Aberdeen South’s SNP MP Stephen Flynn has slammed the UK Government over what he is calling the “great Scottish renewables robbery”.
Westminster’s Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is being urged to use his powers to address the issue of fair grid access for renewables projects.
Calls for ministers to overhaul the grid transmission charging system have been reignited in the wake of UK hosting COP26.
Another offshore wind leasing round in Scottish waters is in the pipeline, organisers of the process have confirmed.
UK Government ministers have been told that the current transmission charging system is “entirely contrary” to the net zero agenda.
The disincentive of grid charging to renewables developments north of the border might not as damaging as has been feared.
The Secretary of State for Scotland is being urged to put pressure on his colleagues in Westminster to remove the premium faced by renewables developments north of the border.