The Scottish Government highlights that in order to realise our climate change ambitions, we need to transform the way Scotland generates, transports and uses energy.
This is an opportunity to deliver maximum benefits to Scotland’s people, workers, communities and economy.
The draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan sets out the scale of this opportunity and provides clarity on how Scotland will prepare for a Just Energy Transition.
The plan sets a vision for Scotland’s energy system to 2045 and a route map of ambitions and actions that will guide decision-making and policy support over the course of this decade.
The plan, amongst other things, is connected to transport and climate plans.
Let your views be heard
This consultation provides an opportunity for the public to engage in the energy transition. Sustainable transport invariably forms part of this transition.
Regarding transport, the consultation asks:
- What changes to the energy system, if any, will be required to decarbonise transport?
- If further investment in the energy system is required to make the changes needed to support decarbonising the transport system in Scotland, how should this be paid for?
- What can the Scottish Government do to increase the sustainable domestic production and use of low carbon fuels across all modes of transport?
- What changes, if any, do you think should be made to the current regulations and processes to help make it easier for organisations to install charging infrastructure and hydrogen/low carbon fuel refuelling infrastructure?
- What action can the Scottish Government take to ensure that the transition to a net zero transport system supports those least able to pay?
- What role, if any, is there for communities and community energy in contributing to the delivery of the transport transition to net zero and what action can the Scottish Government take to support this activity?
- What, if anything, could be done to increase the reuse of electric vehicle batteries in the energy system?
To find out more about the plan, see the government website. To submit you views, go to the consultation below:
The consultation closes on 4 April 2023.