On behalf of the wider Orkney Community, Orkney Islands Council is conducting a public consultation and seeking feedback on the draft Sustainable Orkney Energy Strategy 2017-2025 for the Community.
The draft strategy sets out to define a vision which will deliver the following strategic outcomes:
In order to achieve these outcomes the strategy defines an activity framework based around 5 key themes:
Orkney Islands Council’s Executive Director of Development and Infrastructure, Gavin Barr, said:
“Orkney has the potential to forge its own unique sustainable future and lead the way in transforming communities from reliance on fossil fuels to a sustainable energy network. We want to get people’s thoughts on whether we have the mix of actions and priorities right in this revised Strategy”.
Comments on the draft Orkney Sustainable Energy Strategy 2017-2025 are invited by 30 April 2017. The draft strategy and respondent form is available in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page. Paper copies of the strategy and respondent forms are also available and can be picked up from the Warehouse Buildings, Stromness and from the Council’s Customer Services in Kirkwall.
The closing date for consultation is 30 April 2017. Please either email comments on completed respondent forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or send completed respondent forms “FAO Energy Strategy”, to Economic Development, Orkney Islands Council, 14 Queen Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1JE.
All responses and feedback received will be considered carefully before a final version of the strategy is produced.