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SNP 'needs energy supply reality check'

"Unite supports a renewable component in any future energy mix and obviously we welcome the opening of the Crystal Rig wind farm in East Lothian," he said. "However, we believe the SNP and the First Minister need a reality check. Over the past 50 years nuclear energy has supplied up to 50 per cent of Scotland's energy needs. The safety record of nuclear energy in Scotland is excellent.

THE biggest trade union in Scotland said First Minister Alex Salmond needs a "reality check" over the future of Scotland's energy supplies.

Unite's regional secretary John Quigley welcomed the opening of the new Crystal Rig windfarm in East Lothian but said energy supply had to be one of the main issues for consensus, informed debate and consultation.

His comments came after Mr Salmond visited the new windfarm near Dunbar yesterday.

"Unite supports a renewable component in any future energy mix and obviously we welcome the opening of the Crystal Rig wind farm in East Lothian," he said.

"However, we believe the SNP and the First Minister need a reality check. Over the past 50 years nuclear energy has supplied up to 50 per cent of Scotland's energy needs. The safety record of nuclear energy in Scotland is excellent.

"If we are to enjoy security of supply and tackle climate change, then we must continue to support a balanced energy policy including the nuclear component."


THE biggest trade union in Scotland said First Minister Alex Salmond needs a "reality check" over the future of Scotland's energy supplies.

Unite's regional secretary John Quigley welcomed the opening of the new Crystal Rig windfarm in East Lothian but said energy supply had to be one of the main issues for consensus, informed debate and consultation.

His comments came after Mr Salmond visited the new windfarm near Dunbar yesterday.

"Unite supports a renewable component in any future energy mix and obviously we welcome the opening of the Crystal Rig wind farm in East Lothian," he said.

"However, we believe the SNP and the First Minister need a reality check. Over the past 50 years nuclear energy has supplied up to 50 per cent of Scotland's energy needs. The safety record of nuclear energy in Scotland is excellent.

"If we are to enjoy security of supply and tackle climate change, then we must continue to support a balanced energy policy including the nuclear component."



Source: http://news.scotsman.com/po...

SEP 8 2007
https://www.windaction.org/posts/10971-snp-needs-energy-supply-reality-check
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