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Conservatives should think carefully about wind energy rhetoric

January 28, 2013 1:37 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting as the Scottish Conservative's, as part of their energy Liam McArthurLiam McArthurpolicy review, have said today that wind farms should be substantially cut, Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

"Achieving our climate change and emissions reduction targets is going to be tough. However, these targets are supported by all the main parties in Scotland, including the Tories, and meeting them will require our renewable energy resources to be fully exploited.

"The Tories should think carefully about the increasingly hostile and populist rhetoric they are using in relation to wind energy. Undermining confidence and therefore investment in the sector will do nothing for jobs and wealth creation, or our efforts to de-carbonise our economy. It may also put at risk our ability to achieve our statutory commitments."