Scotland’s green economy gets £10 million boost

UK grid operator SP Energy Networks has awarded a share of £10 million in funding for the development of Scotland’s green economy.

The funding, granted through the Green Economy Fund will support projects including a community hydropower station, electric rubbish collection trucks, an e-bike sharing scheme and a micro heat network.

The move forms part of the company’s two-year, £20 million commitment to support initiatives that will benefit the Scottish people, and support the nation’s green economic plans.

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Chief Executive Frank Mitchell said: “We are delighted to recognise some of Scotland’s greenest and most innovative projects by awarding them funding to further their vital work.

“Scotland has always been a nation of innovators and today we are recognising 21 incredibly innovative projects. We believe in supporting our communities by investing directly in projects that deliver low carbon solutions and also create the economic benefits locally that can come from driving to zero carbon.

“At SP Energy Networks, we share the Scottish Government’s vision of making a cleaner, greener Scotland by accelerating our green economy in order to deliver a better future quicker for our communities.”