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How big a role should #Scotland play in the rest of the UK's #energy policy? #Scotland2015 #RenewableEnergy

How big a role should #Scotland play in the rest of the UK's #energy policy? #Scotland2015 #RenewableEnergy

Scotland ought to play a role in the UK's energy sector, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said . Ms Sturgeon said that key energy policy decisions should be made after consultation and agreement with Holyrood, and proposed a number of issues that the Scottish Government wants Westminster to take action on. These issues include: Giving the offshore wind industry confidence by ensuring that there is enough of a budget to prove the cost reductions and large-scale deployments seen in the onshore wind sector; Reassuring people that the UK parliament will not amend onshore wind subsidy arrangements without attaining Holyrood's agreement; Looking at all available options to prevent the closure of Longannet Power Station; Ensure that the regulatory and fiscal environment for the gas and oil sector is predictable and stable; Provide the levy control framework with enough...

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