Strategic environmental assessment of draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan

Closed 22 May 2023

Opened 22 Feb 2023

Results updated 3 Apr 2024


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To realise our climate change ambitions, we need to transform the way Scotland generates, transports and uses energy. We must seize the huge opportunity this presents and deliver maximum benefits to Scotland’s people, workers, communities and economy from our vast renewable energy resource.

The draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan was published on 10 January 2023 and was open for consultation until 9 May 2023. 

As part of the process for developing the Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan, we are also consulting on the Strategic Environmental Assessment which was published as a supporting document alongside it. This consultation will be open until 22 May 2023.

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Why your views matter

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is a way of considering the environment when preparing public plans, programmes and strategies. It identifies potential significant environmental effects and, where necessary, describes how these effects can be avoided or reduced. Through consultation, SEA also provides an opportunity for the public to express their views on proposed policies and their potential environmental impacts.

The Scottish Government will review responses to the consultation and the issues raised during engagement with stakeholders to inform development of the final version of the Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan.


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