UK Budget reaction
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today announced a range of support packages for the low-carbon economy in the UK Government Budget.
Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said:
“Scotland's renewable energy industry is already delivering economic, environmental and social benefits across the country. This Budget recognises the future potential of renewables to drive economic growth in a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
“The North East of Scotland is home to a world-renowned energy sector already and its skills and expertise will be vital as we decarbonise our economy. While funding to support the Aberdeen Energy Transition Zone, Global Underwater Hub and North Sea Transition Deal are to be welcomed, it is essential that these projects help deliver on net-zero.
“Support for offshore wind infrastructure across the UK is also welcome, and we look forward to hearing details of the Scottish element of this announcement when they are agreed.”