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The future of energy in Scotland: Scottish energy strategy

Published: 20 Dec 2017

Scotland's first energy strategy sets out the Scottish Government’s vision for the future energy system in Scotland.

94 page PDF

2.3 MB

94 page PDF

2.3 MB

Contents
The future of energy in Scotland: Scottish energy strategy
Errata

94 page PDF

2.3 MB

ISBN 978 1 78851 527 6 (web only publication)
PPDAS 331047

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Errata

An errata was published on 10/04/2018 at pdf page 34, section 3. Scotland’s Route to 2050: Targets, Priorities and Actions. Text has been updated to read: Scottish Government analysis underpinning this target shows that renewable electricity – which has already outperformed our interim 2015 target of 50% – could rise to over 140% of Scottish electricity consumption, ensuring its contribution to the wider renewable energy target for 2030.
Text has been updated at page 46 to read: This group is working to agree the priorities for securing the future growth of the sector in light of changes in UK Government energy policy and EU exit.
Text has been updated at page 70 to read: Work with the marine energy industry working group to agree the priorities for securing the future growth of the sector in light of changes in UK Government energy policy and EU exit.

An errata was published on 08/03/2018 at pdf page 36, section Building Standards. Text has been updated to read:
This has resulted in emissions from new buildings built to current standards being, on aggregate, around 75% lower than those built to standards in force in 1990, with corresponding reductions in energy demand.

We will begin a further review of energy standards in 2018, and investigate a number of measures that offer greater potential for reductions in emissions and energy demand from new buildings, and from work that is undertaken in existing buildings.

Addendum

An addendum was published on 10/04/2018 at pdf page 72, section Summary: A 2050 Vision for Energy in Scotland. Two headings were added to the page:
Oil and gas
Hydrogen, CCS and CCU

An addendum was published on 18/01/2018 at pdf page 7, section Summary: A 2050 Vision for Energy in Scotland. The following caption was added to image: The Fair Isle Electricity Company supplies the remote island with much of its energy needs, with plans to install wind turbines, a solar array and battery storage to secure 24 hour electricity supply.

The pdf and html have both been updated within the document to reflect this change.

Contents

Ministerial Foreword

Executive Summary

Chapter 1: A 2050 Vision for Energy in Scotland

Chapter 2: Scotland's Changing Energy System

Chapter 3: Scotland's Route to 2050: Targets, Priorities and Actions

Chapter 4: Scotland's Economic Opportunity

Chapter 5: Monitoring and Engagement


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