UNISON is Scotland’s largest trade union in the electricity and gas industry. We also represent staff responsible for planning and implementing fuel poverty strategies. We therefore welcome the opportunity to contribute to the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee’s inquiry into the security of energy supply.
UNISON Scotland’s broad approach to the issue is set out in our policy paper, ‘Scotland’s Energy: Scotland’s Future’. In that paper we warned of the risks to security of supply in Scotland and the likelihood that we would need to increasingly rely on imported electricity. We argued for a planned energy policy that provides safe, secure and sustainable generation, which contributes to the economic future of Scotland and eliminates fuel poverty. ….. https://unison-scotland.org/library/SecurityofEnergySupply_UNISONScotlandSubmissiontoSPEnergyCttee_May2015.pdf