Plea for more green jobs to be delivered

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A CALL has been made to the Government to deliver green jobs for Scotland.

Area MP Lindsay Roy has joined forces with the RSPB and Friends of the Earth to make the plea, following the publication of the coalition’s Energy Bill which will determine the way Britain is powered for the next generation.

Mr Roy says it risks driving investment and jobs in clean energy out of the UK and could destroy the country’s chances of meeting its goals to tackle climate change by launching a new dash for gas.

He wants the Government to amend the Bill to set a target to green UK electricity by 2030, in line with advice from its independent advisors, to encourage renewable energy companies to make long-term investments in Britain that could bring new jobs to his constituency.

Mr Roy said: “Renewable energy companies and their supply chains will only invest in Glenrothes and Central Fife long-term if the Government sets out a clear pathway for low-carbon energy in the future.”