SCOTLAND’S renewables sector will enter “a real crisis” if Brexit uncertainty continues, an expert claims. Professor Peter Cameron, of Dundee University, says the eco-energy industry is “one of the most positive consequences of devolution”. However, the academic, who leads the university’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, says questions over post-Brexit policy and regulations now threaten its future. He told The National: “Scotland is producing two thirds of the renewable energy in the whole of the UK. “But if we get a continuation of the uncertainty of the last 12 months for another couple of years, then I think we are talking about a real crisis in the industry.” Speaking ahead of the Renewables After Brexit conference, which begins at the university tomorrow, Cameron said major Holyrood, Westminster and Brussels have, in the main, followed a shared approach to the transition to a low carbon economy. However, he says major concern now exists around possible deviation after the UK quits the bloc. This includes questions over whether London will devolve areas related to energy when powers return from the EU.
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