Supporting the use of renewable energy sources
The UK Government supports the use of renewable energy sources for generating electricity and heat as part of its strategy for improving sustainability and reducing the impact of climate change.
In Scotland, the Scottish Government has set a target of 100% of Scotland's gross annual electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2020.
How is Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) involved?
- We are working to develop the potential of the national forest estate for wind and hydro power.
- We support the creation of a vibrant, viable and expanding wood fuel and bio-energy sector.
The Climate Change Action Plan
Our Climate Change Action Plan 2009 - 2011 describes what we will do to increase the contribution and response of Scottish forestry to the challenges of climate change.
- Download the Climate Change Action Plan 2009 - 2011 (PDF 5Mb).
- See more about the Climate Change Action Plan.