The Scottish Greens have pledged to create 10,000 jobs by investing heavily in renewable energy. The party wants the next Scottish Government to upgrade existing windfarms and encourage greater community ownership of turbines built in the future. The environmentalists will launch their 2021 election manifesto tomorrow as the party to looks to increase its number of MSPs. The party wants planning restrictions relaxed to make it easier to install windfarms, with the exception of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Daily Record 13th April 2021 read more »
THE SNP has been accused of having “massively let down” rural communities amid a warning climate responsibility “needs to be integrated into every sort of decision” the Government takes. The Scottish Greens have insisted that Scotland can play a “unique” leadership role in global efforts to avert a climate disaster – but have called on the SNP to “pick a date” for oil and gas extraction to end to kickstart a transformation towards a renewable energy boom in Scotland.
Herald 13th April 2021 read more »