Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog explores the background to carbon capture, utilisation and storage, the proposals for the development of a Scottish Cluster, and what progress has been made so far
Renewable energy map of Scotland
Reading Time: < 1 minute This blog allows you to explore where renewable energy projects are in Scotland. An interactive map allows you to narrow the data down by Parliamentary
Green freeports in Scotland: opportunities and challenges as we transition to a net zero economy
Reading Time: 7 minutes On 13 January 2023 the Scottish and UK governments announced that the Inverness and Cromarty Firth and Forth Green Freeports had been jointly selected to
Wood burning stoves FAQs: updated February 2023
Reading Time: 5 minutes As the cost crisis continues and energy bills rise, SPICe has received an increasing number of enquiries and visits to our blog from 2019 on
Energy price crisis – current policy and outlook for 2023
Reading Time: 6 minutes Introduction Energy prices have been particularly volatile over the last 18 months. The policy response from the UK and Scottish Governments, which attempts to alleviate
Energy price crisis – impacts and remedies in Scotland
Reading Time: 9 minutes This blog explores the key drivers of energy price rises, expert commentary, and some of the responses from Scottish and UK governments.
NPF4: Energy for electricity and heat
Reading Time: 4 minutes Introduction SPICe is producing a series of blogs on the Draft Fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4), which provides a statutory strategy and framework for land use
NPF4: Mainstreaming Climate Change?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Introduction Published during COP26, the Draft Fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4) provides a statutory strategy and framework for land use out to Scotland’s net zero
Retrofitting homes for net-zero
Reading Time: 5 minutes This is post about the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee’s evidence on retrofitting homes for net-zero.
Gas prices and fuel poverty
Reading Time: 5 minutes The price of gas has increased significantly in 2021, having a major impact on the UK’s energy market and consumers. Our latest blog sets out the reasons for the increase in price, the impact on the market, and the powers that the Scottish Parliament has to alleviate this.