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Scottish Energy Strategy: The Future of Energy in Scotland - Scottish Government, Edinburgh - a Consultation response by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)


Citation Watson, J., Winskel, M, Bell, K., Hawker, G., Webb, J., Tingey, M., Dodds, P., Chilvers, J., Pallett, H., Pidgeon, N., Demski, C., Morton, C., Scott, K., Roelich, K., Sakai, M., Cotton, I., Sambrook, K., Giesekam, J and Barrett, J Scottish Energy Strategy: The Future of Energy in Scotland - Scottish Government, Edinburgh - a Consultation response by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). 2017.
Author(s) Watson, J., Winskel, M, Bell, K., Hawker, G., Webb, J., Tingey, M., Dodds, P., Chilvers, J., Pallett, H., Pidgeon, N., Demski, C., Morton, C., Scott, K., Roelich, K., Sakai, M., Cotton, I., Sambrook, K., Giesekam, J and Barrett, J
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Abstract

UKERC welcomes the Scottish Government's energy and climate policy ambition, and applaud the valuable lead it is taking on energy. This has the potential to bring economic and social advantages - for example, the development of low carbon industrial capability with export potential and jobs, and improved air quality with associated health benefits. However, it is also important to ensure that the scale and pace of the transition minimises the additional costs for consumers. This can be achieved by supporting technological innovaiton that further reduces the costs of low carbon technologies and by maximising investments in energy efficiency.