Scottish Government launches coal extraction consultation

28 June 2022

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On 21 June 2022, the Scottish Government launched a consultation, aimed at gathering evidence towards establishing their finalised policy position on coal extraction in Scotland. This policy will form part of the Scottish Government's energy strategy, to be refreshed during 2022 and including a comprehensive range of policy positions for related areas. 

This consultation does not set out or advocate a preferred Scottish Government position or policy but looks for interested parties to contribute views and evidence on the development of coal extraction policy in Scotland in order to ensure that the government delivers a robust and fully evidenced policy position in line with Scottish energy needs, statutory requirements and climate change ambitions. 

The consultation document includes a respondent information form, which can be filled in and sent back to the Scottish Government. 

Source: Scottish Government, 21 June 2022