan McAlpine, Liam McArthur, Ivan McKee, Stuart McMillan, Gil Paterson, Mark Ruskell, Stewart Stevenson, Sandra White, Andy Wightman
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

That the Parliament recognises what it sees as the contribution made by the recently-published report, The Energy of Scotland: Heating, moving and powering our lives from now to 2030, to the debate about the future of Scotland’s energy; understands that the report, which was prepared by WWF Scotland, Friends of the Earth Scotland and RSPB Scotland, is based on technical analysis by the leading global technical consultancy, Ricardo Energy and Environment; notes its findings suggesting that producing 50% of all of Scotland’s energy across heat, transport and electricity from renewables by 2030 is achievable and necessary; recognises what it sees as the progress to date in deploying renewables across the electricity sector; understands that these generate the equivalent of more than half of the country's demand and have brought economic benefits, especially in the Highlands and Islands, and notes the views regarding the work that now needs to be done to support renewables in the heat and transport sectors, which, it understands, together account for more than three-quarters of Scotland’s total energy consumption.