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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-11162: Richard Lochhead (Moray)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 8 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has the power to make renewable energy generators declare the amount of community benefit they are paying.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 29 September 2017

The Scottish Government has no powers to make renewable energy generators declare the amount of community benefit payments committed to or paid out. However to ensure openness and transparency into the process we established a Community Benefit register and encourage all generators to complete when community benefits arrangements have been agreed. The register is maintained on our behalf by Local Energy Scotland and can be found at http://www.localenergyscotland.org/view-the-register/.