Government: Renewables not nuclear

Planned reforms to the electricity market must focus on renewable energy rather than nuclear subsidies, according to the Scottish Government.

The comment follows publication of the draft UK Energy Bill which the British Government hopes will deliver the £110 billion investment needed to build new low-carbon capacity.

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “Scotland already leads the world in renewable energy which is bringing in jobs and investment to communities across Scotland.

“We should focus on that potential, and the UK Government must recognise that the purpose of this reform is to support renewable energy, not to provide subsidies for nuclear energy. Clean, green renewables must not lose out from increased support for nuclear… Read more

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