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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-08866
Asked by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 6 June 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting Scotland's renewable energy suppliers to export to international markets.

Current status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 17 June 2022


Answer

In 2019 we published “Scotland: a trading nation”; a plan to grow Scotland’s exports which highlighted energy as a key sector. This year will also deliver a Renewable Energy Sector export plan showing our long term growth plan for exports.

Scottish Development International is the primary delivery arm for providing in-depth export support to Scottish businesses, both in Scotland and overseas. This is undertaken through a combination of individual company work, industry exhibitions and conferences.

Ministers are supporting Scotland’s renewable energy suppliers by engaging in high level events focused on export. June 2022 will see the next GlobalScot Energy Showcase; an opportunity for Scottish businesses to connect with a community of internationally-based business ambassadors with in market knowledge to support export.