Fraser Gillies discusses some of the latest developments in sustainability

With Glasgow set to play host this year to COP26, one of the most highly anticipated global events in recent years, it’s unsurprising that sustainability has leapt to the top of the agenda for many individuals and corporations.

With so much happening over the coming months in relation to renewables policy, it’s never been more important for businesses to keep on top of the latest developments.  For example, the eagerly awaited Scottish Government’s National Planning Framework (NPF) is due to be published in draft imminently, setting out how the planning system will support the Government’s objectives and the net-zero target.

The Bute House Agreement is also of interest to the energy sector, with its commitment to an additional 8GW of installed onshore wind by 2030. It’s an ambitious target and I believe if we are to come close to achieving this, some difficult decisions will need to be made.

More collaboration between developers to reduce the number of overall onshore wind projects being consented to may well be the answer if we are to come close to reaching our 2030 target.

These are just some of the key areas of discussion which will be covered at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP’s renewables seminar, taking place on Thursday 4 November at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.  You can book your free place by emailing

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