11th July 2024

Ahead of The King’s Speech on July 17 and to kickstart their engagement with MPs following the General Election, Scottish Renewables has outlined ten priorities for the UK Government’s first 100 days to accelerate economic growth and reduce energy costs. You can watch a summary of these ten priorities on LinkedIn.

Scottish Renewables has also written to the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net-Zero to outline the benefits for the UK’s economy and energy security by uplifting the Allocation Round 6 (AR6) budget as part of a signal of confidence to our supply chain.

The open letter, signed by 67 organisations representing 20,000 jobs, featured in an exclusive by The Herald and has been shared with relevant Ministerial teams across the UK Government. In addition, Scottish Renewables has signed a letter by RenewableUK to the Chancellor of the Exchequer advocating for an uplift to the AR6 budget.

Scottish Renewables has began our programme of engagement with new Ministers, Scotland’s 57 MPs and parliamentary staff to highlight the priorities of the renewable energy industry and supply chain. Key junior Ministerial appointments include:

  • Michael Shanks MP (Rutherglen and Hamilton West): Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Energy Security and Net-Zero.
  • Sarah Jones MP (Croydon Central): Minister of State in the Department for Energy Security and Net-Zero and the Department for Business and Trade.
  • Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP (Lothian East): Minister of State in the Department for Business and Trade.
  • Kirsty McNeill MP (Midlothian): Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland.

Scottish Renewables welcomes the establishment of a Mission Control for Clean Power, led by Chris Stark, to support effective cross-governmental action towards 2030 targets. The new Mission Control will work alongside the Clean Energy Mission Board, chaired by the Prime Minister, as well as the development of GB Energy and the National Wealth Fund.

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