Scotland Policy Conferences

Priorities for the new energy strategy in Scotland

Wednesday, 14th June 2017

Central Edinburgh


Following publication of the draft Climate Change Plan, and timed to coincide with the consultation on the new energy strategy, this seminar will provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss and address key issues for the energy system in Scotland.

Sessions will focus on the next steps for decarbonising the energy supply and priorities for developing an integrated approach towards power, heat and transport - including further development of low-carbon technologies such as energy storage. The seminar will also provide an opportunity to consider ways in which to manage and meet the energy demand across Scotland.

It will bring together representatives from the energy sector in Scotland including businesses operating in the renewable and non-renewable energy sectors, the environmental sector, their suppliers and advisors; representatives from local government and interest groups; along with academics, commentators and consumer groups, together with reporters from the national and trade press based in Scotland and elsewhere.

Guest of Honour

Chris Stark

Director of Energy and Climate Change, The Scottish Government

Guest of Honour

Chris Stark

Director of Energy and Climate Change, The Scottish Government


Maurice Golden MSP

Deputy Convener, Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Richard Leonard MSP

Member, Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee


Jeff Douglas

Strategy Manager, Smart Systems and Heat, Energy Systems Catapult

Christine MacKenzie

Public Affairs Manager for Scotland, SSE

Andrew Lever

Director, Policy & Innovation, The Carbon Trust

Angus McIntosh

Innovation and New Technology Manager, SGN

Jennifer Ramsay

Project Manager, Local Energy Scotland

Thomas Docherty

Head of Public Affairs for Scotland, Which?

Andy Burgess

Associate Partner, Energy Systems, Ofgem