Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 4:52 pm on 21st February 2007.

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Photo of Rob Gibson Rob Gibson Scottish National Party 4:52 pm, 21st February 2007

We will be able to answer that question only when we find out what the nuclear industry costs to set up and how many billions of pounds need to be spent on decommissioning. The Executive has not told us any of that. The point is that that money could be spent on renewables.

Any renewables strategy must focus on how we get such energy from where it is produced into the market. The SNP motion sets out our commitment in that respect. We will introduce a Scottish energy strategy, which will be based on renewables, and we reject completely the nuclear option.