“These reports once again make clear the weakness of the SNP’s energy case for separation.
From security of supply to investment in renewables, the anti-UK campaign has failed to provide credible answers to the big energy questions.
Scotland and the rest of the UK mutually benefit from the sharing of energy resources, risks and rewards. There is no sense in changing that. “
The David Hume Institute is holding a number of conversations on topics related to constitutional change. The third topic to be discussed tonight relates to the energy sector and they 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.