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Energy: Scotland

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 153351, tabled on 13 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is his policy to use energy policy to increase R&D investment in Scotland.

Answered on

18 June 2018

The Government is committed to investing in science, research and innovation across the UK and across the energy sector. The Government is committed to increasing support for R&D as a key pillar of our Industrial Strategy and have committed to raise total R&D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027.

The Department is investing £505m under our Energy Innovation Programme between 2015/16-2020/21, as part of the Government’s wider £2.5bn clean growth innovation activities that will support projects across the UK. Scottish innovators are eligible to bid into competitions under this programme, alongside all constituent parts of the UK.

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