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By Ben Murray
Dumfries and West
College helps pupils with Net Zero vision
NET ZERO DAY. . . BBC Scotland star Dougie Vipond with students of Dumfries and Galloway College

FUNDING has been granted to Dumfries and Galloway College in order to bring school pupils’ visions for net zero to life.

The day was hosted by SP Energy Networks and fronted by BBC Scotland’s Landward and Deacon Blue drummer Dougie Vipond.

During the event, Dougie joined local school pupils at a workshop to help them imagine a net zero future for their community and to educate them on the low carbon technology present.

SP Energy Network’s £5 million fund has been created to support communities and ensure no one is left behind on the country’s journey to net zero emissions.

It will support projects that are contributing to decarbonisation efforts within the SP Transmission areas across Central and Southern Scotland.

The fund aims to not only provide financial support, but to also offer guidance and support to community organisations and charities looking to take the next step on their decarbonisation journey.

Successful projects will improve heating systems, electrify transport, and increase energy efficiency within their local area, leaving a lasting, positive legacy and providing long-term social, economic, and environmental benefits to the wider community.

Scott Mathieson, from SP Energy Networks, said: “Reaching Net Zero will take a collective effort from us all, and we need to ensure that everyone has the right support in place to achieve their local ambitions.

“The £5 million Net Zero Fund builds upon what we achieved with our communities through our £20 million Green Economy fund.

“Our new fund is focused on helping those most vulnerable in our communities accelerate their decarbonisation plans, ensuring that no one is left behind on the journey to net zero.”

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