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Interconnectors to Islands (Socioeconomic Benefits)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 27th May 2015.

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Does the minister agree that, in addition to the socioeconomic benefits, the significant renewable energy generation capacity in Scotland’s islands can help to keep the United Kingdom’s lights on and help the UK to meet its climate change targets? Does he agree that the supply chain will produce significant numbers of well-paid jobs and careers, not only in our islands but throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK?