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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 4:45 pm on 25th March 2010.

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Photo of Patrick Harvie Patrick Harvie Green 4:45 pm, 25th March 2010

Sadly, the public money that is going into the green investment bank equates to about 5 miles of urban motorway or less than half of a road bridge in Scotland. Would not it make far more sense to clean up the banks that we already own, such as the Royal Bank of Scotland, and force them to take their money—that is to say, our money—out of tar sands, oil extraction and coal power, and put that money, which is the real money, into the transformational technologies of the 21st century?