Thu 18 Jun, 2015

Responding to the decision by the UK Government to exclude new onshore wind farms from the renewable obligation subsidy scheme, Patrick Harvie, Scottish Green MSP for Glasgow and a member of Holyrood's economy and energy committee, said:

"The Conservative government is far too willing to appease the irrational climate deniers on its backbenches, and this can be the only rationale for pulling the plug on the renewable energy industry.

"To do so while committing to decades of funding for nuclear energy, giving the green light to new fossil fuel extraction and dragging their feet on demand management shows that their energy policy is stuck in the 20th century and failing to grasp the challenges and opportunities facing us today."

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