McHarg, Aileen; (2016) Energy. In: The Implications of Brexit for Environmental Law in Scotland. Scottish Universities' Legal Network on Europe, Glasgow, p. 11.

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    The Scottish Government has strong energy policy ambitions, particularly regarding the promotion of low carbon energy, but relatively weak energy policy competence, making it vulnerable to decisions taken at UK level which conflict with its policy objectives. This was illustrated in 2015, when the newly-elected Conservative Government withdrew subsidies from onshore windfarms, cancelled funding for carbon capture and storage demonstration projects, and ended energy efficiency programmes.

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