Scotland offers £60m for low carbon infrastructure projects

Funding worth £60 million to support the delivery of large-scale low carbon infrastructure projects in Scotland has been announced. It is part of a £76 million Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Funding worth £60 million to support the delivery of large-scale low carbon infrastructure projects in Scotland has been announced.

It is part of a £76 million Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP), out of which £16 million has been allocated.

The Scottish Government is offering up to £20 million per project, representing no more than 50% of the total capital value of projects.

Smaller scale projects that can show a “transformational impact” on the way Scotland generates and uses energy are also welcome to apply.

The government states: “The successful projects will be innovative in design incorporating one or more low carbon technologies and have the ability to demonstrate tangible economic, social and low carbon benefits for Scotland. They will also showcase commercially viable technologies and encourage wider uptake and replication in communities across Scotland.”

The estimated market value of sales in Scotland’s low carbon and renewable sector in 2013/14 was £5.6 billion, with around 8,000 businesses employing 21,500 people.