SNP proposes Green Energy Deal to revolutionise renewable economy

The SNP proposed a new Green Energy Deal on 13 November to “revolutionise the renewable economy in Scotland and the rest of the UK.”

If re-elected in Scotland following the general election on 12 November, the SNP will aim to secure a deal that will:

  • ensure green energy projects get the long-term certainty needed to support investment
  • deliver a wave and tidal energy industrial strategy with adequate funding
  • allow onshore wind to compete in Contracts for Difference auctions
  • reform a “punitive transmission charging regime that discourages investment in Scotland”
  • set a timescale for the delivery of the interconnectors to Scotland’s islands
  • urge the ditching of Conservative Party plans to quadruple VAT on household solar panels, and
  • support a diesel scrappage scheme if trading for ultra-low emission vehicles.


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