A low carbon place
9. We will continue to take action to help generate the equivalent of 100% of Scotland’s gross annual electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2020, with an interim target of 50% by 2015.
10. We will apply building standards to improve the energy efficiency of existing and new buildings.
11. We work with local authorities to build national and local authority heat maps into development plans.
12. We will build on progress to date to deliver our target of 500 MW of community and locally-owned renewable energy and promote greater benefits from renewable energy generation.
13. Working with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, we will implement the National Renewables Infrastructure Plan with planning enabling development across the locations it identifies.
14. We will take forward a study to explore the potential role, technology options, and impacts on the energy system of an increase in energy storage capacity.
15. The Highland Council, and Dumfries and Galloway Council will continue to work with partners and communities to develop planning frameworks associated with the decommissioning of nuclear power stations at Dounreay and Chapelcross.
16. We will finalise the National Marine Plan, including our plans for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, in 2014 and commence development of a strategy for the marine grid.
17. We will support a co-ordinated approach to planning for energy-related and other key development in five areas of co-ordinated action: Peterhead, Cockenzie, Grangemouth, Hunterston and the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters. We believe that these locations have a nationally significant role to play in delivering our spatial strategy.