News & Events

While Scotland’s Energy Future was published in June 2019, you can look back at how the Committee conducted its work – gathering evidence, meeting stakeholders, and publishing its findings – with reports from public engagement meetings and roundtable discussions, as well finding out what follow-up has happened since the launch.

Events

RSE COMMITTEE BRIEFS MSPs ON RECOMMENDATIONS

In December 2019, RSE Inquiry Deputy Chair, Prof Becky Lunn and Inquiry Committee members Prof John Underhill FRSE, Prof Gareth Harrison and Prof Gavin Little attended a special session of the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee to brief MSPs on the recommendations of the final report. The transcript of the session can be found here.

 

 

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT COMMITTEE TAKES UP FINDINGS

In November 2019, the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee took up the findings of the Scotland’s Energy Future Inquiry, launching it’s own linked investigation with particular focus on electric vehicles and smart energy. Further information on the Parliamentary Committees inquiry can be found here.

 

 

RSE HOLDS SCOTLAND’S ENERGY FUTURE EVENT AT SNP CONFERENCE

In October 2019, the RSE, for the first time, hosted a fringe event at one of the Autumn political party conferences. The panel discussion, which was Chaired by RSE Fellow and former Scottish Parliament Presiding Officer, Sir George Reid, included RSE Inquiry Committee Member Prof Gavin Little; Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse MSP; Prof Raffaella Ocone FRSE; and Hazel Guilliver from Scottish Power. More information on the event can be found here.

 

 

RSE HOSTS ENERGY EVENTS DURING EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

Throughout August 2019, the RSE held its inaugural Summer ‘Curious’ Programme. This broad series of events featured a range of interactive shows, including a ‘Tea and Talk” discussion on Scotland’ Energy Future with Inquiry Deputy Chair, Prof Becky Lunn and an event on the Intersection of Poetics and Science using the Inquiry report as creative inspiration. The Curious Programme for 2019 can be found here.

 

 

FINAL REPORT LAUNCHED

In June 2019, at an event attended by academics, industry, third sector and the media, the RSE officially launched the final report of its Scotland’s Energy Future Inquiry. Find out more here.

 

 

REPORT OF ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON MOVING TOWARDS A LOW CARBON ECONOMY

In October 2018, the RSE convened a group of experts and stakeholders to discuss issues such as Just Transition, economic growth and organisational change. The report of the discussion can be found  here.

 

 

REPORT OF ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY ENERGY

In July 2018, the RSE convened a group of experts from across the third sector to discuss issues such as the environmental and social impacts of energy production, affordability and the challenges faced by community energy schemes. The report of the discussion can be found  here.

 

 

REPORT OF ENGAGEMENT EVENT IN ABERDEEN

The final Inquiry engagement event was held at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen on 19 July 2018. A number of issues were raised by members of the local community who attended, including the oil and gas sector, the economy, informed debate, and nuclear energy. The report of the event can be found  here.

 

 

REPORT OF ENGAGEMENT EVENT IN GLASGOW

The fourth of the Inquiry’s engagement events was held at the IET Glasgow: Teacher Building on 3 May 2018. A number of issues were raised by members of the local community who attended, including housing, fuel poverty, informed debate, renewable energy and transport. The report of the event can be found  here.

 

 

REPORT OF ENGAGEMENT EVENT IN EDINBURGH

The third of the Inquiry’s engagement events was held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 18 April 2018. A number of issues were raised by members of the local community who attended, including nuclear power, governance, informed debate, and hydroelectric power. The report of the event can be found  here.

 

 

REPORT OF ENGAGEMENT EVENT IN SHETLAND

The second of the Inquiry’s engagement events was held at Shetland Museum and Archives in Lerwick on 11 April 2018. A number of issues were raised by members of the local community who attended, including wind energy, fuel poverty, informed debate, community benefit and transport. The report of the event can be found  here.

 

 

REPORT OF ENGAGEMENT EVENT IN DUMFRIES

The first of the Inquiry’s engagement events was held at Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries on 8 November 2017.  A number of issues were raised by members of the local community who attended, including wind energy, education, housing, energy affordability and public participation in planning.  The report of the event can be found  here.

 

 

RSE LAUNCHES MAJOR INQUIRY INTO SCOTLAND’S ENERGY FUTURE

The RSE has officially launched its major Inquiry into Scotland’s Energy Future with an event attended by representatives from government, industry, media, academia, and the third sector. Find out more here.