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Scotland’s Energy Future: Evidence Gathering Session

Posted: 11th April 2018

Thursday 19th April, 18.00 – 20.00

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ

We would like to invite Edinburgh locals and media to attend the upcoming RSE Energy Inquiry Evidence Gathering Event in Edinburgh.

 The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is undertaking an Inquiry into Scotland’s Energy Future which aims to contribute to the important debate around Scotland’s energy supply, demand and use; a debate that needs to recognise our moral and environmental responsibilities. The Inquiry will also look to inform the policy and decision-making at a Scottish, UK and international level that will ultimately decide whether the path Scotland chooses to follow provides the resources needed at acceptable financial, moral, ethical and environmental costs.

As an important part of the RSE’s major Energy Inquiry, members of the Inquiry Committee will be travelling across Scotland to engage with different communities. Joining this evidence gathering session will be Sir Muir Russell KCB (Inquiry Chair), Prof Rebecca Lunn MBE (Inquiry Deputy Chair and University of Strathclyde), Prof Gareth Harrison (University of Edinburgh), Prof Gavin Little (University of Stirling), Prof Karen Turner (University of Strathclyde) and Prof Jan Webb (University of Edinburgh).

The upcoming evidence gathering session will:

  • Explain the background to the Inquiry, why it is taking place, and what it hopes to achieve;
  • Look to gather the views and experiences of communities on energy issues affecting them on both a local and national level;
  • Provide the opportunity for attendees to share their thoughts on the 15 questions posed by the Inquiry in its consultation;
  • Ultimately help inform the final report published by the RSE on Scotland’s Energy Future.

To register for this event please click here.

For further information on the event or the RSE’s Energy Inquiry, please contact Craig Denham, Policy Advice Officer:, 0131 240 2789

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