Scotland received a £1.8 billion boost in a crucial manufacturing area, paving the way for independence.
A massive £1.8 billion investment in the green energy sector, which is expected to be a crucial battleground for the SNP, will bolster NICOLA STURGEON’S drive for Scottish independence.
The First Minister underlined her pledge to holding an independence referendum after the epidemic in a speech to the Scottish Nationalist Party virtual conference on Monday. Nicola Sturgeon has called for a second independence referendum (indyref2) by the end of 2023, stating that a country the size of Scotland is capable of going it alone. She went on to set lofty energy goals for Scotland, which now generates nearly all of its total electricity demand from renewable sources.
Ms. Sturgeon’s government plans to generate 50% of all energy from renewable sources by 2030.
And the Scottish government believes it will be able to totally decarbonize its energy system by 2050.
Scotland will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in the first two weeks of November, boosting the push toward net-zero ambitions.
Scotland’s environmental credentials, according to experts, will play a crucial part in the upcoming indyref2.
“People in Scotland elected a new Scottish Parliament in May,” Ms Sturgeon added in her closing remarks.
“A strong and substantial majority in the new Parliament supports an independence referendum.
“As the pandemic fades from view, decisions must be made that will affect Scotland for decades to come.”
Scotland has pledged to invest £1.8 billion in the green energy sector to achieve this target.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced the Scottish Government’s intentions to address the climate catastrophe, the NHS recovery plan, and the poverty problem at the conference on Sunday.
He also mentioned the SNP’s and Scottish Green Party’s collaboration, both of which want Scotland to be independent.
“Together, we have committed to constructing a greener, fairer, and independent Scotland,” Mr Swinney added.
We will invest more in measures to combat climate change, allocating 10% of the transportation budget to active travel.
“Over the course of this parliament, we will invest £1.8 billion in energy efficiency and renewable heating, as well as a 10-year £500 million Just Transition Fund for the North East and Moray.”
Ian Blackford, speaking on Saturday, emphasized the significance of the world community working together to combat climate change.
He did say, however, that the upcoming COP26 summit provides Scotland with an opportunity to “showcase our many prospects to grow our.” Brinkwire Summary News.