Falkirk East SNP MSP and member of the Economy, Energy and Tourism committee Angus MacDonald today said he was looking forward seeing Scotland’s renewable energy showcased as the Holyrood committee called for evidence on Scotland’s renewable energy capacity and infrastructure. He also highlighted that the Port of Grangemouth is well placed to take a major role in the renewables revolution.
Speaking following a visit to Grangemouth docks at the invitation of Forth Ports, Angus MacDonald said:
“The SNP Government has set bold but achievable targets to deliver 100% of Scotland’s electricity needs from renewable energy by 2020.
“Scotland is increasingly recognised as a European and even world leader in renewable energy.
“The development of tidal and wave energy around our shores, investment in off shore wind turbines and new low carbon technologies will all play their part in meeting this target.
“And Scotland’s largest port, the Port of Grangemouth, is well placed to play it’s part in the renewables revolution.”
“Our energy providers, universities and renewable energy developers have much to showcase whilst organisations like Ofgem have a lot to explain when it comes to transmission charges.
“I would urge all those who are helping to turn Scotland into a world leader in renewable energy and an example of what can be achieved to submit evidence to the inquiry.
“This inquiry is an opportunity for the renewables industry to demonstrate their ability to meet the Scottish Government’s targets and to make Scotland a global leader in clean, green energy.”