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The Common Weal Energy Working Group was formed in 2018 after several like-minded energy experts from across Scotland came together to show how Scotland's energy networks could be reformed both to fully realise Scotland's renewable energy potential but also to reform it to better meet the needs of the people of Scotland along Common Weal's All of Us First philosopy.

The group can be reached by email at energy@common.scot

The Common Weal Energy Working Group was formed in 2018 after several like-minded energy experts from across Scotland came together to show how Scotland's energy networks could be reformed both to fully realise Scotland's renewable energy potential but also to reform it to better meet the needs of the people of Scotland along Common Weal's All of Us First philosopy.

Their policy papers so far include:

Renewables 2030 - A roadmap towards turning Scotland into a 100% renewable energy nation by 2030.

Incentives and Opportunities Signalled by Transmission Charges in Scotland - A discussion on the limits of Scotland's renewables due to the structure of the UK's energy grid.

Public Energy Company - Common Weal Consulatation Response - A consultation response arguing for a Scottish public energy company.

Scottish Building Regulations: Review of Energy Efficiency Standards - A consultation response arguing for building regulations to demand that all new buildings in Scotland meet near-passive energy efficiency standards and net-zero carbon lifetime emission costs.

Feed-In Tarrifs Scheme - A consulation response arguing against the UK's removal of renewable energy incentives.

Energy Performance Certificates: An Alternative Approach - Which argues that EPCs are insufficient and should be replaced by a system of directly measuring the energy efficiency of buildings in Scotland.

Powering Our Ambitions - A Policy Paper laying out the need for both a Scottish public energy company and a Scottish Energy Development Agency.

Just Warmth - A Policy Paper which argues for greater development and deployment of District Heating Schemes to help decarbonise Scotland's heating networks.

Carbon-Free, Poverty-Free - A Policy Paper which shows that Scotland could simultaneously decarbonise heat requirements in rural Scotland as well as greatly reduce fuel poverty in these areas.

The Future of Low Carbon Heat For Off-Gas Buildings - A consultation response building from Carbon-Free, Poverty-Free which was submitted to the Scottish Government.

Energy Efficient Scotland - A consultation repsonse building from the Working Group's previous work which calls for the Scottish Government to greatly accelerate the delivery of energy efficiency improvements in Scottish homes.