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Transport

Decarbonising transport in the region

Green Transport

The Department for Transport's 2021 annual statistics highlight that transport is the largest emitting sector of greenhouse gas emissions, producing 27% of the UK’s total emissions in 2019.

Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels to power our transport needs is one of the biggest climate change challenges each of us face every day. Solutions come in many forms, and our region has many examples of change - from innovating air travel to introducing community e-bikes. 

If you're looking to create change then find out more here on where you can find help. And meet some of the enterprises and communities looking at efficiencies to reduce, and alternatives to, fossil fuel use.

Low carbon aviation takes to the sky in Orkney

Kirkwall Airport in Orkney is home to the £3.7m Sustainable Aviation Test Environment (SATE) project.

Over 18 months a consortium of aviation industry specialists, and public and community partners are testing how low-carbon aircraft, using electric, hydrogen or Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), and supporting operational infrastructure, could transform sustainable short flight travel.

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Justin Gillen And Elliot Seguin Ampaire Test Pilots at demonstration of first hybrid electric aircraft in Scotland

Looking for help?

If you're developing a transport project, or looking for advice on how to lower your emissions and transport costs, then the Energy Saving Trust can help.

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Funding support overview

Home Energy Scotland has a handy funding finder tool.

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electric bikes at Loch Ness Hub in Drumnadrochit

Heavy Duty Vehicles Innovation Challenge

A new funding call has been launched to support innovation to can accelerate the roll out of zero emissions heavy duty vehicles in Scotland.

Funded by Transport Scotland Successful Scottish companies, 100% funding is available to support R&D feasibility projects to detail designs and build the commercial case for their innovations.

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New Inverness Campus transport manager appointed

A new transport manager for Inverness Campus will promote active travel.

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