First Minister has announced her new Cabinet
The First Minister has announced her new Cabinet, which includes for the first time the role of Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy & Transport.
Responding, Scottish Renewables Chief Executive Claire Mack said:
"The appointment of a Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy & Transport today is a welcome acknowledgement of the importance of the renewable energy industry and reflects Scottish Renewables’ request of the new Scottish Government in our manifesto for the recent election.
"The establishment of this key position demonstrates that our industry is now a central part of Scotland’s economy and, of course, our transition to a net-zero carbon society.
"I congratulate Michael Matheson on his appointment and look forward to working with him in his new position, which builds upon the work carried out as Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, as well as with other Cabinet members whose portfolios include areas in which our members are active."