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Scottish bill proposed to encourage micro generation

An energy efficiency and micro generation bill has been lodged with the Scottish Parliament by one of its members, Sarah Boycock. If passed, the bill will set a Scottish target for micro generation, provide incentives and ease the planning regulations for micro generation and encourage small-scale generation in all new buildings. The bill has cross-party support and is welcomed by renewables organisations. Maf Smith from Scottish Renewables says that micro generation could play a key role in tackling climate change and fuel poverty. "There are leading Scottish companies now manufacturing and supplying this equipment, so what they need is government support to build a mass market and bring these devices into the mainstream," he says.

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