Policy Influencers in Scotland

At the inception of the RECENT project, it was decided to create a Scottish Stakeholder Steering Group to help focus the policy influencing activity of the project. IRRI, as Project Lead Partner invited representatives from Scottish Government (Hydro Nation), Scottish Water, Local Energy Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to join the Steering Group, under their Chairmanship.

The Stakeholder Group meets every six months throughout the project lifetime. One of the areas of key focus for the project is how to impact on policy issues. The Scottish Stakeholders completed a Policy Matrix to identify the key problems as well as identify a strategy for taking these issues forward.

Attached is a combined response from the Scottish Stakeholders as a tool to progress issues surrounding community renewable energy.

PIP Scotland Response