Tue 13 Jun, 2017

Scotland has made progress on renewable energy, but the SNP approach to transport policy is still borrowed from the 1980s. Mark Ruskell MSP

Greenhouse gas emissions will continue to rise under the SNP if the party continues with its plans to cut Air Passenger Duty say the Scottish Greens.

The Greens called into question the Scottish Government policy after new figures published today revealed that transport has overtaken energy as Scotland’s most polluting sector.

Ruskell, a Mid Scotland and Fife MSP, said:

“Transport has overtaken energy as our biggest polluter. Scotland has made progress on renewable energy, but the SNP approach to transport policy is still borrowed from the 1980s. These figures show that a change is needed.

“People throughout Scotland will want to know why the SNP is proposing unacceptable tax cuts for wealthy frequent flyers, but failing to make it cheaper to travel everyday by bus and train.”

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