30 Oct 2012
The First Minister today outlined his desire to up Scotland’s renewable energy target to 50 per cent.
This is despite widespread anger at the SNP’s obsession with windfarms, which are likely to underpin the hiked target, currently sitting at 35 per cent.
Scottish Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser, convener of the Scottish Parliament’s energy committee, said:
“The biggest problem with the SNP’s renewable energy target is that it’s completely underpinned by wind power.
“Not only is that an unreliable and intermittent source, but it’s led to turbines blighting communities across the whole country.
“Elsewhere in the world enthusiasm for wind energy is cooling, but not in SNP Scotland.
“Communities whose landscapes risk being wrecked by the march of windfarms will not be impressed to hear the First Minister outline his desire to build even more.”
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