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Natural Capital bulletin April 2021: decarbonisation briefs

Renewable energy in Scotland

The Scottish Affairs Committee has called for views in respect of its inquiry into renewable energy in Scotland. The inquiry is to examine: how net-zero targets can be met by development of renewable energy in Scotland; the technologies that would best serve Scotland and how challenges in their development can be overcome; the employment potential of renewables in Scotland and how a "just transition" for oil and gas workers can be achieved; and how the UK and Scottish Governments can work together to reach their green goals.


Deadline for responses: 14 May 2021

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Scottish Enterprise Green Jobs fund

Scottish Enterprise’s green jobs funding is being delivered as competitive funding calls, which are rounds of funding that open and close periodically for fixed amounts of time and from which the best projects will be chosen for support. The green jobs calls aim to support businesses to create and maintain jobs that improve the environment, and to support projects that align to the Scottish Government net zero policies.

The first call is aimed at supporting businesses to:

  • Create green jobs (new jobs that relate directly to the transition to net zero) or facilitate the transition of a job from non-green to green
  • Minimise environmental impacts by developing sustainable low carbon products or services

The first call will open for applications on Tuesday 18 May and close on Tuesday 15 June 2021.


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