The future of low carbon heat for off gas buildings: a call for evidence

Closed 17 Jun 2019

Opened 26 Mar 2019


Scotland's transition to a more prosperous, low carbon economy is already well underway. Decarbonising the way we heat our buildings is a fundamental part of this transition and important if we are to achieve our climate change targets and ambition for all Scotland's buildings to be near zero carbon by 2050.

Why your views matter

With this call for evidence, the Scottish Government seeks evidence on the technologies and the actions necessary to support the decarbonisation of the heat supply of buildings that currently do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. 

The call for evidence is divided into three parts: the existing market for low carbon heat, including barriers to uptake; the various technologies that may have a role to play; and the role of the government in supporting the decarbonisation of the heat supply.

Supplier Workshops

Energy Saving Trust are organising workshops on behalf of the Scottish Government covering both the Energy Efficient Consultation and the Low Carbon Heat Options in Off Gas Grid Areas: a call for evidence. The workshops are aimed at suppliers of energy efficiency and renewables products and services and will be held in Stirling and Inverness in early May.

If you are interested in attending then please email Energy Saving Trust at

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  • Business, Industry and Innovation
  • Housing and Regeneration