I missed this huge news on the day, 4th September, no wonder, because it got little attention.
BBC Scotland, the Herald and the Scotsman could find no space for it nor, as far as I can see, did the National. Several business and energy specialist sites covered it as did the Evening Express and the STV website.
Here’s what Energy Live had to say:
The Scottish Government has announced funding worth £1.6 billion to directly support up to 5,000 jobs and tackle fuel poverty. It is part of the government’s enhanced Green New Deal, which aims to transform the energy efficiency and heat of buildings and rapidly accelerate decarbonisation. It is investing an additional £500 million in Scotland’s natural economy, including £150 million to help deliver a 50% increase in woodland creation by 2024 and an extra £150 million for flood risk management. The government previously also announced a £100 million Green Jobs Fund and £1.4 billion for low carbon projects as part of this year’s Programme for Government (PfG).
Is that headline news or what?