Renewable Energy

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 21st March 2011.

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Photo of Sarah Boyack Sarah Boyack Labour

Question S3W-40533

To ask the Scottish Executive whether the contracts for Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011 have review points where increasing payments from companies with access to the commission’s estate might be considered.

Photo of Roseanna Cunningham Roseanna Cunningham Scottish National Party

The lease arrangements are structured to provide income to Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) based on a share of the gross income generated by specific projects or a share of net income where FCS is joint venture partner or a combination of both. Therefore if income rises due to increasing energy costs FCS will benefit.

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