MSP Welcomes local impact of Scottish Government Funds

SNP MSP for the Angus South constituency, Graeme Dey, has highlighted the impact that the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) has had locally in Angus.
Angus South MSP Graeme Dey.Angus South MSP Graeme Dey.
Angus South MSP Graeme Dey.

CARES helps people across Scotland to benefit from the energy transition, by advising and funding businesses and communities in local and small-scale renewables.

Since 2010, the SNP Government scheme has provided over £61 million to over 800 projects – with 311 organisations receiving support in 2023, including three in Angus.

This scheme has encouraged local and community ownership of renewable energy projects across Scotland, helping to maximise the benefits of renewable energy systems, whether commercially or community owned.

Supporting small local projects though financing, grant funding and specialist advice has helped to deliver 58.6 MW of renewable energy across Scotland so far.

Commenting, Mr Dey said: “CARES is an important initiative empowering communities to benefit from the green transition to net zero.

“It is very welcome that local projects here in Angus are among those being supported nationwide by this Scottish Government investment.

“The SNP in government is taking real action to ensure a just transition that will leave no one behind.

“These efforts unfortunately stand in stark contrast with the unambitious and chaotic governance we get from Westminster, on the energy transition as on so many key issues.”