Renewable Capacity (Public Buildings)

Part of First Minister's Question Time – in the Scottish Parliament at 12:00 pm on 5th June 2008.

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Photo of Alex Salmond Alex Salmond First Minister of Scotland, Leader, Scottish National Party 12:00 pm, 5th June 2008

I am sure that Sarah Boyack will acknowledge that I listed the increased funding that is available for community generation and microgeneration. Just this week, in an historic joint launch with the Scottish Green Party, we launched a climate change fund of £18 million to enable communities throughout Scotland to tackle climate change issues and embrace renewables.

Sarah Boyack is right. We identified in our manifesto, on page 29, the opportunity to move towards renewable generation in Scottish schools. In addition to the various initiatives that I listed—she had the courtesy to acknowledge that she approves of those—there will be more announcements shortly on how we can realise the ambition of having renewable capacity in Scotland's schools.