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Over £1million Investment for Carbon-Cutting Infrastructure Projects in The Highlands

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Yesterday, Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights Patrick Harvie announced projects which will share £8.7million of Scottish Government investment, with project partners providing match funding, taking total investment to £24.4 million.

The projects, funded through the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme include £240,360 for Air Source Heat Pumps, Batteries and Solar PV at the new Trees for Life Dundreggan Rewilding educational centre and £812,013 for Air Source Heat Pumps and Energy Efficiency in new build Social Housing.

The total investment in the Highlands is £1,052,373.

Scottish Greens Highlands and Islands MSP Ariane Burgess (pictured) said:

“I am so excited to see projects which will cut carbon emissions in the Highlands benefit from over £1million Scottish Government investment.

“The Highlands Region is facing multiple challenges and projects like these will generate good quality, green jobs and develop skills which will be vital in the future if we are to transition to Net Zero by 2045.

“This is the real benefit of having Greens in Government – delivering solutions which work for people and our planet.”

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