SNP calls on UK Government to introduce Green Energy Deal

SNP MP Alan Brown has called on the UK government to match the SNP’s plans to support investment in renewables and low carbon energy schemes.

The SNP set out proposals for a bold Green Energy Deal during the 2019 General Election campaign, which aim to harness the power of the Scottish National Investment Bank and create a £3bn package of investments to attract green finance to Scotland. The plans also include:

  • Allowing onshore wind to compete in Contracts for Difference auctions.
  • Reforming punitive transmission charging that the SNP claims discourages investment in Scotland.
  • Setting a clear timescale for the delivery of the interconnectors to Scotland’s islands.
  • Pressing the UK Government to scrap plans to quadruple VAT on residential solar panels.
  • Supporting a diesel scrappage scheme if trading for ultra-low emission vehicles.

Alan Brown MP said: “At the general election, the SNP set out plans for a bold Green Energy Deal that would look to ensure low carbon energy schemes get the long-term certainty needed to support investment and push the UK government to follow Scotland’s lead and introduce a Green Deal.” He continued: “In Westminster, SNP MPs will demand the UK government matches Scotland’s ambition, meets its Paris Climate Agreement responsibilities and sticks to future EU emission standards.”

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