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Chamber and committees

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

The Committee was established in June 2021. It focuses on:

  • Scrutinising the Scottish Government’s policies and progress towards meeting climate change targets across all government departments
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Net zero and circular economy
  • Aspects of environmental policy

Next meeting

4th Meeting, 2023

Agenda: Decision on taking business in private, A modern and sustainable ferry service for Scotland, A modern and sustainable ferry service for Scotland

09:30am, 31 January 2023

T4.40-CR2 The Fairfax Somerville Room

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Peter McGrath, the Clerk for the Committee.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6039 Find out about call charges.

Twitter: @SP_NetZero

If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

Members

Members of the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

Current Members

Edward Mountain

Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Fiona Hyslop

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Linlithgow (Constituency)

Jackie Dunbar

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Aberdeen Donside (Constituency)

Liam Kerr

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Monica Lennon

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Ash Regan

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Edinburgh Eastern (Constituency)

Mark Ruskell

Member

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Substitute Members

Collette Stevenson

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: East Kilbride (Constituency)

Mercedes Villalba

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Brian Whittle

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Committee work

Current

Previous

Future

Future business

The Committee considers its work programme regularly to maintain a rolling programme of business.

Alongside referred work such as legislation and petitions, the Committee's main business over coming months will include budget scrutiny for 2023-24, a roundtable session with Scotland's statutory environmental regulators, and scrutiny of Environmental Common Frameworks.

Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

Resources and Waste Provisional Common Framework

Letter from the Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity to the Convener, 18 January 2023

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

Inter-Ministerial Group for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (IMG EFRA) Meeting

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity to the Convener, 18 January 2023

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land (RCI)

Letter from the Minister for Environment and Land Reform to the Convener, 17 January 2023

Official Reports

Official Reports

Meeting date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Energy Bill

Meeting date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Budget Scrutiny 2023-24

Meeting date: Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

Decisions on Taking Business in Private, Climate Change Committee’s Review of Scottish Emissions Targets and Progress Report 2022, Subordinate Legislation

Reports

Committee reports

23 January 2023

The role of local government and its cross-sectoral partners in financing and delivering a net-zero Scotland

A report on the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee's inquiry into the role of local government and its cross-sectoral partners in financing and delivering a net-zero Scotland.

22 December 2022

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee Report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) for the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill

A report by the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee on the Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) for the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill

08 December 2022

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee report on the Public Water Supplies (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022 [draft]

A report by the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee on The Public Water Supplies (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022 [draft].

Remit

To consider and report on matters falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport.