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Report 8 February 2022

Our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Scotland’s National Energy Agency

The purpose of this call for evidence was to inform the development of a broader evidence base to inform the design of the new National Public Energy Agency.

Our response supports the Scottish Government’s planned establishment of a new dedicated Public Energy Agency. This is because decarbonising the heat in all of Scotland’s buildings is a key infrastructure project that will require investment in excess of £33 billion, will continue over the lifetime of at least six Scottish Governments, will touch every household and business in Scotland, and involve significant regulation.

It is therefore essential that this programme of work is overseen by a formal, accountable co-ordinating body in order to ensure leadership, drive and concentrated expertise over the decades-long programme timeframe.

Last updated: 9 October 2023