COP26: Scottish Labour demand green jobs action as SNP accuse Alister Jack of not visiting renewable energy companies. Scottish Labour have demanded immediate investment in green jobs ahead of COP26. Speaking with the Glasgow conference 100 days away, Monica Lennon MSP demanded “urgent action” and the immediate deployment of the £100m Green Jobs Fund. The calls come as the SNP criticised the UK Scottish Secretary for not visiting a single Scottish renewable energy company in the first quarter of 2021. “A Scottish Energy Development Agency should be established urgently, to ensure future funds and support are distributed quickly and to the right places. “Only radical and immediate action will do to meet the challenge of the climate crisis and to ensure that the people of Scotland benefit from a planned transition to a greener economy.”
Scotsman 24th July 2021 read more »
THE SCOTTISH Government has been urged to ensure the country isn’t “left behind” by a revolution in renewable energy ahead of the COP26 climate conference. Labour has issued the warning after figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that direct employment from green jobs in Scotland is at its lowest level since 2014, according to the latest available statistics.
Herald 23rd July 2021 read more »