SCOTTISH ministers and the leaders of three island councils have written to the UK Business Secretary over claims that government indecision is putting at risk more than £1.3 billion of funding for large-scale renewable energy products. Their letter to Greg Clark was announced as Holyrood ministers met council leaders from Orkney, Shetland and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar at the Convention of the Highlands and Islands (COHI) in Inverness. The politicians expressed their concern about the effects of continued uncertainty on support for large-scale renewable energy projects on the Scottish Islands. An independent report estimated that island economies could benefit by up to £725 million from renewables over the next quarter of a century. But the Scottish Government said delays in announcing which technologies would be supported in the next round of auctions that back the sector were putting at risk existing investments made in developing renewable energy projects.
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At least £1.3 billion of investment in ‘shovel ready’ Scottish energy projects is being put at risk by indecision by the UK Government over major funding decisions according to the Scot-Govt. Scottish Deputy First Minister John Swinney and leaders of three Scottish Island Councils have written to Greg Clark, the UK Business and Energy Minister, to voice concern about the effects of continued uncertainty on support for large-scale renewable energy projects on the Scottish Islands.
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