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ClimateXChange :: Public Engagement with Energy System Change in Scotland

Public Engagement with Energy System Change in Scotland

Author: Christina Demski and Nick Pidgeon

Released: March 2017

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The Scottish Government published its draft Energy Strategy in January 2017. The draft Strategy is Scotland’s first overarching, system­‐wide strategy for energy.

In the draft, the Scottish Government has committed to consultation, engagement and deliberation with consumers and communities about their energy future.

Evidence about Scottish public values and attitudes towards energy system transformation is essential to inform the development of those engagement processes. To that end, this report provides a summary of the current evidence.

The research draws on current thinking on public engagement with science and technology issues and a survey from the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) on Public Values for Whole Energy System Change.

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