Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said:
“Scottish Renewables is pleased to see the ambition to achieve net-zero at the core of this Programme for Government and the link being made between economic growth, achieving net-zero and further development of renewables.
“Recognition of the opportunities that exist in renewable energy deployment and the need to address challenges around supply chain growth and transitioning jobs as a partnership with industry is helpful and welcome.
“The target to decarbonise heating in one million homes by 2030 reflects a priority area from an emissions and jobs perspective and this needs to be an ambition that grows.
“A focus on the necessary actions to enable the development pipeline through planning and wider policy support will accelerate us towards the 2030 and net-zero targets as well as pulling the economic benefits to Scotland forward.
“The Blue Economy Strategy and action plan will be able to highlight the many opportunities and benefits available to us here in Scotland through continuing to support and grow our incredible wave and tidal sector.”