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Let’s do net zero community buildings: CARES funding available
The latest round of funding from the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewables Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open.
Job vacancy: Programme Assistant, Renewables
Energy Saving Trust is looking for a programme assistant to join the renewables team on a full-time, fixed term basis.
Want to join our team?
We’re looking for a Development Officer to become an employee of Changeworks and join the Local Energy Scotland team delivering the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES).
Local Energy Scotland awarded contract to manage Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES)
Local Energy Scotland has been formally awarded the contract to manage the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) until the end of March 2025.
Scottish Government publishes Local Energy Policy Statement
The Scottish Government has published its Local Energy Policy Statement which contains key principles and associated outcomes that represent the values it wishes to see adopted.