Renewable energy in Scotland Contents

5Final thoughts

56.Renewable energy is a vast topic and we have focused on the interconnected issues of the grid and transmission charges, supply chain, funding, and jobs. There is much more that we can and should be looking at when it comes to renewable energy in Scotland. Green hydrogen and Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) have come up repeatedly throughout the evidence we have received.154 We have heard how they have the potential to help with a just transition of jobs from oil and gas for the people of Scotland.

57.Due to the wide subject of renewable energy, we were not able to focus on all issues that have been raised. Green hydrogen and Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) need dedicated time to see how the technologies can help grow jobs in renewable energy and achieve the best for the people of Scotland. We may return to these subjects later in the Parliament.

154 Scottish Renewables (RES0002), Hitachi ABB Power Grids (RES0004), Unite the union Scotland (RES0005), Baker Hughes (RES0006), European Marine Energy Centre Ltd (EMEC) Ltd (RES0007), Ryse Hydrogen and Wrightbus (RES0008), EDF Renewables (RES0009), RES Group (RES0010), RWE (RES0012), ScottishPower (RES0015), SGN (RES0016), Simply Blue Energy (RES0017), OGUK (RES0018), The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RES0023), Red Rock Power Ltd (RES0024), Orkney Islands Council (RES0035), Q27 [Neil Douglas], Q43 [Claire Mack], Q50 [Claire Mack], Q159 [Bob MacGregor], Q161 [Dave Moxham]

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