What is the Economics & Markets?
Energy generation of all kinds costs money, and therefore requires access to available finance and funding to develop and build plant and to cover ongoing operational and decommissioning costs. Renewable energy is no different. Among renewables’ many benefits is that, compared to conventional thermal technologies, it does not produce harmful emissions or waste, and with the exception of biomass, has no fuel costs.
Why is the Economics & Markets Important?
Scotland possesses some of the world’s leading renewables resources, so it’s crucial that necessary market arrangements exist to support this emerging and strategically important industry. Renewables technologies are at different stages of commercial development; for example, onshore wind power is relatively mature compared to marine energy, so it is important that these individual technologies are supported at appropriate levels to ensure their future ability to deploy at scale and reap the benefits of economies of scale, learning rates and supply chain development. This will in turn drive down the cost of these technologies – and protect our energy prices from price fluctuations in the oil and gas markets.
What is SR doing?
Scottish Renewables works with its members and relevant governmental bodies to secure stable and effective financial support mechanisms to build and strengthen markets for emerging technologies, and allow the industry to attract the investment to meet or exceed energy targets. Scottish Renewables works with the both the UK and Scottish Government to deliver a proportionate, joined-up regulatory framework which fully recognises the role played by renewables in mitigating climate change, improving energy security and building a sustainable economy.
SR recent achievements in this sector
Meet The Team
Michael Rieley is our Senior Policy Manager for Grid & Markets
- Scottish Parliament draft Scottish Budget – written evidence
- Commons Select Committee: Implementation of EMR
- Building Britain's Renewable Future
- Submission to the Smith Commission
- Scottish Renewables: CfD the basics
- Scottish Renewables' post-referendum paper proposes additional energy powers for Scotland
- Rumoured Conservative onshore wind pledge would raise bills and cost thousands of Scots jobs
- "Best-ever" year for Scottish renewables
- Scottish Renewables' response to Siemens manufacturing announcement
- Project TransmiT delay – Scottish Renewables response to Ofgem announcement
- James Blyth Lecture
- CfD: Competition
- Young Professionals in Renewables Green Energy Awards 2015
- Young Professionals in Renewables Networking Reception
- SR Annual Conference, Exhibition & Dinner 2015
Senior Policy Manager:
Grid & Markets
Tel: 0141 353 4987