Majority of Scots support SNP’s renewable energy drive

Ash Denham
Ash Denham

The SNP has responded to a new opinion poll published by WWF Scotland shows 61% of people agree with the SNP in seeking a future powered by renewable energy.
The poll revealed how out of touch the Tories are when it comes to energy policy, as they continue to focus their attention on nuclear power as opposed to the renewable energy systems of the future.

SNP MSP Ash Denham (Edinburgh East) who sits on Holyrood’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee, said: “This opinion poll is a vindication of Scottish Government policy which encourages the development and use of renewable energy technology – in order to both meet our climate change commitments and ensure our energy needs are met in decades to come.
“It is excellent to see such strong support for renewable energy across Scotland – and simply further proves how out of touch the Tories are with public opinion on this vital issue.
“They oppose the development of renewable energy technology at every turn – and their cuts to subsidies for this industry will prove deeply damaging to jobs and the industry’s ability to help us meet our energy needs.
“The Scottish Government will always work to protect jobs, develop renewables and meet our climate change obligations – and this poll shows that the public agree with these sentiments.”

Pixie Energy

Pixie logo Pixie Energy is an incubator and a facilitator of strategic research and project work, focusing on energy regulation, policy and markets at the local and national level. Find out more about Pixie Energy here.

Local Energy Matters: Scotland

Local Energy Matters: Scotland is a free-to-download brochure with a focus on energy tariffs in the two Scottish electricity distribution regions, as well news on local energy and low-carbon schemes.

Previous editions can be download here.

Scottish energy market overview

You can read an overview of the Scottish energy market here.

Scottish Government energy feed