Nicola Sturgeon has challenged Westminster to “stop obsessing” about nuclear power and “get its act together” on green energy. She vowed that a large team of SNP MPs in the House of Commons would push the UK government to act on the climate emergency. The Scottish Government is “already a world leader” in tackling the issue, the First Minister said, as she called on politicians south of the border to follow in her footsteps. Campaigning in Edinburgh ahead of the December 12 General Election, Ms Sturgeon said: “At this election, Scotland can elect a strong team of SNP MPs to demand the radical action needed to tackle the climate emergency and secure the future of our green energy industry. “Scotland is already a world leader on tackling the climate crisis and delivering green energy. By contrast, Westminster has wasted years obsessing over nuclear power and a complete lack of vision and ambition over the energy technologies of the future.
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Nicola Sturgeon must match her “rhetoric” with “Government action” if Scotland is to play its part as a world leader in tackling the climate emergency, the First Minister was warned yesterday. The SNP was also accused of ceding the “moral high ground” through its links to organisations promoting the fossil fuel industry, as climate again took centre stage in the election campaign. Patrick Harvie, co-leader of the Scottish Greens, hit out after Ms Sturgeon said the Nats would lead the climate charge on Westminster if her party members were to be elected in numbers. Ms Sturgeon challenged Westminster to “stop obsessing” about nuclear power and “get its act together” on green energy.
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