A report by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) into Scotland’s future energy requirements has highlighted that no energy policy, no matter how well-considered, will be capable of solving all the issues of energy supply and use, and that difficult and costly choices will have to be made. The report, published on 17 June 2019, warns there are no easy options and that all decisions will require compromise and trade-offs, each with significant consequences. However, the challenges present an opportunity for Scotland to explore and develop world-leading, innovative solutions.
The report sets out the significant challenges faced by Scotland, and the rest of the world, as it looks to continue to produce the energy it requires, while attempting to meet its carbon reduction targets.
Source: RSE, 17 June 2019