2017 will see Scotland’s energy sector continuing its evolution.
The next 12 months will herald a new Energy Strategy and stricter carbon reduction targets for Scotland, an industrial strategy and the publishing of a climate change plan at Westminster, and further clarity on the emerging shape of Britain’s likely exit from the EU.
We should also see the next allocation round for Contracts for Difference, a reformed Renewable Heat Incentive and ongoing reductions to Feed-in Tariffs.
These changes are happening against a backdrop of rapid cost reduction, and significant progress in the development of the technology deployed to generate, store and manage the use of heat and power.
Scottish Renewables’ Annual Conference 2017 will look at what these changes mean for the future development of Scotland’s renewable energy sector.
We’ll examine the role our industry can play in delivering government ambitions to tackle climate change while keeping bills down for consumers, maintaining security of supply and to growing the economy.
The Conference will also ask what more government at every level can do to support and accelerate Scotland’s energy evolution.