A decade ago today, the Conservative leader visited the Arctic to witness the effects of climate change. But since coming to power, his government has dropped or watered down a succession of green policies.
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The SNP manifesto vows to introduce a range of new political ‘goodies’ in Scotland’s renewable energy industry if re-elected to government in next month’s Scottish parliament elections. The party / government aims to develop an ambitious new Scottish Energy Strategy for the new parliamentary session and the one beyond that to make electricity ‘cleaner, more affordable and more secure’ for all consumers. The strategy will take a “whole system view” and will encompass: – Demand reduction; Energy efficiency; A balanced energy generation mix; A role for storage, and Requirements for a low carbon transition in transport and heat use. The strategy will carefully consider the suggestion from a renewable industry trade association to set a target of 50% of all Scottish energy to come from renewables by 2030. We will continue to support new wave energy technology through Wave Energy Scotland and the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney. We will work closely with the Solar Trade Association to advance proposals for expanding solar energy in Scotland. And we will also continue to promote biomass as a good use of our forestry products for energy.
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