Date lodged: 9 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to (a) consult on and (b) publish an updated energy strategy.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 21 September 2016
The Scottish Government is currently developing a draft Energy Strategy to be published in early 2017, alongside the Climate Change Plan. A public consultation on the draft Energy Strategy will take place thereafter, seeking the views and insight of industry, academia, public sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and embarking upon a public dialogue with Scottish communities and energy consumers on Scotland’s energy future. The results of the consultation will inform the production of the final Energy Strategy which will be published in the latter half of 2017.