UK Energy Minister and Deputy Scotland Minister face MPs’ questions over Scottish renewable energy projects

renewables_in_scotland15Junior British Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom, the staunch supporter of British Independence from the EU-bloc, and Lord Dunlop, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Scotland, are due to give evidence to MPs on the Commons’ Scottish Affairs Committee tomorrow (14 June).

The Committee will be challenging the UK Government on how it considers Scottish interests, and finding out what role the Scotland Office plays in representing Scotland’s renewable sector.

Pete Wishart, MP
Pete Wishart, MP

Committee Chairman Pete Wishart (SNP, MP, Perth and Perthshire) commented: “We know that Scotland has great capacity for producing energy from natural resources, and this can play a vital role in the UK’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions.

“We will be asking the Government what they are doing to support investment in renewable technology, whether they have a long-term plan for meeting the UK’s legally-binding carbon emission targets, and how this will be achieved.

“At last week’s session in Edinburgh, the Scottish Government told us that they had not been consulted on recent changes to support for renewables, so we will also be asking how the UK Government considers the impact on Scotland of changes to UK-wide energy policies, and whether the Scotland Office is fulfilling its role of representing Scottish interests within Government.”

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