Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus Brendan MacNeil has been pressing the UK Government to support renewable energy projects in the islands and on Tuesday 18 July, Mr MacNeil will again maintain this pressure when he meets with Richard Harrington MP, Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Commenting Angus MacNeil MP said:
“Locational price modelling is ruining the chances of island renewables wind projects.
“The islands need to be considered as a distinct category open for CfDs (Contracts for difference) to make wind projects in the islands viable. The Tory manifesto stated “We will support the development of wind projects in the remote islands of Scotland, where they will directly benefit local communities”, they must stick to their manifesto promise to ensure there will be island CfDs.
“On Tuesday 18 July, I will be meeting with Richard Harrington MP to again highlight the urgent need for action to allow renewable energy projects in the islands the opportunity to progress.”