The new spending review laid out by the UK Government does not give Scottish renewable energy workers “clarity” on the future of their sector, the boss of an energy trade body has said.

Claire Mack, chief executive of Scottish Renewables, hit out at the government last night after the publication of the spending review, which will look to add £13.4bn to total public spending, including £1.7bn for capital spending.

She expressed concern after the review only pledged an extra £30 million for low carbon projects.

Since the 2015 introduction of a public veto on onshore wind projects by the UK Government in England, few developments have been commissioned, despite growing popularity for the technology.

In May, Ms Mack described the UK Government stance on onshore projects as “wrongheaded”.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also said the policy was “short-sighted” and ruled any such move in Scotland.

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