Climate Change and Sustainable Development (Support for Targets)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 13th September 2017.

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Photo of Roseanna Cunningham Roseanna Cunningham Scottish National Party

Although the announcement of the result of the second allocation round was disappointing, I am not sure that it came as a surprise. The way in which the scheme is structured and designed means that innovative projects will always lose out in favour of bigger players and more mature technologies, which is why the Scottish Government continues to press the UK Government to commit to a fairer system that would offer early-stage technologies the chance to replicate the impressive cost reductions that we are currently seeing in offshore wind.