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SNP attacks UK government over “appalling” lack of support for renewables sector

SNP attacks UK government over “appalling” lack of support for renewables sector


SNP energy spokesperson Callum McCaig has criticised the UK government for failing to back the renewables industry. In a letter to business and energy secretary Greg Clark, McCaig highlighted BEIS’s failure to respond to the Scottish government on an “array of key issues” that would impact the sector. Describing as “shameful” the government’s record on green energy, he added: “Brexit has plunged the UK energy market into further uncertainty. This, after years of austerity measures, cuts and U-turns on investments and with recent figures showing that renewables investment could face a 95% drop between 2017 and 2020––it is absolutely clear that the time to act is now.”