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Oil and gas

  1. Onshore conventional oil and gas: call for evidence

    An opportunity to contribute views and evidence on the development of onshore conventional oil and gas policy in Scotland in order to ensure that we deliver a robust, fully-evidenced policy position in line with energy needs, statutory requirements, and climate change ambitions.

  2. Coal extraction policy: call for evidence

    An opportunity to contribute views and evidence on the development of coal extraction policy in Scotland. This helps us ensure we deliver a robust, fully-evidenced policy position in line with energy needs, statutory requirements, and climate change ambitions.

  3. Climate Change Plan: monitoring reports 2022

    The second annual statutory monitoring report against the updated 2018 Climate Change Plan, as per the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019.

  4. National Islands Plan: annual report 2021

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan.

  5. Scotland's Climate Assembly - recommendations for action: SG response

    Scotland's Climate Assembly published their full report on 23 June 2021. It included 81 recommendations for the Scottish Government, who had six months to respond. This response sets out the existing and proposed actions that government will take in order to address their recommendations.

  6. Heat in buildings strategy: equality impact assessment

    Summary document setting out the results of the full Equality impact assessment (EQIA) which has been carried out for the Heat in Buildings strategy.

  7. Heat in buildings strategy: business and regulatory impact assessment

    This business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) accompanies our Heat in Buildings Strategy.

  8. Heat in buildings strategy: fairer Scotland duty

    Summary document of the Fairer Scotland Duty assessment process which has been carried out for the Heat in Buildings Strategy.

  9. Heat in buildings strategy: island communities impact assessment

    Island communities impact assessment (ICIA) for the Heat in Buildings Strategy.

  10. Heat in buildings strategy: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Summary document setting out the results of the full child rights and wellbeing impact assessment which has been carried out for the Heat in Buildings Strategy.

  11. Fossil fuel energy sector overseas - trade promotion support: policy

    Information about the Scottish Government policy on trade promotion support for the fossil fuel energy sector overseas.

  12. Heat in Buildings Strategy - achieving net zero emissions in Scotland's buildings

    Sets out our vision for the future of heat in buildings, and the actions we are taking in the buildings sector to deliver our climate change commitments, maximise economic opportunities, and ensure a just transition, including helping address fuel poverty.

  13. Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy pilots: phase 3 - evaluation

    Evaluation of the third, and final, phase of Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) pilots, which involved nine local authorities and took place between November 2019 and April 2021.

  14. Decarbonising heating - economic impact: report

    This report considers the potential economic impacts arising from a shift towards low carbon heating technologies in Scotland, over the period to 2030.

  15. Just Transition - A Fairer, Greener Scotland: Scottish Government response

    The Scottish Government's initial response to the final report of the Just Transition Commission. It sets out our long-term vision for just transition and provides details on our National Just Transition Planning Framework.

  16. Gas and electricity networks: development principles

    The Scottish Government, Scotland’s energy networks, the GB electricity system operator and Ofgem have come together to develop and agree a set of principles which set out out how Scottish energy policy should be taken into account in plans and decisions about investment in network infrastructure.

  17. £62 million fund for energy sector

    Support package to help deliver net zero future.

  18. Heat Networks Regulation Working Group: recommendations

    A report advising the Scottish Government on legislative support for heat networks.

  19. Unconventional oil and gas policy: BRIA

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) of our policy position on development of onshore unconventional oil and gas (UOG).

  20. Unconventional oil and gas development: our position

    Scottish Government's finalised policy position on onshore unconventional oil and gas development, also known as fracking.

  21. Onshore unconventional oil and gas in Scotland: analysis of responses to consultations

    Analysis of stakeholders' responses to our 2018 consultation on statutory and other assessments relating to unconventional oil and gas in Scotland, and to the 2019 consultation on an addendum to those assessments.

  22. Oil and Gas production increases 4.6% in 2018

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  23. £4 million support for decommissioning

    Fourth round of the Decommissioning Challenge Fund launched.

  24. Decommissioning fund awards

    Recipients of third round of industry grant announced.

  25. Unconventional oil and gas policy: partial BRIA

    Partial business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) of the development of unconventional oil and gas policy in Scotland.

  26. Unconventional oil and gas policy: SEA

    Environmental report for the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of our preferred policy position on unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.

  27. Scotland's marine economic statistics 2016

    The publication presents economic statistics for industrial categories defined as part of the marine sector.

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