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Chris Stark is Director of Energy and Climate Change in the Scottish Government, leading the development of Scotland’s approach to emissions-reduction and the accompanying energy system transition. His team provides advice to Scottish Ministers on all aspects of energy and climate policy – and on licensing and consent decisions for new onshore energy infrastructure. Chris previously headed the Strategy Unit, the Scottish Government’s central strategy team, and has worked in a number of Whitehall departments. He has wide experience of economic policy-making, in the Scottish Government, HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.