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Impact of potential Scottish independence on energy and climate change

17 April 2012

The Energy and Climate Change Committee will hold its first public evidence session on 'The impact of potential Scottish independence on energy and climate change' at 10.30 am on Tuesday 17 April 2012 in Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster. 

 

Witnesses

On Tuesday 17 April, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Professor Jo Armstrong, Professor of Public Policy, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Alex Kemp, Professor of Petroleum Economics, University of Aberdeen

At approximately 11.15am

  • Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Scottish Government
  • David Wilson, Director for Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government

Topics

The value of future oil and gas revenues, whether these could accrue to the Scottish government if Scotland became independent, and the workability of creating an 'oil fund' or 'sovereign wealth fund';

  • The implications of potential Scottish independence for energy security and cross-border markets
  • The likely impact of independence on energy prices north and south of the border
  • The implications of independence for a separate Scotland, and for the remainder of the UK, in achieving climate change objectives, including the legally binding target of 15% of energy from renewable sources by 2020

Further information

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