Angus Brendan MacNeil SNP MP has written to the Managing Director of SSE Renewables to share their plans for an offshore wind farm off the Fife Coast through their subsidiary Seagreen Ltd.
Commenting Mr MacNeil said:
“It is in the public interest to know what promises were made by Seagreen Ltd to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy that Seagreen would achieve as part of a successful bid for taxpayer funded Contracts for Difference (CfD).
“It is only right that we know which parts of the contract SSE plan to place in Scotland, particularly at this difficult time economically. There are shovel ready projects and yards waiting to build wind farm jackets which would employ people in Arnish on Lewis and in Fife. We can’t have this work going overseas in the United Arab Emirates or China, when it is funded by Scottish taxpayers.
“It is important that SSE fully communicate their intentions on this so that they can be held accountable. They are a green energy company but is this only a veneer if they are acting unethically and ignoring the communities around them.”