Renewables roadshow will highlight Scotland's world leading role
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Highland communities are to get a taste of the COP26 United Nations climate change conference when Scotland’s Renewable Energy Roadshow comes north in August.
The interactive Roadshows will inform the public about a green energy industry which contributes £5 billion to Scotland’s economy each year as well as about COP26, which is coming to Glasgow in November.
The tour will include a public event at Dornoch Market on Wednesday, August 11, and an invite-only event at Port of Nigg – which is developing into a major hub for the renewable energy sector, on Friday, August 27.
The Dornoch event will include a chance to see technology from local renewable energy projects and chat to experts.
Nigg's invite-only reception will bring together stakeholders, local representatives and members of Scottish Renewables to discuss the pressing issues surrounding the renewable energy sector and local economies.
The events will be delivered by Scottish Renewables as part of its Year of COP campaign.
Claire Mack, the organisation’s chief executive, said: “Scotland is a world leader in renewable energy and has some of the most ambitious climate change targets in the world.
“The renewable energy industry is as a vital part of the country’s economy, bringing billions of pounds of investment and supporting thousands of jobs in some of our most remote regions, as well as offsetting billions of tonnes of carbon every year.
“COP26 is a huge opportunity for us to showcase these successes to the rest of the world and show that we have the skills and tools they need to decarbonise their energy systems.
“But it’s imperative that our people know how valuable this industry is to Scotland, and Scotland’s Renewable Energy Roadshow will show just that, reaching the people in the heart of the communities most involved in delivering meaningful change.
“Our series of events will visit the local communities that are home to innovation-driven businesses which have some of the country’s most impressive renewable energy technologies and highlight just how important these are as we work towards net-zero.”