The Scottish Energy Forum is a national forum for the presentation and discussion of views on the economic, industrial, technological and political aspects of all forms of energy. The programme of regular meetings gives members the chance to hear briefings by specialists of international standing. Members enjoy opportunities for lively and informed debate in informal surroundings, and benefit from networking with others from a range of energy-related enterprises.
The Forum’s origins date back to 1975 when it was known as the “Edinburgh & Leith Petroleum Club”. In the autumn of 1998, the Club merged with the Glasgow-based Oil Club and changed its name to “The Scottish Oil Club” (SOC). Always at the forefront of energy debate, since 2001 the Club has held a diverse series of talks from right across the sector. Some 29 presentations on climate change, energy transition and renewables have been delivered. Recognising the changing energy landscape, this prompted the SOC Board to undertake a review in 2019 to ensure the club accurately reflected its strategic brief. The SOC therefore applied to Companies House to amend its name and was incorporated as “The Scottish Energy Forum Limited” on 5th November 2019.
Regular monthly meetings are held over the Autumn, Winter and Spring. The Scottish Energy Forum is a key non-profit energy NGO and a highly credible energy discussion forum with significant membership across Scotland, Europe, and the world. The diverse membership is drawn from right across the energy industry and its supporting service companies. The membership includes decision/policy makers, financial sector analysts, trade, academics and consulting–a true breadth of experience and knowledge. The Forum values all opinions and aims to facilitate discussion and debate of topical issues, research, and projects across the full energy spectrum for all those keen to deliver their views to our members, or wishing to challenge our collective experience. The Club also enables invaluable networking at the industry level, and across peer groups. All are welcome to hear the presentations, debate the discussion and learn more about the energy sector than they probably knew before.