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SNP blow hot and cold on offshore wind

April 11, 2019 6:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on plans for the Scottish and UK Governments to host an Edinburgh summit to look at how UK companies can benefit more from the build-out of offshore wind farms in UK waters, North East Fife MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

"The then SNP Economy Secretary Keith Brown proclaimed the takeover of BiFab by Canadian firm DF Barnes "a very good day" for employees and assured Parliament the firm had no intention of shedding further staff. Only 21 days later the new Scottish Government endorsed owners announced staff cuts.

"Scotland has enormous offshore wind potential but too often this SNP Government blow hot and cold and the sector suffers.

"This summit offers a chance to open up new frontiers for renewable energy in Scotland and ensure that this fledgling industry gets the support that it needs to flourish."