Scotland sets its sights on energy after election gains
The Scottish government wants to increase its influence over UK energy policy, including giving Holyrood ministers a veto over cuts to subsidies for onshore wind, a key policy pledge of the new Conservative government.The SNP has 56 seats in Westminster, 50 more than before the general election. Party leader and Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged the UK government to make key decisions on energy po
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In R. (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the Secretary’s decisions to approve pro-posals and policies prepared under the Climate Change Act 2008, and to publish the government’s Net Zero Strategy to comply with his obligations.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently consulted on proposals to strengthen and improve the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), and has published its response and decisions.