Mhairi MacSween has 20 years of diverse experience in communication, project and events management, and community projects. Mhairi is a development officer for Local Energy Scotland, a consortium which manages the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES). CARES supports communities to engage with, participate in, and benefit from the transition to net zero emissions. It aims to accelerate progress towards the Scottish Government’s targets of 2GW of community and locally owned energy by 2030 and decarbonising Scotland’s buildings. This is achieved through funding and support for community groups to install renewable energy generation.

Climate hack: It is always worth investigating green technologies but don’t forget – fabric first! A well-insulated building is the most important first step and there is lots of free help and advice available.

View the Local Energy Scotland website here.