I want to focus on what we need to do, the progress that we have made so far and how we can overcome the obstacles. A few years ago, a huge development project was going on up the road. It had a chequered planning history, but the intention was to use heat as part of the process for powering the development. However, that was of course one of the first things that dropped off the agenda, and...
—to delivery of those schemes by councils. As WWF has said, we need a massive step change and transformation across the country. Although I welcome the strategy that has been announced this week, I have to say that it is late and that it needs to be kicked up a gear if it is going to deliver on the targets that we all agree on.
I welcome the minister’s comment. Just last month, I visited the Mitsubishi factory in Livingston. It was interesting to be close to the technology and to find out how quiet it is—the minister is spot-on about that. The challenge is to develop a proportionate regulatory system, because there is a danger that we have fallen behind on a technology that could be fantastic for Scotland.
Labour MSP for Lothian