Research Paper 7/2013 Energy Trends: Scotland and the World

Research Paper 7/2013 Energy Trends: Scotland and the World

Julian Fennema, Mark Schaffer, Karen Turner

2013

ESRC Conversation 3– ”The Scottish Energy Sector: in the Context of Possible Constitutional Change in Scotland”. On 7 May 2013 the DHI held a seminar for the third of the four ‘conversations’ on topics related to constitutional change in Scotland. This third topic relates to the energy sector and we have commissioned a number of papers. Professor Mark Schaffer and colleagues at Heriot Watt cover the rapidly evolving and complex external/global energy environment and its implications for Scotland; Professors John Paterson and Greg Gordon from Aberdeen considers the oil-related issues; and Professor Kim Swales and colleagues from Strathclyde University examine the electricity issue. We also have a paper by Trisha McAuley (Director, Consumer Focus) on consumer related issues and an over-arching paper prepared by SCDI.