Richard Lochhead

Turning environmental concerns into ambition

Over these past four years we have taken some important steps to make Scotland greener:

We’ve transformed Scotland into a world leader in green energy, with a record 39 new renewable projects since we came to power and pioneering climate change legislation.

Scotland is on track to produce nearly a third of our electricity this year from clean green renewable sources. And we’re aiming for 80 per cent by 2020.

Our £10 million Saltire prize for marine energy innovation has made Scotland a focal point for research and deployment of marine renewable technology.

We’ve reduced the carbon footprint of our rail network by delivering 218 miles of new electrified track across the country.

 Scotland is clean as well as green - under your SNP Government, recycling is at its highest level ever.

And, there will be no new nuclear power stations in Scotland with the SNP.

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