Scotland’s Independence White Paper: ‘Still no new Scottish nuclear power’

nuclear symbolAs a substantial supplier to the rest of the UK, an independent Scotland will require a far greater degree of oversight of the market arrangements for energy and firmer safeguards over Scottish energy security.

The Scottish Government plans to establish an Energy Partnership with the Westminster Government, ensuring that we jointly steer the approach to the energy market and that Scotland’s long-term interests are better served.

An independent Scotland can ensure that there are market incentives to deliver a mix of generation, as set out in the Scottish Government’s Electricity Generation Policy Statement combining renewable and thermal forms of generation.

 Through this partnership, the Scottish Government will ensure that new investment in Scottish generation is not compromised by the Westminster Government’s proposals to overhaul the structure of the electricity market and enter into expensive, long-term contracts for new nuclear generation.

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