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Green jobs report shows UK family delivering jobs and growth

January 13, 2014 1:56 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting as Scottish Renewables publishes a major report showing Liam McArthurLiam McArthurrenewables companies have reported a five percent increase in employment in one year, Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

"This is an encouraging report. It vindicates Liberal Democrat support for investment in renewables including the creation of the world-leading Green Investment Bank.

"The report demonstrates that the green energy revolution has delivered thousands of skilled jobs in local communities across Scotland. This is a real boost to our communities and to our economy.

"Scottish Liberal Democrats are committed to renewables which will enable us to meet our climate change targets, building a stronger economy and a fairer society. The strength of the broad UK shoulders allows us to share investment in the renewables sector across a wider pool. This has resulted in a 56 percent increase in renewable electricity generation across the UK. This positive report demonstrates clearly that the UK family provides the optimum conditions to grow our renewables sector.

"We need both of Scotland's governments working hand in hand to continue this progress delivering more jobs and growth."