21 May 2015
The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon chaired the Scottish Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) in Edinburgh.
The group brings together industry experts, academics, public sector bodies and consumer representatives, working together to deliver Scotland’s energy potential and secure Scotland’s energy future.
The meetings, which are held twice a year, are co-chaired between the First Minister and Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal, University of Strathclyde.
Speaking after the latest meeting, the First Minister called for a new approach to the UK’s relationship with Scotland on energy issues, pointing out that key decisions on energy should be made following consultation and agreement with the Scottish Government.
“Scotland is an energy powerhouse but we have very limited powers on energy policy. That is why today I am calling on the UK to take a much more collegiate approach to policy-making on energy and ensure proper consultation with the Scottish Government on major areas of energy policy.”