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Speaking a week before the Scottish Government publishes its Second Report on Proposals and Policies (RPP2) for meeting Scotland’s emissions reduction targets, Scots Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson will today ratchet up the pressure on the SNP government to change course on its green energy policy, labeling the government’s ambition to produce the equivalent of 100% of Scotland’s electricity demand from renewable sources by 2020 as ‘the supreme folly of our age’.
Conservative Fisheries spokesman Struan Stevenson today welcomed a new package of measures designed to address the delicate balance between the recovery of cod stocks and the livelihoods of fishing communities.
As the European Parliament approved two reports aimed at getting the EU’s cod programme back on track, Mr Stevenson said:
“The old plan was delivering the worst of both worlds - no good for cod stocks and no good for fishermen. This readjustment should help to inject some common sense into the management of cod stocks which have begun to make a strong recovery.”