News & Blog

Read the latest business news, blogs and thought leadership articles from our members, as well as updates on the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce's work in the city.

News & Blog

Have your say on the draft Scottish Energy Strategy

Posted: 18th May 2017

Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group are interested in what businesses have to say about the proposed changes to the way Scotland uses (and acquires) energy.

They’ve developed a short survey to ask businesses what they think. Please have a look and submit your thoughts and opinions. It’s very short and easy to do!

They’ve also developed some simple visuals to help explain key points of the strategy. Have a look and feel free to downward and use them: Energy Strategy Visual Summary

Why are Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group doing this?

The Scottish Government recently set out its long-term vision for the future of our energy in Scotland. This draft strategy will be used to guide detailed energy policy over the coming decades. It will have a tremendous impact on how we use energy and our energy supply. In the very near future Scotland is looking to further decarbonise electricity and to largely decarbonise heat and transport. No matter what your business model is this is going to matter to it.

The focus of the strategy is on:
• improving energy efficiency and increasing renewable energy supply;
• aligning efforts with Scotland’s Economic Strategy and National Performance Framework;
• developing smart, local energy systems.

Scotland’s transition to a low carbon economy will have implications for businesses of all sizes and across all sectors. We are a business led initiative which provides leadership and encourages collaboration across industry, commerce, government and civic society to help meet a collective vision Scotland’s ambitious carbon reduction targets and sustainable economic development. Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group want to know your views, from a business perspective, on the potential opportunities and concerns around this energy transition.

Whether you are a business owner, investor or leader or an employee or consultant, your thoughts are wanted on how your business or industry will be affected and what the opportunities are for your business in the low carbon transition.

If you are interested in more information about the draft Energy Strategy itself, click here to see visuals to help summarise the key details of the strategy.

If you’d like to read the full Scottish Government Draft Energy Strategy it is available to download here.

Or contact Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group directly if you have any questions or would like more information. Please email:

Business Comment

Business Comment is the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s bi-monthly magazine. It provides insight on Edinburgh’s vibrant business community, with features on the city’s key sectors, interviews with leading figures and news on new business developments in the capital.
Read more here