Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Green energy policy

For the avoidance of doubt one of the two Green MSPs in the Scottish Parliament, Patrick Harvie,  has confirmed his unrealistic energy dogma at the Green Party conference in Aberdeen last week end. He urges the SNP energy minister to do the following:
"First, the new coal-fired power station at Hunterston must be blocked. Then he must rule out shale gas extraction, which his energy minister has refused to do.
"Then, because carbon capture and storage can never be applied to most uses of oil anyway, he must drop his support for dangerous deep water oil drilling in Scottish waters."
I wonder if the other Green MSP, Alison Johnstone, who is the rather more acceptable face of the Green movement in Holyrood, agrees with him. 

The problem is that Green party policies have had a considerable influence on public policy in the past - as witnessed by the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

No comments:

Post a Comment