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    Royal Society of Edinburgh
    22-26 George Street
    EH2 2PQ

Event Partners:

Energy Inquiry Supporters - BP, EDF Energy, SSE, Centrica

Scotland’s Energy Future: Community Engagement – Edinburgh

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Evidence Gathering Session

The RSE’s Energy Inquiry aims to contribute to the important debate around Scotland’s energy supply, demand and use; a debate that needs to recognise our moral and environmental responsibilities. It will also look to inform the policy and decision making at a Scottish, UK and international level that will ultimately decide whether the path Scotland chooses to follow provides the resources needed at acceptable financial, moral, ethical and environmental costs.

As an important part of the RSE’s major Inquiry into Scotland’s Energy Future, members of the Inquiry Committee will be travelling across Scotland to engage with different communities.

This evidence gathering session will:

  • explain the background to the Inquiry, why it is taking place, and what it hopes to achieve;
  • look to gather the views and experiences of communities on energy issues affecting them on both a local and national level;
  • provide the opportunity for attendees to share their thoughts on the 15 questions posed by the Inquiry in its consultation;
  • ultimately help to inform the final report published by the RSE on Scotland’s Energy Future.

Join members of the Inquiry Committee at the RSE on Thursday  19 April at 6pm (registration, tea and coffee from 5.30 pm).

For further information on the event email Craig Denham – 0131 240 2789


Sir Muir Russell KCB FRSE, Inquiry Chair
Prof Rebecca Lunn MBE FRSE, Inquiry Deputy Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (University of Strathclyde)
Prof Gareth Harrison, Bert Whittington Chair of Electrical Power Engineering and Deputy Head of the Institute of Energy Systems (University of Edinburgh)
Prof Gavin Little, Professor of Environmental and Public Law (University of Stirling)
Prof Karen Turner, Director of the Centre for Energy Policy (University of Strathclyde)
Prof Jan Webb, Professor of Sociology of Organisations (University of Edinburgh)