This book offers comprehensive coverage of current energy policy in Scotland focussing on non-fossil fuel energy options: renewables, nuclear power and energy efficiency. Covering issues of policy and practice, planning, legislation and regulation of a range of sustainable energy technologies in the context of devolved government, key experts explore these issues in terms of the ongoing Scottish independence debate, Brexit and further devolution in this vitally important and timely book.
The book emphasises two further distinctive areas: constitutional change and the role of sub-national authorities in renewable and low carbon energy policy and practice. The clear focus on renewable and low carbon energy policy and practice and sub-national authority level of governance of energy means that it will be of particular relevance as a case study for those countries either in the process of deploying renewable and/or low carbon energy technologies or looking to do so. The authors discuss the many lessons to be learnt from the Scottish and UK experience.
By providing a critical analysis of Scottish renewable and low carbon energy policy and practice, this book is invaluable to students, practitioners and decision-makers interested in renewable and low carbon energy transitions, energy planning and policy.
Geoffrey Wood is a Teaching Fellow in International Energy Law and Policy at the School of Law (University of Stirling) and is actively involved in research on energy and environmental law and governance specialising in energy policy, devolution, and low carbon transitions, with a focus on optimising policy delivery in terms of environmental, social, economic and technological outcomes.
Keith Baker is a Researcher at the School of Engineering and the Built Environment (Glasgow Caledonian University), specialising in fuel poverty, energy policy, and sustainable built environments. He is a co-founder of the Initiative for Carbon Accounting (www.icarb.org), co-author of Carbon Management in the Built Environment (Routledge, 2012), and a member of the Advisory Board of the European Energy Poverty Observatory.