Scotland pledges £60m for low carbon infrastructure

The Scottish Government is to provide £60 million to boost innovation in the low carbon energy sector. The Innovation Fund will support the development of infrastructure such as electric vehicle […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The Scottish Government is to provide £60 million to boost innovation in the low carbon energy sector.

The Innovation Fund will support the development of infrastructure such as electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, sustainable heating systems and battery storage technologies.

It will also encourage academia and business to find solutions to some of the challenges that will be faced, for example, EV charging in towns and cities.

The announcement is part of the ‘Programme for Government’ unveiled last week, which includes plans to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles by 2032.

That’s ahead of the UK Government’s aim to ban diesel and petrol cars from 2040.