Nicola Sturgeon announced this week that she will form a state-owned energy firm in four years to drive down soaring energy costs (your report, 11 October). She added that the electricity would come from renewable sources. This decision will cost taxpayers millions to set up and could fall foul of EU “state aid” rules.
Renewable sources? Does Ms Sturgeon now have control of the wind and sun? When they do not blow or shine, what then? Import the “nasty” electricity from south of the Border generated from nuclear, coal, gas and even diesel projects.
Of course, the SNP could have delivered cheaper energy bills, both gas and electricity, if it had allowed fracking and not played politics with the six Green MSPS. Yet another missed opportunity.
Fracked gas in America has provided clean gas to power stations, delivering cheaper energy bills for businesses and the public, boosting the economy AND reducing CO2 emissions.
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