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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

18th Meeting, 2022

Agenda: Decision on taking business in private, Subordinate legislation, Subordinate legislation, High Speed Rail (Crewe - Manchester) Bill (UK Parliament legislation), The role of local government and its cross-sectoral partners in financing and delivering a net-zero Scotland, The United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020, High Speed Rail (Crewe - Manchester) Bill (UK Parliament legislation), The role of local government and its cross-sectoral partners in financing and delivering a net-zero Scotland, Energy price rises

09:30am, 24 May 2022

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

Lockhart, Dean

Dean Lockhart

Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Hyslop, Fiona

Fiona Hyslop

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Linlithgow (Constituency)

Don, Natalie

Natalie Don

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Renfrewshire North and West (Constituency)

Dunbar, Jackie

Jackie Dunbar

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Aberdeen Donside (Constituency)

Kerr, Liam

Liam Kerr

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Lennon, Monica

Monica Lennon

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Ruskell, Mark

Mark Ruskell

Member

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Substitute Members

Stevenson, Collette

Collette Stevenson

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: East Kilbride (Constituency)

Villalba, Mercedes

Mercedes Villalba

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Whittle, Brian

Brian Whittle

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Committee work

Current

Future

Future business

The Committee considers its work programme regularly so as to maintain a rolling programme of business. Alongside referred work such as legislation and petitions, the Committee’s main business over coming months is set out below.

Inquiry into role of local government and partners in delivering net zero

This major inquiry went live in November 2021. The Committee expects to continue taking evidence at meetings into September, and go on visits, and to have reported to the Scottish Parliament by autumn 2022. More information in the “current business” tab.

Inquiry into energy price rises

This short “snapshot” inquiry is likely to run over April/ May.

Ferries

The Committee has agreed to hold an inquiry into Scotland’s ferry services, running over the second half of 2022. More information will be provided in the “current business” tab once the inquiry goes live.

Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

Environmental Common Frameworks

Letter from the Chair, Senedd Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee to the Convener, 19 May 2022

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

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

Supplementary evidence from Professor Janette Webb, UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), 17 May 2022

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

Green Heat Finance Taskforce

Letter from the Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights to the Convener, 13 May 2022

Official Reports

Official Reports

Meeting date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Role of Local Government in Delivering Net Zero, Energy Price Rises, European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

Meeting date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Energy Price Rises

Meeting date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Energy Price Rises

Reports

Committee reports

03 May 2022

The Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (Scotland) Order 2022

A report by the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee on the Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (Scotland) Order 2022 [draft].

09 March 2022

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee Report on the National Bus Travel Concession Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Order 2022 [draft]

A report by the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee on the National Bus Travel Concession Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Order 2022 [draft].

28 February 2022

Workplace Parking Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2022

A report on subordinate legislation considered by the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee on 22 February 2022.

Remit

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