Energy Inquiry


About the Inquiry

The Committee is carrying out a three-part energy inquiry, linking an overview of RSE’s Scotland’s Future Energy Report with consideration of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, and locally owned energy.


The Committee has launched a call for written views, the closing date was 10 January 2020.

On 17 December 2019 held a scene setting session with the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s energy inquiry committee.

On 28 January held a session centring on Electric Vehicles.

  • Electric Vehicle Association Scotland
  • SP Energy Networks, Scottish Power
  • Scottish Futures Trust
  • Energy Saving Trust

On 4 February held a session centring on Local Energy Systems and Local and Community Owned Energy

  • Local Energy Scotland
  • Scottish Renewables
  • Association for Decentralised Energy
  • Energy Networks Association

On 17 March took evidence from Clackmannanshire Council.

The Committee were due to take evidence from the National Grid and Ofgem at its meeting on 17 March. This meeting was cancelled, and the Committee received written evidence in its place.

Visits and Events

On Tuesday 7 January 2020, the Committee visited Mitsubishi Electric, Livingston and Alexander Dennis, Falkirk

The Committee held an Electric Vehicle Focus Group in Stirling on Monday 13 January 2020.


On 20 February, the Committee wrote to Scottish Renewables, Local Energy Scotland and the Association for Decentralised Energy.


The Committee wrote to the Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands and the Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with the findings of its Energy Inquiry on 8 July.


The Energy Inquiry was debated in the Chamber on 28 October 2020.

The Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands wrote to the Committee following the debate.

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