Source: Scottish Greens
The Scottish Government must not abandon these communitiesMark Ruskell
Responding to the news that the Scottish Government has withdrawn assurances for the NnG jacket fabrication contract for BiFab, placing 500 jobs under threat, Scottish Greens energy spokesperson Mark Ruskell MSP said: “This decision makes a mockery of the Scottish Government’s commitments on green jobs and is a huge blow for communities in Fife and Scotland’s ambitions on renewable energy.
“Although energy policy is reserved, we have been clear ministers could use Crown Estate Scotland powers to ensure that leases for offshore wind are granted on condition of supporting jobs in the Scottish supply chain. The Scottish Government must not abandon these communities.”