Responding to this consultation paper
13. We are inviting written responses to this consultation paper by 30 June 2016.
Please respond online , or:
Energy Markets Team
5 Atlantic Quay
Telephone: 0300 244 1076
14. We would be happy to discuss these issues with stakeholders before they formalise their responses.
15. This consultation, and all other Scottish Government consultation exercises, can be viewed online on the consultation web pages of the Scottish Government website at: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/
16. The Scottish Government has an email alert system for consultations. This system allows stakeholders to register and receive a weekly email containing details of all new consultations (including web links). The system complements, but in no way replaces Scottish Government distribution lists, and is designed to allow stakeholders to keep up to date with all Scottish Government consultation activity, and therefore be alerted at the earliest opportunity to those of most interest. We would encourage you to register: http://register.scotland.gov.uk/Subscribe/Step1
Handling your response
17. We need to know how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be made public. Please complete the consultation online or complete and return the Respondent Information Form which can be found at the end of this document. This will ensure that we treat your response appropriately. If you ask for your response not to be published we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly.
18. All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.
19. Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public in the Scottish Government Library and on the Scottish Government consultation web pages. You can make arrangements to view responses by contacting the SG Library on 0131 244 4552. Responses can be copied and sent to you, but a charge may be made for this service.
20. The EEAG allow Member States to grant aid to certain energy-intensive sectors at risk of being put at a significant competitive disadvantage due to renewable financing policies.
21. DECC will submit a pre-notification for the proposed exemption scheme to the European Commission shortly and, in due course, a full notification.
Comments and complaints
22. If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please send them using the contact details at paragraph 13.