Cabinet Secretary and Partnership Leaders at the event
Celtic Renewables have joined the Forth Valley for Net Zero campaign – an initiative by Falkirk Economic Partnership leading into the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference being held in Glasgow in November.
The campaign will focus on innovation and industry, communities and places to show how the Forth Valley – including the industrial area of Grangemouth – is making the change to become a greener, Net Zero space.
The campaign was officially launched at a partnership event on Monday 2 August at the Falkirk Wheel by Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport.
MSP Micheal Matheson and Prof Martin Tangney OBE
The Cabinet Secretary was joined by high profile leaders of the industry partners, including Martin Tangney OBE and Mark Simmers from Celtic Renewables, as well as Paul Davies, President and MD of Alexander Dennis Ltd; Stuart Collings, Chief Executive of Ineos O&P UK; and Charles Hammond, Chief Executive of Forth Ports; along with key local business representatives, education establishments and Council leaders supporting the drive to Net Zero.
The Forth Valley was at the forefront of the industrial revolution and Grangemouth is key industrial region in Scotland. The new campaign marks the start of a decade of delivery in the area to drive down emissions to meet Net Zero targets.
The Forth Valley is home to big businesses that are committed to making big cuts in emissions from their operations. This includes Alexander Dennis Ltd who showcased their electric bus at the event, Ineos who recently announced they are part of the Acorn carbon capture and storage project as part of the Scottish Cluster, and Arcola Energy who are developing hydrogen trains at Bo’ness.
The campaign will also highlight local farms, small businesses, third sector organisations, and individuals all committed to making small changes that will make a big difference to achieving Net-Zero.