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Scottish Affairs Committee
Inquiry status: Report to be published on 25 July, with an launch held in Edinburgh
Much of the UK’s renewable energy sector is based in Scotland and is an important part of our economy. Over recent years the sector has attracted significant investment (over £1bn in 2013) and it now employs an estimated 21,000 people.
The UK Government’s plans to reduce support for the sector has raised concern that any funding changes will have a disproportionate effect on Scotland. The Committee will examine the potential impact of changes to levels of public subsidy available to the renewable energy sector in Scotland.
They will also be looking at what the Scottish and UK governments have done to ensure that the aspirations of the sector are taken fully into account in the development of UK energy policy.
Evidence given by Lindsay McQuade, Policy and Innovation Director, ScottishPower; Kersti Berge, Head of Scotland, Ofgem, Phil Sheppard, Director of System Operator Operations, National Grid, and Andrew Huthwaite, Director of Commercial and Connections, Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) (at 1.00pm); Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Scottish Government, and Chris Stark, Head of Energy Division, Scottish Government (at 2.00pm).
Evidence given by Lord Dunlop, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, Andrea Leadsom MP, Minister of State, and Tom Luff, Head of Onshore Electricity Networks, Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Scottish Affairs Committee to hold launch event for renewable energy in Scotland report