The SNP is today calling for cross-party support for a motion urging the UK Government to re-think its decision to cut £1 billion in funding for the carbon capture and storage project in Peterhead.
Stewart Stevenson, MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament expressing concern at the decision, which could cost up to 600 jobs in the North East.
He is calling for North East MSPs of all parties to join him in condemning the UK Government’s decision and to stand up for the energy industry in the region.
He said: “The carbon capture project would have been a major boost for the North East – creating 600 jobs and helping Scotland to become a world leader in clean energy.
“The UK Government’s decision to abandon the scheme is just the latest example of their complete disregard for our energy industry – and it’s right that North East MSPs from across the parties join in condemning this cut.”