Aileen McHarg

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Implications of Brexit for Environmental Law in Scotland
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherScottish Universities' Legal Network on Europe
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Brexit
  • internal energy market
  • EU membership


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