SNP MP Alan Brown has called on the UK government to match the SNP’s plans invest in renewables and low carbon energy schemes.

The SNP set out proposals for a bold Green Energy Deal during the 2019 General Election campaign, which aim to harness the power of the Scottish National Investment Bank and create a £3bn package of investments to attract green finance to Scotland. The plans also include:

  • Allowing onshore wind to compete in Contracts for Difference auctions.
  • Reforming punitive transmission charging that the SNP claims discourages investment in Scotland.
  • Setting a clear timescale for the delivery of the interconnectors to Scotland’s islands.
  • Pressing the UK Government to scrap plans to quadruple VAT on residential solar panels.
  • Supporting a diesel scrappage scheme if trading for ultra-low emission vehicles.

Alan Brown MP said: “At the general election, the SNP set out plans for a bold Green Energy Deal that would look to ensure low carbon energy schemes get the long-term certainty needed to support investment and push the UK government to follow Scotland’s lead and introduce a Green Deal.” He continued: “In Westminster, SNP MPs will demand the UK government matches Scotland’s ambition, meets its Paris Climate Agreement responsibilities and sticks to future EU emission standards.”

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