Onshore wind - policy statement refresh 2021: consultative draft
Onshore wind is a proven cheap and reliable source of electricity generation and Scotland’s resource and commitment have seen us lead the way in onshore wind deployment and support across the UK.
It is clear that onshore wind will be vital in our progress towards Scotland's legally-binding net zero targets. We believe that Scotland's net zero commitment presents the perfect opportunity to revisit and reassess our original Onshore Wind Policy Statement that was published in 2017.
This consultation will consider how the Scottish Government can strengthen its support for Onshore Wind deployment in Scotland, specifically consulting on our ambition for an additional 8-12 Gigawatts to be installed by 2030, how to tackle the barriers to deployment, and how to secure maximum economic benefit from these development.