Today is apparently National Sickie Day. Whether you're reading this from your desk or your sickbed, we hope you'll find your weekly dose of Economy Committee news both healthy and restorative.
Since last week, we've had our first session on the draft Climate Change Plan (Official Report is here) and published our report on the Economic Impact of Leaving the European Union. This week looks to be no less exciting! Tomorrow we have our second session on the draft Climate Change Plan, and will be hearing from:
- Christine MacKenzie, Public Affairs Manager for Scotland, SSE;
- Jenny Hogan, Director of Policy, Scottish Renewables;
- Lindsay McQuade, Policy and Innovation Director, ScottishPower Renewables;
- Stuart Haszeldine, Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, University of Edinburgh;
- Julian Leslie, Head of Electricity Network Development, and Nicola Pitts, Head of Commercial Frameworks - Gas, National Grid;
- Kersti Berge, Partner, Networks and Head of Ofgem in Scotland, and Andy Burgess, Associate Partner, Energy Systems Integration, Ofgem.
Tune in from 9:30am to watch live. And if you were planning on submitting evidence, a reminder that the deadline is this Friday.
Our Gender Pay Gap inquiry call for views is still open, and closes on 10 March. We are looking for as wide a range of views as possible, so please do read the call for views and get in touch if you'd like to talk through making a submission (to this, or any other inquiry!). The clerking team are very happy to help in any way we can.
We're off next week (both in terms of Committee meetings and newsletter) as the Parliament is in recess, but will be back on the 21st. Until then, we leave you with a wee economy inspired Valentine: