Date lodged: 23 June 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many responses it received to the draft Scottish Energy Strategy consultation and when it plans to publish the final version of the strategy.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 26 June 2017
I have been greatly encouraged by the 256 Energy Strategy consultation responses, giving a very rich set of views on the Scottish Government’s 2050 vision that we put forward through our draft Energy Strategy consultation. In combination with the consultations on Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme, Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies, District Heating Regulation and Onshore wind, we have had a total of more than 500 responses.
These responses will be analysed by an independent research company, to inform the development of the final version of the ‘Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy; and the Future of Energy in Scotland’ is expected to be published before the end of 2017.